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Silvano Meconi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSilvano•Meconi
Used nameSilvano•Meconi
Born28 October 1931 in Cortona, Arezzo (ITA)
Died22 September 2005 in Firenze, Firenze (ITA)
Measurements188 cm / 118 kg
AffiliationsASSI Giglio Rosso, Firenze
NOC Italy

Biography

Silvano Meconi was born in Cortona, in the Umbria region of Italy. As a youngster he worked as a railwayman and, after moving to Tuscany, maintained the area tradition for producing fine local shot putters, started by the 1950 European Championship silver medallist Angiolo Profeti. Meconi increased the Italian record from 15.82 m to 18.82 m between 1955-60, which at the time was the second-best throw in Europe.

Meconi won the 1961 “Six Nations“ in Paris with a put of 18.62 m. He was 10th at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 13th at the 1960 Roma Games, fifth at the 1958 Europeans, and also won two medals at the Mediterranean Games. Meconi was always among the best on his day but could never apply the right mental attitude on the big occasions. Domestically he won 13 Italian titles between 1955 and 1968) and collected 47 international caps between 1955-69.

Personal Best: SP – 18.82 (1960).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Silvano Meconi
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 10
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Silvano Meconi
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 13
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Silvano Meconi
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 17 r1/2

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