Italy at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
IOC code ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it  (in Italian)
in Paris
Competitors24 in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Italy competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Contents

Medalists

Medalists
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Antonio Conte
GG Trissino a cavallo.jpg
Gian Giorgio Trissino
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Italo Santelli
MedalNameSportEvent
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Enrico Brusoni Cycling Points Race [1]
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Antonio Conte Fencing Masters Sabre
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian High jump
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Italo Santelli Fencing Masters Sabre
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian Long jump

Results by event

Aquatics

Swimming

Italy had two swimmers compete in 1900, the nation's first appearance in the sport. Maioni and Bussetti each advanced to one event final, taking 6th and 7th place, respectively.

SwimmerEventSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRank
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:35.05Did not advance
Fabio Maioni Men's 4000 metre freestyle 1:25:16.61 Q1:18:25.46
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre backstroke 4:09.24 q3:45.07

Athletics

In Italy's first appearance on the athletics program, two Italian athletes entered three events. They did not advance to the finals in any event and won no medals.

Track events
AthleteEventHeatSemifinalRepechageFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Umberto Colombo 100 m Unknown3Did not advance
400 m UnknownUnknownDid not advance
Emilio Banfi 800 m UnknownUnknownDid not advance

Cycling

Italy's first cycling appearance was at the second Olympic cycling competition, 1900. Seven cyclists from Italy competed in two events, winning a gold medal in the points race.

Track

CyclistEventRound 1QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Romulo Bruni Men's sprint Unknown4–8Did not advance
Enrico Brusoni Unknown2 QUnknown2Did not advance
Luigi Colombo Unknown4–7Did not advance
Jacques Droëtti Unknown4–8Did not advance
Antonio Restelli 1:37.61 Q1:52.41 QUnknown2Did not advance
Giacomo Stratta Unknown2 QUnknown2Did not advance
Vianzino Unknown4–8Did not advance
CyclistEventPrime 1Prime 2Prime 3Prime 4Prime 5Prime 6Prime 7Prime 8Prime 9Prime 10TotalRank
Enrico Brusoni Men's points race 033030030921Gold medal icon.svg
Luigi Colombo 0000000010112
Giacomo Stratta 000200000029

Equestrian

Italy had six competitors at the first Olympic equestrian events. The names of three are known. Trissino competed twice in the high jump, on different horses, as well as jumping. Di Modrone competed in the long jump and jumping, and appears to have competed in the high jump twice as well. [2] Elvira Guerra, Italy's first female Olympian, competed in the hacks and hunter combined. Additional Italian riders competed in the high jump and jumping competitions.

EquestrianEventTime, height,
or distance
Rank
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Jumping Unknown4–37
Gian Giorgio Trissino Unknown4–37
Up to 3 unknownUnknown4–37
Uberto Visconti di Modrone High jump Unknown7–19
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Unknown7–19
Gian Giorgio Trissino 1.85Gold medal icon.svg
Gian Giorgio Trissino 1.704
3 unknownUnknown7–19
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Long jump Unknown9–17
Gian Giorgio Trissino 6.10Silver medal icon.svg
Elvira Guerra Hacks and hunter combined Unknown5–51

Fencing

Italy first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent 12 fencers, winning the top two places in the masters sabre event.

FencerEventRound 1QuarterfinalsRepechageSemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRankResultRank
Olivier Collarini Men's foil AdvancedNot advancedDid not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Not advancedDid not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Not advancedDid not advance
Palardi Not advancedDid not advance
Olivier Collarini Men's épée Unknown3–6Did not advanceN/ADid not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Unknown3–7Did not advanceDid not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Unknown1 QUnknown4–6Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Men's sabre Unknown1–4 QN/AUnknown5–8Did not advance
Stagliano Unknown5 q [3] Unknown5–8Did not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters foil AdvancedAdvancedBye5–23 Q4–34
Italo Santelli AdvancedAdvancedBye4–34 Q0–77
2 unknown competitors Men's masters épée Unknown3–6N/ADid not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters sabre Unknown1–4 QN/A6–11 Q7–0Gold medal icon.svg
Italo Santelli Unknown1–4 Q6–11 Q6–1Silver medal icon.svg
Orazio Santelli Unknown1–4 Q3–48Did not advance

Gymnastics

Italy's first appearance in Olympic gymnastics competition was at the second gymnastics tournament, in 1900. The one Italian gymnast won no medals in a heavily France-dominated single event.

GymnastEventScoreRank
Camillo Pavanello Men's all-around 25528

Rowing

Italy had one rower compete in 1900.

BoatEventRound 1SemifinalsFinal
ResultRankResultRankResultRank
Maxime Piaggio Men's single sculls DNFDid not advance

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References

  1. "Cycling at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Points Race". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. According to both Mallon and de Wael, there were 18 entrants in the event, 5 of which were Italian. De Wael contends that all 18 competed. Trissino competed twice. Assuming the unknown equestrian competed once, di Modrone must have entered the event twice.
  3. Stagliano advanced as an alternate to the semifinals when Dutertre withdrew.