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Gino Cantone

Full name: Luigi "Gino" Cantone
Gender: Male
Born: July 21, 1917 in Robbio, Pavia, Italy
Died: November 6, 1997 in Novara, Novara, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After seeing his team mates of the Italian épée team lose the gold medal to France from the sidelines, Cantone assumed his Olympics to be over, as he was not entered for the individual event. But when his team mate Dario Mangiarotti sustained a foot injury, Cantone replaced him at the last minute. Cantone made it through to the final pool, losing his first two bouts to compatriots Carlo Agostini and Edoardo Mangiarotti. But he won each of his remaining seven matches to take an unexpected gold medal. Cantone also won a gold (1949) and bronze (1947) at the World Championships in the team competition. He later lived as a farmer in Brazil for about 10 years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BT TG TR TD
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 1 7 2 0 24 15
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #1 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Zappelli (SUI) 1 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #2 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Guérin (FRA) 2 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #3 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Radoux (BEL) 0 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #4 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Lepage (FRA) 2 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #5 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Gretsch (LUX) 1 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #6 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Lewis (USA) 1 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #7 1 Cantone (ITA) 3, Parfitt (GBR) 2 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #13 2 Mangiarotti (ITA) 3, Cantone (ITA) 1 1
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout #32 2 Agostoni (ITA) 3, Cantone (ITA) 2 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool One 3 1948-08-09 4 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1948-08-09 4 2

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 2 1948-08-06 2 1 25 21
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1948-08-06 ITA 12, DEN 4 12 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1948-08-06 Lüchow (DEN) 3, Cantone (ITA) 2 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1948-08-06 Cantone (ITA) 3, Andersen (DEN) 1 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1948-08-06 Nielsen (DEN) 3, Cantone (ITA) 2 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1948-08-06 Cantone (ITA) 3, Dybkær (DEN) 2 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-08-06 2 0
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-06 ITA 8, HUN 1 8 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1948-08-06 2 0 26 3
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1948-08-06 ITA 14, POL 1 14 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-05 1 0 14 2
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Italy ITA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-05 ITA 14, BRA 2 14 4