Pietro Lombardi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePietro•Lombardi
Used namePietro•Lombardi
Born4 June 1922 in Bari, Bari (ITA)
Died5 October 2011 in Bari, Bari (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Pietro Lombardi was an Italian Greco-Roman wrestler. In 1946 he won the first of his 10 Italian titles. At London in 1948 he defeated Kenan Olcay of Turkey to win the flyweight Greco-Roman gold medal.

In 1952 Lombardi again competed at the Olympics, this time as a bantamweight, but with less success. He also won two bronze medals at the 1950 and 1955 World Championships. From 1949-55 he won 19 international tournaments in Spain, France, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia, but in 1956 was surprisingly excluded from the wrestlers leaving for the Melbourne Olympics. He was later awarded a gold medal by the Italian Olympic Committee in honor of his achievements.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling ITA Pietro Lombardi
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling ITA Pietro Lombardi
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC