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Alberto Braglia

Full name: G. Alberto Braglia
Gender: Male
Born: March 23, 1883 in Campogallano, Modena, Italy
Died: February 5, 1954 in Modena, Modena, Italy
Affiliations: Società del Panaro Modena Baseball
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

Alberto Braglia taught himself gymnastics, exercising in the family's barn and joined the local gymnastics club at age 12. He debuted at the 1906 Olympics, taking the silver in both all-around competitions. He improved himself to win the gold in London. Following this triumph, Braglia suffered from various problems. After performing in public, he was declared a professional by the Italian federation, and he broke his shoulder during one of these exhibitions. Also, his 4-year-old son died, leaving Braglia with a nervous breakdown. But he managed to regain his amateur status, and prepared himself for the 1912 Olympics. There, he retained his all-around title, while also leading the Italian team to victory. He then ended his career - in which he had remarkably only won one World Championship medal (in the 1909 team competition). In 1932, he returned to gymnastics, as the trainer of the Italian team at the Los Angeles Olympics. To support himself, Braglia worked as an acrobat, and he performed in many circuses. Although his performances left him moderately wealthy, Braglia spent the money on a bar and a farm back in Modena, and died in poverty, of thrombosis, in 1954.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 2 Silver
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, 5 Events Italy ITA 2 Silver
1908 Summer 25 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 2 115
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Parallel Bars NP 18
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Horizontal Bar NP 20
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Horse Vault NP 17
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Rings NP 20
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy High Jump/Long Jump NP 20
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Side Horse NP 20
1908 Summer 25 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 1 317.00
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 1 135.00
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy Horizontal Bar NP 32.75
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy Parallel Bars NP 34.75
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy Rings NP 31.75
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy Pommelled Horse NP 35.75

Men's Individual All-Around, 5 Events

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 2 95
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Parallel Bars NP 18
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Horizontal Bar NP 20
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Horse Vault NP 17
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy Rings NP 20
1906 Summer 23 Athina Gymnastics Italy High Jump/Long Jump NP 20

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 1 53.15