|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||21 January 1915 in Milano, Milano (ITA)|
|Died||16 October 1981|
|Measurements||179 cm / 76 kg|
|Affiliations||G. S. Baracca, Milano (ITA)|
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).
|1936 Summer Olympics||Athletics||4 × 100 metres Relay, Men||Olympic||Italy||2||Silver||Representing Italy|