Ines Vercesi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIones "Ines"•Vercesi
Used nameInes•Vercesi
Born5 January 1916 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
Died24 April 1997 in Sestri Levante, Genova (ITA)
AffiliationsSocietà Ginnastica Pavese, Pavia (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Ines Vercesi 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.

Ines Vercesi was only 12 years and 7 months old in 1928, and only Luigina Giavotti was younger among her teammates. 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 Ines Vercesi
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) Italy 2 Silver