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)|