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Giuseppe Tonani

Full name: Giuseppe Tonani
Nickname(s): Ercole Proletario
Gender: Male
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Born: October 2, 1890 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Died: October 1, 1971 in Milano, Milano, Italy
Affiliations: APEF Milano, Milano (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Weightlifting, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Giuseppe Tonani was best known as a weightlifter, winning gold at the 1924 Paris Olympics in the heavyweight class, and placing seventh in 1928 at Amsterdam. He also competed for Italy in the tug-of-war at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. Tonani was an eight-time Italian weightlifting champion, winning his last title at 47-years-old.

Tonani was a registered member of the Associazione Proletaria di Educazione Fisica (APEF), also known as “La fucina dei muscoli rossi” (The forge of the red muscles), and he was a proletarian with his ideas, in life, and in his habits. Tonani received the gold medal of CONI (Italian Olympic committee), a gold medal from the Italian Sport Merit, and was named an honorary member of the Italian Weightlifting Federation. In his later years he managed a farm near Pavia in northern Italy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Italy ITA 5
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Italy ITA 1 Gold OR
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Italy ITA 7

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1920-08-18 NED 2, ITA 0
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Italy ITA Classification Round 3rd Place Match #2 2 1920-08-20 USA , ITA

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Final Standings 1 517.5
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Snatch 2T 80.0
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Snatch Lift #1 AC 75.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Snatch Lift #2 AC 80.0 x
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Snatch Lift #3 AC 80.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Clean & Jerk 2T 95.0
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 87.5 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 95.0 x
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 95.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press 1T 112.5
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #1 AC 107.5 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #2 AC 112.5 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #3 AC 115.0 x
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch 1T 100.0
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #1 AC 92.5 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #2 AC 97.5 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #3 AC 100.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk 4T 130.0
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 130.0 o
1924 Summer 33 Paris Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Final Standings 7 352.5
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press 2 117.5
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #2 AC 117.5 o
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Military Press Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch 12 97.5
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 x
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Snatch Lift #3 AC 102.5 x
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk 6 137.5
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1928 Summer 37 Amsterdam Weightlifting Italy ITA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
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