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Italo Santelli

Full name: Italo Santelli
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1866 in Carrodano, La Spezia, Italy
Died: February 8, 1945 in Livorno, Livorno, Italy
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Father of Giorgio Santelli.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Italo Santelli is considered the father of modern sabre fencing. He was schooled at the famed Italian Scuola Magistrale by Carlo Pessina and Giuseppe Radaelli. In 1896, Santelli was recruited to move to Budapest and teach the Hungarians sabre fencing. He is considered responsible for making that country the dominant nation in sabre fencing. He developed a new method with a more flexible wrist and more finger play to control the blade and hits. He coached numerous Olympic and international champions, among them Aladár Gerevich, and his own son, Giorgio Sanntelli.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Men's Foil, Masters, Individual Italy ITA 7
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Men's Sabre, Masters, Individual Italy ITA 2 Silver

Men's Foil, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 7 1900-05-29 0 7
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool Two 4 1900-05-27 4 3

Men's Sabre, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 2 1900-06-27 6 1
1900 Summer 33 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1900-06-25 6 1