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Silvano Abbà

Full name: Silvano Abbà
Gender: Male
Born: July 3, 1911 in Rovinj, Istarska županija, Croatia
Died: August 24, 1942 in Izbushensky, Volgograd, Russia
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Silvano Abbà was the first great Italian champion in the modern pentathlon, winning a bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics only a few years after the sport was recognized in Italy. He later won the first Italian national title in 1940. Abbà was a military man, who led the Italian Savoy Cavalry squadron in August 1942 at the Battle of Izbushensky near Volgograd. Abbà was killed, along with 700 other riders who were slaughtered by the Soviets. It is considered the last cavalry charge in military history. Abbà was posthumously awarded a gold medal for military valor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Italy ITA 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P T W T PTS TH
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Final Standings 3 45.5
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Riding 1 0.0 9:02.5
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Fencing 15= 17 9 21.5
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Shooting 10 188 20
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Swimming 14 5:13.8
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Italy Running 5 14:11.2
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