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Ernesto Ambrosini

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnesto•Ambrosini
Used nameErnesto•Ambrosini
Born29 September 1894 in Monza, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
Died4 November 1951 in Monza, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
AffiliationsBrescia Calcio, Brescia (ITA) / Forti e Liberi, Monza (ITA)
NOC Italy


Ernesto Abrosini started running in 1912, soon after joining US Monza, where he became head of the club’s athletic section. Together with his twin brother Michele, a gifted footballer, Ambrosini served in World War I. Both were injured but while his brother died from complications Ernesto survived and recovered. In Antwerpen, he competed in the 800 and the 3,000 metre team event in addition to the steeplechase, where he won a bronze medal. Four years later at the Paris Games, he failed to qualify for the finals in both the steeplechase and the team race. His best time in the 3,000 m steeplechase was an unofficial world record in 1923. Between 1920 and 1923 he won 10 Italian titles over various distances: 800 m – 1920; 1,500 – 1920-21; 5,000 – 1922-23; 1,200 m steeplechase – 1920-22; 3,000 m steeplechase – 1923; and cross-country in 1922. His profession was as a typographer.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:59.0 (1920); 3000 – unknown; 3000S – 9:36.6 (1923).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Ernesto Ambrosini
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h1 r2/3
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 5
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Ernesto Ambrosini
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r1/2
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Italy 4 h1 r1/2