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Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGuglielmo "Mino"•Balbi Di Robecco
Used nameMino, Count•Balbi Di Robecco
Born19 November 1895 in Genova (Genoa), Genova (ITA)
Died24 November 1964 in Genova (Genoa), Genova (ITA)
AffiliationsSocietà Lawn Tennis Genova
NOC Italy


Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco played tennis at the 1920 Olympics, but he was also known as a footballer. He played for the Genova team as a goalkeeper and midfielder in the Italian second division in 1904-09. Balbi Di Robecco was Italian Champion in singles in 1914, 1921, and 1926-27, winning the doubles in 1914, 1920-22 and 1926. He twice played for Italy in Davis Cup, in 1922-23, losing all three of his matches. Balbi Di Robecco won international tournaments in 1914 at Napoli, and in 1922 in Monte Carlo, where he defeated the Frenchman Alain Gerbault, renowned as an aviator and sailor.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis ITA Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco
Singles, Men (Olympic) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Giulia Perelli DNS
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Cesare Colombo =5