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Giovanni Invernizzi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGiovanni•Invernizzi
Used nameGiovanni•Invernizzi
Born17 June 1926 in Mandello del Lario, Lecco (ITA)
Died16 October 1986 in Abbadia Lariana, Lecco (ITA)
AffiliationsCanottieri Moto Guzzi, Mandello del Lario (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Italian rower Giovanni Invernizzi was part of a coxless four that was composed of four men from the same factory in the town of Mandello del Lario, on the shores of Lake Como. The quartet had won the 1947 European Championships in Lucerne, making them a favorite for the 1948 London Olympics. They won gold comfortably at Henley and went on to retain their European title in 1949 (Amsterdam) and 1950 (Milano).

Returning for a second Olympic title in Helsinki, the crew was eliminated in the semi-finals, beaten by a Finnish squad by less than a second. Invernizzi was awarded the Gold Medal of the Italian Olympic Committee for his rowing achievements.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Rowing ITA Giovanni Invernizzi
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Rowing ITA Giovanni Invernizzi
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Italy 2 h2 r4/5

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