Franco Tognini

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGaudenzio Franco•Tognini
Used nameFranco•Tognini
Born26 October 1907 in Monza, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Died27 April 1980 in Monza, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Measurements167 cm
NOC Italy

Biography

Franco Tognini started with gymnastics in 1920 and had his first international appearance in 1923. Between 1927 and 1939, when he retired from active competition, he was a member of the Italian squad 22 times. At Los Angeles in 1932 Tognini was the non-scoring member of the Italian all-around team, which won the gold medal. His best apparatus was the rings where he was placed sixth. At Berlin in 1936, he was again a member of the Italian team, placing fifth. At the 1934 World Championships in Budapest, Tognini and the Italian team placed fourth. Tognini coached the Italian national team from 1945-48 and again from 1952-55. He was also a member of the Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation and acted as a judge until 1972.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Franco Tognini
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 12
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 11
Rings, Men (Olympic) 6
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Franco Tognini
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 39
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 5
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =23
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 26
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 40
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 70
Rings, Men (Olympic) =37
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 43

Special Notes