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Dante Rossi

Full name: Dante Rossi
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: August 28, 1936 in Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Died: March 15, 2013 in Lavagna, Genova, Italy
Affiliations: SS Nervi, Genova (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Goalie Dante Rossi started his career with PN Bologna, but soon switched to SS Nervi in Genoa and played there until the end of his career in 1970. He never won an Italian title with SS Nervi, his best finish three consecutive runners-up at the 1967-69 Italian Championships. Rossi was the top Italian goalie at the start of 1960s and played at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. Italians won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics due in part to Rossi’s superb play, who only allowed seven goals in five games and the Italian did not lose a match at that tournament. Rossi also participated at the 1958 and 1962 European Championships, where the Italian team finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Rossi’s sons Stefano and Giacomo also became water polo players, playing with Lazio in Serie A.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 1 Gold
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-02 ITA 2, YUG 1 0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #4 1T 1960-09-03 ITA 3, HUN 3 0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #2 1 1960-08-30 ITA 3, GER 0 0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #4 1 1960-08-31 ITA 2, URS 0 0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #2 1 1960-08-25 ITA 4, ROU 3 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #1 2 1964-10-17 HUN 3, ITA 1 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #3 2 1964-10-18 YUG 2, ITA 1 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #1 2 1964-10-14 URS 2, ITA 0 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #3 1 1964-10-15 ITA 2, GER 1 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #1 1 1964-10-11 ITA 4, ROU 3 0
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #2 1 1964-10-12 ITA 5, JPN 3 0