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Anselmo Silvino

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAnselmo•Silvino
Used nameAnselmo•Silvino
Born23 November 1945 in Teramo, Teramo (ITA)
Measurements165 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsG.S. "A. Di Pietro" Vigili del Fuoco, Teramo (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Anselmo Silvino was an Italian weightlifter who started out in sports as a boxer and cyclist. He won the lightweight silver medal at the 1967 Mediterranean Games, setting an Italian record for the total. After competing at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Silvino won gold at the 1970 Mediterranean Games as a middleweight. In 1971 he won bronze medals at both the European and World Championships. Silvino followed that up with his 1972 Olympic bronze medal.

Silvino’s later career saw him win the 1974 European Community Cup and finish second at the 1975 Mediterranean Games. During his career he earned 30 caps, set 50 Italian records, and won 8 national titles. In his honor he was made a Knight of the Italian Republic and received the CONI Silver Medal for Athletic Valor. One of his sons, Sirio, was a policeman and a champion weightlifter like his father, but he died tragically in a motorocycle accident in Roma in January 2014.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Weightlifting ITA Anselmo Silvino
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 13
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting ITA Anselmo Silvino
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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