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Savino Guglielmetti

Full name: Savino Guglielmetti
Gender: Male
Born: November 26, 1911 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Died: January 23, 2006 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Affiliations: Società Ginnastica Pro Patria 1883
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Although two-fold Olympic champion Savino Guglielmetti died at the old age of 94, the fact that he even survived his childhood years may be considered remarkable. The young Guglielmetti first survived being run over by a taxi without any injuries, later to be followed by a fall from a four-story building. He survived this fall by clinging on to electrical cables hanging outside.

Originally starting out as a pole vaulter, Guglielmetti also started practicing gymnastics. In 1927, he joined the Milanese club Pro Patria 1883, where he was coached by Mario Corrias. He became a member of the national team in 1930, and was sent to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.

The Italian gymnastics team arrived in Los Angeles after a 17-day journey. During the last five days, the team traveled by train. At each stop, the coach ordered his gymnasts to run a lap around the train, to keep in shape. This proved to be effective, as the Italians won the team event, and three individual medals. Romeo Neri won the individual all-around, and the parallel bars, while Guglielmetti secured first place in the horse vault event. In addition, he placed 5th in the all-around. The 1932 Games were also successful for his club, which was represented by Luigi Beccali (gold in the 1,500 m) and Ugo Frigerio (bronze in the 50 km. race walking)

Guglielmetti won the Italian all-around title for the first time in 1934, and repeated this feat in 1935, 1937, 1938 and 1939. As the best gymnast of his country, he again represented Italy at the 1936 Olympics, but he could not take his teammates to a medal, and finished 5th in the team competition, 12th in the individual all-around. After the war, Guglielmetti achieved another 5th place with his team at the London Olympics.

After his active career, Guglielmetti remained involved in the Italian gymnastics federation and his club Pro Patria. In 1998, Savino Guglielmetti was inducted in the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver. Barely a month before his passing, he donated the uniform he wore in 1932 to the Olympic Museum.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Italy ITA 22
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Italy ITA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Italy ITA 10
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Italy ITA 11
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 12
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Italy ITA 33T
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Italy ITA 13
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Italy ITA 9
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Italy ITA 30
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Rings Italy ITA 14
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Italy ITA 20
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 32T
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 5
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Italy ITA 76T
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Italy ITA 55
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Italy ITA 11
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Italy ITA 27T
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Rings Italy ITA 40T
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Italy ITA 19T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP C1EP C2EP O1EP O2EP CEP OEP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 5 134.375
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Horse Vault 1 28.325 28.3 29.8 28.6 26.6
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Parallel Bars 1T 56.8 27.8 29.0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Horizontal Bar 3T 56.4 28.5 27.9
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Rings 6 53.7 26.7 27.0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Pommelled Horse 16 45.2 22.2 23.0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 12 107.699 52.966 54.733
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 32T 217.20 106.90 110.30

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS CP OP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 1 134.375
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 5 107.699 52.966 54.733
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 5 217.20

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 22 21.6
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 33T 17.167 9.167 8.000
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 76T 32.30 15.00 17.30

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1JP 2JP CEP OEP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 1 54.1 26.4 27.7
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 13 18.034 8.867 9.167
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 55 36.30 18.00 18.30

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP CEP OEP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 10 51.1 25.0 26.1
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 9 18.466 9.033 9.433
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 11 38.50 19.10 19.40

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP CEP OEP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 11 23.9 23.9
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 30 17.933 8.433 9.500
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 27T 37.20 18.90 18.30

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 14 17.966 8.833 9.133
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 40T 36.00 17.70 18.30

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 20 18.133 8.633 9.500
1948 Summer 36 London Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 19T 36.90 18.20 18.70
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