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Adolfo Consolini

Full name: Adolfo Consolini
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: January 5, 1917 in Costermano, Verona, Italy
Died: December 20, 1969 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Affiliations: G.S. Pirelli Milano, Milano (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

The youngest of five children in a farmer family, Adolfo Consolini began working in the fields as soon as he had finished primary school. His first contact with sports came in 1937, when he took part in a stone throwing demonstration. A few months later, during a Fascist Youth Movement meeting, he was spotted by Bovi, who took him under his wing and turned him into a discus thrower. By 1938 he represented Italy in the European Championships, coming fifth, and the following year he won the first of his 15 Italian titles. After World War II, during which he broke the world record (53.34) at the Giuriati club in Milan (in 1941), he won the first of his three consecutive European titles in 1946 and extended his world record to 54.23. In 1948, Consolini reached the zenith of his career with victory at the London Olympics, his throw of 52.78 seeing him finish a metre ahead of compatriot Giuseppe Tosi. After the Games he set his third and final world record, 55.33, at Milan Arena. He married Hanny, an Austrian fan of his, and found work at Pirelli, where he remained for the rest of his working life. He did not defend his crown in Helsinki, taking the silver behind American Sim Iness. He then competed in Melbourne (sixth) and also Roma where, at 43 years of age, he recited the Olympic Oath at the Opening Ceremony and finished 17th in the competition. Inbetween he finished sixth in the 1958 European Championships discus throw. Consolini ended his competitive career in 1960, but continued throwing recreationally until he was 52, throwing 43.94 in Milan. Five months later he died from a form of viral hepatitis.

Personal Best: DT – 56.98 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Italy ITA 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Men's Discus Throw Italy ITA 2 Silver
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Men's Discus Throw Italy ITA 6
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Men's Discus Throw Italy ITA 17

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round 1 OR 52.78
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round One NP 49.67
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two NP OR 52.78
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three NP 47.94
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round Four NP foul
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round Five NP 50.51
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Final Round Round Six NP 50.43
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 51.08
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round One NP OR 51.08
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round Two NP pass
1948 Summer 31 London Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round 2 53.78
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 4 51.69
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 2 53.78 53.78
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 2 53.45 53.78
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round Four 2 50.63 53.78
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round Five 2 50.08 53.78
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Final Round Round Six NP 51.20
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 1 QU 51.89
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A 1 51.89
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 1 51.89
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 1 51.89 pass
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round 6 52.21
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 4 51.92
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 4 52.21 52.21
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 6 52.13 52.21
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round Four 6 foul 52.21
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round Five 6 51,29 52.21
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Final Round Round Six NP 52,01
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 3 QU 49.93
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round One 3 49.93
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round Two 3 pass 49.93
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Final Round 17 52.44
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Final Round Round One 15 50.84
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Final Round Round Two 11 52.44 52.44
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Final Round Round Three 17 51.08 52.44
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Qualifying Round 20 QU 52.38
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B 14 52.38
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round One 11 52.38
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 13 pass 52.38
1960 Summer 43 Roma Athletics Italy Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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