Antonio Cerroni

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAntonio•Cerroni
Used nameAntonio•Cerroni
Born12 August 1924 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Died24 March 2020 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Measurements173 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsA.S.D. Borgo Prati, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


The greatest moment in Antonio Cerroni’s wrestling career came at the inaugural 1951 Mediterranean Games, where he won the middleweight Greco-Roman tournament. A multiple national champion, his sole appearance at the Olympics would not come until many years later, when the Games came to his hometown of Rome in 1960. By then competing in the light-heavyweight division, Cerroni lost his first bout to Péter Piti by decision. A second loss by decision to Włodzimierz Smoliński of Poland eliminated Cerroni from the tournament. A member of the Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Borgo Prati, he attended the club’s 120th anniversary in 2019, at the age of 95.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling ITA Antonio Cerroni
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =12

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