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Virginia Giorgi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameVirginia•Giorgi
Used nameVirginia•Giorgi
Born24 February 1914 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
Died(Prior to 2002)
AffiliationsSocietà Ginnastica Pavese, Pavia (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Virginia Giorgi was a member of the very young Italian team that won a silver medal in team gymnastics at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. She and her teammates were trained in their native Pavia by the Physical Education professor Gino Grevi, who enthusiastically accepted the idea of forming a gymnastic team, despite few resources, recruiting the best students of the city’s schools.

Virginia Giorgi was 14 years and 6 months old in 1928. The group, called Piccole Ginnaste Pavesi, was on their first trip abroad. They received congratulations from the Dutch Queen and the town of Pavia greeted them joyfully on their return. In Roma they were received personally by Duce Benito Mussolini.

Results

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