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Renzo Morigi

Full name: Lorenzo "Renzo" Morigi
Nickname(s): The Human Machine Gun
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Born: February 28, 1895 in Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy
Died: April 13, 1962 in Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Affiliations: TSN Ravenna, Ravenna (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Renzo Morigi served in the Italian Army in World War I and joined the Fascist Party in the early 1920s. Trained as a physicist, he rose to the position of political secretary and was responsible for the activities of the Blackshirts in the Emilia region. In 1927, he shot down the unsuccessful assassin of his party leader and rival Ettore Muti on the Piazza de Vittorio Emanuele in Ravenna. Morigi had previously shown himself to be reckless and trigger happy, often shooting at street lamps for fun, and he was known as “the human machine gun.” Since he was the only marksman in Los Angeles to hit all the targets during the round, it was rumored that a local gangster offered him a job in his gang. From 1934-39 he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the 29th Legislature. Even after World War II, he was never indicted for his actions.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 37 Los Angeles Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P
1932 Summer 37 Los Angeles Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 42 18 6 6 6 6
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