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Franco Riccardi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameFranco•Riccardi
Used nameFranco•Riccardi
Born13 June 1905 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died24 May 1968 in San Colombano al Lambro, Milano (ITA)
Measurements167 cm
NOC Italy

Biography

Franco Riccardi came from a wealthy Italian family from Milano. They also owned the vineyard at San Colombano, where he died in 1968 and which was run by his son. They wealth of his family allowed him to pursue his fencing career without financial concerns. He started fencing at the age of 16, when he joined the Società del Giardino di Milano, where his extraordinary talent was discovered by [Giuseppe Mangiarotti] (22678). The highlight of his career was at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Italy made a clean sweep, with Riccardi winning gold medals in individual and team épée. In 1931 and 1933 Riccardi was unofficial World Champion in team épée, while in 1930 and 1934 he was runner-up in team, and he was third in the 1929 individual event. At home, he was Italian amateur champion from 1927-29, and also finished third at the 1929 European Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Franco Riccardi
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Franco Riccardi
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Franco Riccardi
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Franco Riccardi
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury

Special Notes