Italy at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeITA
NOCItalian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.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.

Medalists

Medalists
Antonio Conte
Gian Giorgio Trissino
Italo Santelli
Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Enrico Brusoni Cycling Points Race
 Gold Antonio Conte Fencing Masters Sabre
 Gold Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian High jump
 Silver Italo Santelli Fencing Masters Sabre
 Silver Gian Giorgio Trissino Equestrian Long jump

Results by event

Aquatics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:35.0 5 Did not advance
Fabio Maioni Men's 4000 metre freestyle 1:25:16.6 1 Q 1:18:25.4 6
Paolo Bussetti Men's 200 metre backstroke 4:09.2 4 q 3:45.0 7

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Repechage Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Umberto Colombo 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance
400 m Unknown Unknown Did not advance
Emilio Banfi 800 m Unknown Unknown Did not advance

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.[1]

Track

Cyclist Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Romulo Bruni Men's sprint Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Enrico Brusoni Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Luigi Colombo Unknown 4–7 Did not advance
Jacques Droëtti Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Antonio Restelli 1:37.6 1 Q 1:52.4 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Giacomo Stratta Unknown 2 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Vianzino Unknown 4–8 Did not advance
Cyclist Event Prime 1 Prime 2 Prime 3 Prime 4 Prime 5 Prime 6 Prime 7 Prime 8 Prime 9 Prime 10 Total Rank
Enrico Brusoni Men's points race 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 9 21 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Luigi Colombo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12
Giacomo Stratta 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Italy had several competitors at the first Olympic equestrian events. The names of some or all of these are known. Trissino competed on multiple horses in the high jump. Elvira Guerra, Italy's first female Olympian, competed in the hacks and hunter combined.

Equestrian Event Time, height,
or distance
Rank
Federico Caprilli (x2) Jumping Unknown DNS
Ferdinand Po Unknown DNS
Up to 3 unknown[a] Unknown 4–37
Gian Giorgio Trissino High jump 1.85 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Gian Giorgio Trissino 1.70 4
Gian Giorgio Trissino Unknown 9–19
Up to 3 unknown[b] Unknown 9–19
Uberto Visconti di Modrone Long jump Unknown 9–17
Gian Giorgio Trissino 6.10 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Elvira Guerra Hacks and hunter combined Unknown 5–51

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Olivier Collarini Men's foil Advanced Not advanced Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Not advanced Did not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Not advanced Did not advance
Palardi Not advanced Did not advance
Olivier Collarini Men's épée Unknown 3–6 Did not advance N/A Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Unknown 3–7 Did not advance Did not advance
Giuseppe Giurato Unknown 1 Q Unknown 4–6 Did not advance
Giunio Fedreghini Men's sabre Unknown 1–4 Q N/A Unknown 5–8 Did not advance
Stagliano Unknown 5 q[c] Unknown 5–8 Did not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters foil Advanced Advanced Bye 5–2 3 Q 4–3 4
Italo Santelli Advanced Advanced Bye 4–3 4 Q 0–7 7
2 unknown competitors Men's masters épée Unknown 3–6 N/A Did not advance
Antonio Conte Men's masters sabre Unknown 1–4 Q N/A 6–1 1 Q 7–0 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Italo Santelli Unknown 1–4 Q 6–1 1 Q 6–1 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Orazio Santelli Unknown 1–4 Q 3–4 8 Did not advance

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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.

Gymnast Event Score Rank
Camillo Pavanello Men's all-around 255 28

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Italy had one rower compete in 1900.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maxime Piaggio Men's single sculls DNF Did not advance

Notes

  1. ^ Other Italian competitors possibly included Uberto Visconti di Modrone and Gian Giorgio Trissino.
  2. ^ Other Italian competitors possibly included Uberto Visconti di Modrone.
  3. ^ Stagliano advanced as an alternate to the semifinals when Dutertre withdrew.

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.