Giovanni Cantagalli

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiovanni•Cantagalli
Used nameGiovanni•Cantagalli
Other namesGiovanni Cantagalli Vivoli
Born11 January 1914 in Mantova, Mantova (ITA)
Died2 September 2008 in Panamá (Panama City) (PAN)
AffiliationsGiglio Rosso, Firenze (ITA)
NOC Italy


Giovanni Cantagalli was Italian champion with the hammer in 1936 and also finished as runner-up that year with the discus. After World War II he and his wife emigrated to Panama and never returned to Italy. He worked as a neuro-psychiatrist, living and working in Panama until his retirement and eventual death.

Personal Best: HT – 48.76 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Giovanni Cantagalli
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 15