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Savino Guglielmetti1998

Savino Guglielmetti - Italy

Savino Guglielmetti
Savino Guglielmetti, Class of 1998, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Savino Guglielmetti competed on the 1932 Olympic team in Los Angeles, the 1936 Olympic teams in Berlin and the 1948 Olympic team in London. It took the Italian Olympic team twelve days by ship to travel from Europe to the U.S. and another five days by train to go from New York to Los Angeles. Mr. Guglielmetti tells us that to maintain their level of fitness, each time the train stopped, their coach had them run a lap around the entire train before re-boarding. The Italians won the Olympic team medal at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. At 86 years of age, Mr. Guglielmetti was the oldest Olympian to be honored at the 1998 Induction Ceremony.

1920 Began competition in Milan with the Artigianelli Club

1927 Joins ProPtria Gymnastics Club to train for Los Angeles Games

1930 Selected for the Italian Olympic Gymnastics Team

Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- Vaulting
- Team

1934 Italian National All-Around Champion

1935 Italian National All-Around Champion

1936 Olympic Team Member

1937 Italian National All-Around Champion

1938 Italian National All-Around Champion

1939 Italian National All-Around Champion

1948 Olympic Team Member

1998 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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