Giuseppe Bognanni

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiuseppe•Bognanni
Used nameGiuseppe•Bognanni
Born18 July 1947 in Riesi, Caltanissetta (ITA)
Measurements157 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsG. S. Italsider, Genova (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Wrestler Giuseppe Bognanni won a flyweight Greco-Roman bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics. His chance of anything better disappeared when he had to withdraw with a calf injury in the sixth minute of his decisive match against the eventual gold medal winner, Bulgaria’s Petar Kirov. Bognanni had also won a bronze medal at the 1969 European Championships in Modena. Domestically, he won three Italian flyweight titles in 1969-70 and 1972.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling ITA Giuseppe Bognanni
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling ITA Giuseppe Bognanni
Flyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC