Giovanni Ghiselli

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGiovanni•Ghiselli
Used nameGiovanni•Ghiselli
Born15 November 1934 in Novara, Novara (ITA)
Died26 February 1997 in Novara, Novara (ITA)
NOC Italy


Giovanni Ghiselli was an Italian sprinter of the 1950s. Born in Northern Italy in the Piedmont region, he first came to attention at the 1952 Italian Championships held in Bologna when, not yet 18, he placed fourth in the 100 metres. The following year he made his début with the national team in the match against West Germany in June in Milano where he finished third in both the 100m and 200m.

In 1955 Ghiselli was part of the team that, in Barcelona, won gold in the 4x100 relay at the Mediterranean Games and the following year, at the Melbourne Olympics, took part in the 200 metres and the 4x100, helping Italy place fourth. Ghiselli earned seven international caps from 1953-58

Domestically, given the great competition, he managed to win only one Italian title, in the 4x100 relay, in Roma 1958 with the Fiamme Oro Padova team alongside the young Frenchman Jean Pierre Boccardo, Sergio D’Asnach and Attilio Bravi.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.6 (1956); 200 – 21.7 (1953)


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Giovanni Ghiselli
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h7 r1/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4

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