Orlando Polmonari

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOrlando•Polmonari
Used nameOrlando•Polmonari
Born11 March 1924 in Ferrara, Ferrara (ITA)
Died27 August 2014 in Ferrara, Ferrara (ITA)
AffiliationsPalestra Ginnastica Ferrara, Ferrara (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Orlando Polmonari started in gymnastics in 1938 but was soon stopped by the war. He was deported to Germany during World War II after slapping a German officer and was imprisoned for six years. On his return he resumed gymnastics and helped Italy to a team silver medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games, improving to the gold in 1955. In 1955 he also was fourth individually on pommelled horse at the Mediterranean Games. The highlight of his career was helping Italy to the team bronze at the 1960 Roma Olympics. Outside of gymnastics Polmonari worked in the cultural world, teaching painting.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Orlando Polmonari
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 79
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 10
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =112
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =70
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =100
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 136
Rings, Men (Olympic) =84
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =73
1960 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Orlando Polmonari
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 38
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 3 Bronze
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =62 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =52 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =54 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =33 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =52 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =12 r1/2

Special Notes