Coming from athletics, especially the shot put and discus, Antonio Tartaglia tried bobsledding successfully after he joined the Carabinieri, the Italian national military police, and he would participate in four Winter Olympics. His outstanding achievement was the gold medal in two-man bobsled in 1998 at Nagano as brakeman for pilot Günther Huber, tied with the Canadian crew of Pierre Lueders. Nine years later Tartaglia won the silver medal at the 2007 World Championships again in the two-man with Huber. At the European Championships, Tartaglia won three medals, including two gold medals, one each in the four- and two-man, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. In addition he won seven Italian Championships, five in the two-man bob between 1992-2000 and another two in 2001, winning both events that year. After his active career, he was a technician for many years for the Italian team and later became fitness coach of the Italian men’s national bobsled team.