Ansèlme Brusa

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePlinio Ansèlme•Brusa
Used nameAnsèlme•Brusa
Born27 August 1899 in Chiasso, Ticino (SUI)
Died24 July 1969 in Lyon, Rhône (FRA)
Measurements170 cm
AffiliationsCercle de l'Aviron de Lyon, Lyon (FRA)
NOC France
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Ansèlme Brusa was born in Switzerland of Italian nationality. Still in Switzerland he excelled in gymnastics, even becoming national champion. After World War I he came to France, settling in Lyon. He was 1931 European champion in the coxed pairs with André Giriat and Pierre Brunet. Shortly before the Games in Los Angeles, Brusa became a French citizen, so he was able to participate for France at the Games with this crew, winning the bronze medal. In 1927 and 1931 they were also French Champions.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Rowing FRA Ansèlme Brusa
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze