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Ercole Gallegati

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErcole•Gallegati
Used nameErcole•Gallegati
Born21 November 1911 in Faenza, Ravenna (ITA)
Died19 August 1990 in Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna (ITA)
Measurements167 cm
NOC(s) Italy

Biography

Ercole Gallegatti started wrestling at the age of 17 and won his first Italian Championships three years later. He took part in four Olympics from 1932-52, winning three Olympic medals, and at the 1934 European Championships placed third as a welterweight. In Italy Gallegati won 31 titles from 1931-56 in both styles, with 20 in Greco-Roman and 11 in freestyle, but internationally, all his success came in Greco-Roman. He later became a coach and was elected to the city council of his home town of Faenza.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Italy    
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 6 Representing Italy    
  Middleweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic AC
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Italy    
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 6 Representing Italy