Bruno Bianchi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBruno Giuseppe•Bianchi
Used nameBruno•Bianchi
Born2 May 1904 in Genova (Genoa), Genova (ITA)
Died22 August 1988 in Genova (Genoa), Genova (ITA)
AffiliationsYacht Club Italiano, Genova (ITA)
NOC Italy
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Bruno Bianchi was a crewmember on the “Italia”, the yacht which contested the 8 metres class in Kiel during the 1936 Olympics. After six of seven races, the Italians trailed Germany by 2 points. But Germany finished only sixth in the final race, while the Italians had a close finish with Sweden. The Swedes were eventually ruled to have won the race, but Italy’s 9 points were enough to take the gold. After the War, Bianchi returned to the Olympics in the Dragon class. He later became secretary of the Italian Sailing Federation (1957-1961). In honor of his sporting achievements, Bianchi was awarded a Gold Medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Sailing ITA Bruno Bianchi
8 metres, Open (Olympic) Italia 1 Gold
1948 Summer Olympics Sailing ITA Bruno Bianchi
Three Person Keelboat, Open (Olympic) Ausonia 5

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