Amos Matteucci was the best Italian javelin thrower both before and after World War II. He placed 6th in the 1939 Universiad and improved himself to third in the 1947 edtion. The eight-fold Italian champion set the Italian Record at 65.94 m in 1950. Besides his Universiad achievements, he finished 6th in the 1950 European Championships and won the English title in 1951. When he competed in the 1952 Olympics, Matteucci was the oldest member of the Italian team, at 37 years. During his career, Matteucci became involved in physical education and started as a sports administrator. He later became involved in the organization of the 1960 Rome Olympics, and was head of University Sports for the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) for twelve years. Matteucci also wrote a book on the Ancient Olympics in Greece and was a member of the Italian Olympic Academy.
Personal Best: JT – 65.94 (1950).
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