Italian sculptor Luciano Mercante won the silver medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in the Art Competitions in the category Medals with Medagliere (Medals), although a gold medal was not awarded in this category. He presented four one-sided medals with the motifs wrestling, rowing, running, and high jump. After enrolling at the Royal Academy and the Institute of Fine Arts in Venezio, he moved to the relevant institutions in Siena, where he attended courses in sculpture and architecture and graduated in architecture. He moved to Roma, where he attended the School of Medal Art from 1924 to 1927. After an initial phase, during which he dealt with portrait sculptures typical of the 1930s and 1940s, he discovered the art of producing medals and plaques. His legacy was left to the Musei Civici in Padua by his family.