Vincenzo Lombardo

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameVincenzo•Lombardo
Used nameVincenzo•Lombardo
Born21 January 1932 in Santo Stefano di Camastra, Messina (ITA)
Died2 December 2007 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsFiamme Gialle
NOC Italy


Born in the province of Messina in Sicily, Vincenzo Lombardo was a sprinter who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, collecting 15 caps in all. He was a three-time Italian Champion in the 400 metres (1952, 1954-55), and set an Italian record in the 200 with 21.1 in Athina on 4 August 1955, which he equalled two years later in Köln. His record was eventually broken by Livio Berruti.

After ending his athletic days, Lombardo continued his work in the Guardia di Finanza (Revenue Guard Corps), a force in which he had a brilliant career, with famous arrests of organized crime figures, until he reached the rank of General. After retirement, he devoted himself energetically to his first passion, athletics, holding an important role in the management field. He was first a councilor, then a commissioner, and finally president of Lombardia’s Regional Committee.

Athletics also continued to give him satisfaction through his daughters, both of whom, Patrizia and Rossana, competed at the Olympics.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1955); 200 – 21.1 (1955); 400 – 47.2 (1960).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Vincenzo Lombardo
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h7 r1/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy DNS
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Vincenzo Lombardo
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Vincenzo Lombardo
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy DNS

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