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Carlo Pedersoli

Full name: Carlo Pedersoli
Other name(s): Bud Spencer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Born: October 31, 1929 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Carlo Pedersoli was born in Santa Lucia but later became known as Bud Spencer, a stage name by which he became well known in Italian film, mostly know as “Italian Western.” As a swimmer he won a silver medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games and won the 1954 Italian title in water polo with SS Lazio. His first movie role came in 1951 but he considered himself minor league until the late 1960s. Prior to that time he earned a degree in law, registered several patents, and became a commercial airline and helicopter pilot.

In the 1970s and 80s Spencer appeared in multiple Italian films mostly with his extremely blue-eyed compatriot Terence Hill (alias Mario Giotti). He also served as a producer and director later in his career. In 1984 he established Mistral Air, an air-mail company that transported pilgrims, but he later sold the company. In 2005 he entered politics with little success, but he did serve for a few years at the Italian Embassy in Brazil.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Italy ITA 5 h1 r2/3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Italy ITA 5 h1 r1/2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Italy ITA 8 h1 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Swimming Italy Semi-Finals Heat One 5 58.9
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Swimming Italy Round One Heat Four 3 QU 58.8
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Swimming Italy Semi-Finals Heat One 8 59.0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Swimming Italy Round One Heat Four 3 QU 58.5

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Swimming Italy ITA Round One Heat One 5 9:17.9 2:17.5 2:17.5
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