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Emilio Polli

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEmilio•Polli
Used nameEmilio•Polli
Born1906 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died30 January 1983 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
AffiliationsCanottieri Milano, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy


Emilio Polli was an Italian swimmer who competed at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games. Polli was a 25-time Italian champion, winning 14 individual titles, and won 74 medals in various international events. He competed at the 1926 European Championships, the first year the event was held.

Polli started swimming when only 5-years-old, taught by his father who enrolled him in the FIN of Como. He later joined the Società Canottieri in Milano. After his father’s death Polli stopped competing to manage the family food company in Milano. For his swimming accomplishments, Emilio Polli was awarded the Golden Star for sporting merit and the Collare d’Oro by CONI.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Emilio Polli
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4 h2 r2/3
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) DNS
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Emilio Polli
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5 h3 r2/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy AC h3 r1/2


Year of birth also seen as 1901.