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Diana Pizzavini

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDiana•Pizzavini
Used nameDiana•Pizzavini
Born6 August 1911 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
Died23 January 1989
AffiliationsSocietà Ginnastica Pavese, Pavia (ITA)
NOC Italy


Diana Pizzavini 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 from the city’s schools.

Diana Pizzavini turned 17 two days before the start of the competition. 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.


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