Giacinto Lambiasi

Biographical information

Full nameGiacinto Efisio Michele•Lambiasi
Used nameGiacinto•Lambiasi
Born16 August 1896 in Cagliari, Cagliari (ITA)
Died23 November 1974 in Desio, Monza e Brianza (ITA)
AffiliationsPro Lissone
NOC Italy


A native of Sardinia, Giacinto Lambiasi was an Italian pole vaulter of the 1920s. He started as a gymnast in his teens, but soon turned to athletics, winning the 1917 Italian Junior title in both high jump and javelin, placing second in the long jump, and third in the 110 metre hurdles.

After serving in the Navy during World War I, Lambiasi resumed sports in 1919, winning the first of his six Italian pole vault titles in 1920. His six Italian titles trail only Danilo Innocenti and Renato Dionisi with 10 wins and Giorgio Piantella with eight. Lambiasi won again in 1921 with International FC from Milano, but he then moved to Pro Lissone, winning the Italian pole vault crown again in 1924-26 and 1929.

Lambiasi held the Italian record from 1921 through 1926, improving it from 3.455 to 3.59. He was capped four times between 1926-30 but never competed at the Olympics.

Personal Best: PV – 3.59 (1926).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics ITA Giacinto Lambiasi
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS