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Orazio Mariani

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOrazio•Mariani
Used nameOrazio•Mariani
Born21 January 1915 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Died16 October 1981
Measurements179 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsG. S. Baracca, Milano (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Orazio Mariani dominated the Italian sprint scene in the 1930s and became an Olympic 4x100 m relay silver medalist at Berlin 1936. His individual career highlight came at the 1938 European Championships where he won the 100 m silver medal and finished fourth in the 4×100 m relay with Gianni Caldana, Tullio Gonnelli, and the non-Olympian Edoardo Daelli.

A seven-time Italian 100 m champion (1933, 1936-39, 1942-43) and with one 200 m title in 1943, as of 2019 Mariani still held the record for most national titles. Nicknamed “Spaccatutt” for his exuberance and impulsiveness, from 1934-41 Mariani represented Italy internationally 16 times.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1938).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic Italy 2 Silver Representing Italy    

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