Roberto Lazzari

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoberto•Lazzari
Used nameRoberto•Lazzari
Born14 December 1937 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died31 July 2017 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsFIAT Torino, Torino (ITA)
NOC Italy


Roberto Lazzari was an Italian breaststroker in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Trained at Canottieri Olona and then at Canottieri Milano, he surprised everyone at the 1958 European Championships in Budapest, where he improved the Italian 200 m breaststroke record in the heats and semi-finals. He improved it again in the final with 2:41.3, which brought him a silver medal behind Soviet Leonid Kolesnikov.

At the 1960 Roma Olympic Games Lazzari repeated that feat by breaking the Italian record in his heat, semifinal and final, placing fifth overall. After retiring from competition, he stayed in swimming as a manager.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Roberto Lazzari
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 6

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