Giovanni Carminucci

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiovanni•Carminucci
Used nameGiovanni•Carminucci
Born14 November 1939 in San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno (ITA)
Died16 February 2007 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Measurements169 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsG.S. VV.FF. "Brunetti", Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Giovanni Carminucci was an Italian gymnast. His father went missing in Russia during World War II. Giovanni began gymnastics in the Marche Region, coached by Giulio Pennente, following his older brother Pasquale. He then moved to the military club Vigili del Fuoco of Roma.

Giovanni was a four-time Italian champion in the all-around (1961, 1967, 1968, 1970) and many times champion across various specialties. He won silver medal in the parallel bars and bronze in the team event at the 1960 Roma Olympics, where he was 14th in the individual all-around. He also took part at the 1964 Tokyo Games, where he was 27th in the individual and excluded from the final of parallel bars, where he was among the favorites, due to a seventh-place finish in the qualification round.

Carminucci also competed at the World Championships (in 1958 and 1962, with a 18th in the individual in the latter competition) and at various editions of Mediterranean Games, where he won a total of nine medals. At the European Championships he won gold in the horse vault and two bronze medals (parallel bars and individual) in 1961; gold in the parallel bars – his favorite apparatus – in 1963; and bronze and gold in the parallel bars in 1967 and 1971 respectively. The latter year marked his retirement from active competition. His brother Pasquale, also an excellent gymnast, competed alongside him for most of his career, including at the Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Giovanni Carminucci
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 14
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =26 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =9 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =28 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =46 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =30 r1/2
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Giovanni Carminucci
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 27
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 4
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =30 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =54 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =7 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =63 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =25 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =54 r1/2
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Giovanni Carminucci
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =55
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 12
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =65 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =85 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =26 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =80 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =63 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =33 r1/2

Olympic family relations

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