Carlo PEDERSOLI

Italy ITA

Swimming

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1929
Olympic Results

Biography

Carlo PEDERSOLI

Carlo Pedersoli was born in Santa Lucia but later became known as Bud Spencer, a stage name by which he became well known in Italian film, mostly know in “Italian Westerns.” As a swimmer he won a silver medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games and won the 1954 Italian title in water polo with SS Lazio. His first movie role came in 1951 but he considered himself minor league until the late 1960s. Prior to that time he earned a degree in law, registered several patents, and became a commercial airline and helicopter pilot.

In the 1970s and 80s Spencer appeared in multiple Italian films mostly with his extremely blue-eyed compatriot Terence Hill (alias Mario Giotti). He also served as a producer and director later in his career. In 1984 he established Mistral Air, an air-mail company that transported pilgrims, but he later sold the company. In 2005 he entered politics with little success, but he did serve for a few years at the Italian Embassy in Brazil.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#8 h1 r2/3
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
#7
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

#5 h1 r2/3
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
#5 h1 r1/2
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming