Bianca Ambrosetti

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBianca•Ambrosetti
Used nameBianca•Ambrosetti
Born1 March 1914 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
Died27 March 1933 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
AffiliationsSocietà Ginnastica Pavese, Pavia (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Bianca Ambrosetti was only 14 when, as a member of the Italian team, she won a silver medal in all-round gymnastics at the 1928 Summer Olympics. She and her teammates had trained locally in her native Pavia and had few resources, but they still qualified to represent Italy at the Games. Upon their return, they received congratulations personally from Benito Mussolini. She was already suffering from tuberculosis at the Games, a disease that would cost her her life a few years later, when she was still very young. In contrast, one of her teammates, Carla Marangoni, lived over 100 years to become the last known survivor of the 1928 Summer Games and the Olympian who lived the longest after her Olympic appearance.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Bianca Ambrosetti
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver