Licia Macchini

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLicia•Macchini
Used nameLicia•Macchini
Born11 July 1930 in Lodi, Lodi (ITA)
Died29 November 2018 in Pieve Porto Morone, Pavia (ITA)
AffiliationsAS Ginnastica Fanfulla, Lodi (ITA)
NOC Italy


Licia Macchini was an Italian gymnast in the 1950s. Born in Lodi, she competed at two Olympic Games: in 1948, where she was the youngest athlete on the Italian team, and in 1952. A member of the Fanfulla club under coach Riccardo Fraschini, in 1950 she was Italian champion in the all-around, but her brightest moment came at the 1950 World Championships, held in Basel, where she won two bronze medals: one individual in the balance beam and another with the team alongside the Olympians Renata Bianchi, Laura Micheli, Elena Santoni, Liliana Scaricabarozzi, Lilia Torriani and the non-Olympians Anna Monlarini and Marja Nutti.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Licia Macchini
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Italy 8
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Licia Macchini
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 35
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Italy 6
Team Portable Apparatus, Women (Olympic) Italy 10
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) =56
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) =14
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) =31
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =66