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Louis Giani

Full name: Louis Domenico Giani
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 18, 1934 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Louis Giani wrestled for the New York Athletic Club. He won a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games in featherweight freestyle. In 1960 Giani was second at the AAU meet but won the US Olympic trials to make the US team for Roma. Giani was a 10-time champion of the NYAC and the Metropolitan AAU. He attended C. W. Post (undergraduate) and Adelphi College (graduate) and started a 19-year career at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, working as a group leader on the lunar escape module (LEM) for moon landings. Giani later became a wrestling coach, and taught physical education, at Huntington High School on Long Island. Much later in his career, Giani also became a coach for MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters. He is a member of the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame, the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame, and in 2003, Giani was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle United States USA 9

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three 7T 1960-09-03 4
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Three Match #6 1 1960-09-03 Giani (USA) decision, Kasim (IRQ) 1
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two 6T 1960-09-02 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #5 2 1960-09-02 Khorasani (IRI) decision, Giani (USA) 3
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One 1T 1960-09-01 0
1960 Summer 26 Roma Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #6 1 1960-09-01 Giani (USA) fall (11:29), Gelsomini (ITA) 0
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