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Antonio Spallino

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAntonio•Spallino
Used nameAntonio•Spallino
Born1 April 1925 in Como, Como (ITA)
Died27 September 2017 in Carimate, Como (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Antonio Spallino was considered one of the best Italian fencers of the 1950s. After winning the Italian individual épèe title and the World team title in 1949 he switched to the foil in 1950, with which he won three Olympic medals and five team medals at the World Championships between 1953-58, with golds in 1954-55.

After retiring from sports competition, Spallino worked as a lawyer along with a political career, similar to his father, Lorenzo, who was a senator and twice an Italian minister. Antonio Spallino was mayor of Como from 1970-85 with the Christian Democrats party. In 1988 he was elected World President of Panathlon International and two years later he became President of Gazzetta srl, the proprietary company of the well-known Italian sporting newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Antonio Spallino
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Antonio Spallino
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

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