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Romeo Neri

Full name: Romeo Neri
Gender: Male
Born: March 26, 1903 in Rimini, Rimini, Italy
Died: September 23, 1961 in Rimini, Rimini, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

A talented swimmer, runner, weightlifter and boxer, Romeo Neri eventually found his sport in gymnastics. Trained by Italian great Alberto Braglia, Neri won his first Italian all-around title in 1928. Three more would follow (1929, 1930, 1933), having already won the parallel bars title in 1926. Neri had a good showing at the 1928 Olympics, winning silver on the horizontal bar and earning two fourth places. Neri's time of glory came at the 1932 Games. He won the individual all-around with a massive 5.7-point margin over István Pelle, and captained the Italian squad to victory in the team event. On the individual apparatuses, he claimed gold on the parallel bars. Strangely, he only entered one more individual event – the floor excercise, in which he placed fourth. His results in the all-around suggested he might have won additional medals. After winning a silver medal in the all-around at the 1934 World Championships (and a bronze in the horse vault), Neri attempted to defend his title at Berlin. But torn arm muscle hampered him, and he withdrew after a few exercises. Retiring due to the outbreak of World War II, Neri returned to gymnastics as the national team coach, appearing among others at the 1952 Olympics. He also coached his sons, Romano (a gymnast) and Giambattista (an athletes). The first athlete from the city of Rimini to become Olympic champion, Neri is remembered in his home town by the Stadio Romeo Neri, home to Rimini's football team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 4
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 6
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Italy ITA 16T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Italy ITA 12T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Italy ITA 2 Silver
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Rings Italy ITA 4
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Italy ITA 19T
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Italy ITA 4T
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Italy ITA 1 Gold
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Italy ITA 111
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Italy ITA 5 non-scoring
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Italy ITA AC DNF
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Rings Italy ITA AC DNF
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Italy ITA AC DNF

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP C1EP C2EP O1EP O2EP CEP OEP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 4 244.750
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 1 140.625
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Horse Vault 3 27.525 27.2 28.9 28.0 26.0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Parallel Bars 3 56.2 28.5 27.7
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Horizontal Bar 2 57.8 28.4 29.4
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Rings 3 56.1 28.1 28.0
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Pommelled Horse 4 56.1 28.5 27.6
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 111 26.267 26.267 0.000

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank IP PTS CP OP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 6 244.750
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 1 140.625
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Italy ITA Final Standings 5 non-scoring 26.267 26.267 0.000

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 4T 27.0
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings AC DNF 8.967 8.967 DNC

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 16T 27.250

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS 1EP 2EP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 12T 53.00
1932 Summer 29 Los Angeles Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 1 56.9 28.2 28.7

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 2 57.00

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 4 56.00
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings AC DNF 8.733 8.733 DNC

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Gymnastics Italy Final Standings 19T 51.50
1936 Summer 33 Berlin Gymnastics Italy Final Standings AC DNF 8.567 8.567 DNC
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