Giorgio Cesana

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameGiorgio•Cesana
Used nameGiorgio•Cesana
Born14 April 1892 in Venezia, Venezia (ITA)
Died17 April 1967 in Venezia, Venezia (ITA)
AffiliationsCanottieri Bucintoro, Venezia (ITA)
NOC Italy


Barely 14 years old, Giorgio Cesana won three gold medals at the 1906 Olympics. More than a century later, he is still the youngest ever Italian gold medallist. As a coxswain, he steered the coxed pairs to two victories - two competitions were scheduled for this boat type - and added one more with the coxed fours. This boat, of the Bucintoro club from Venice, was lucky to even qualify for the Olympics. The qualifiers were held on Rome’s Tiber river, and the narrow and shallow river forced one of Bucintoro’s opponents to give up, while they themselves collided with another rival, which allowed them to overtake and qualify for Athens.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Rowing ITA Giorgio Cesana
Coxed Pairs (1 kilometre), Men (Intercalated) Bucintoro Venezia 1 Gold
Coxed Pairs (1 mile), Men (Intercalated) Bucintoro Venezia 1 Gold
Coxed Fours, Men (Intercalated) Bucintoro Venezia 1 Gold