Franco Antonelli

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranco•Antonelli
Used nameFranco•Antonelli
Born28 March 1934 in Collazzone, Perugia (ITA)
Died31 January 2022 in Torino, Torino (ITA)
Measurements173 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsFIAT Torino, Torino (ITA)
NOC Italy


Franco Antonelli was an Italian middle distance runner at the end of the 1950s and the early 1960s. He was a worker at Fiat Torino and won one Italian title in the 10,000 in Torino in September 1961 with 30:41.6. In the 1960 Olympic year, Antonelli was the best Italian at 10K, placing 27th at the Roma Olympics. Antonelli was runner-up at the 1962-63 Italian Championships and earned 17 international caps from 1958-64.

Personal Best: 10000 – 29:46.0 (1961).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Franco Antonelli
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 27