Gustavo MARZI

Italy ITA

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    5 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Amsterdam 1928
  • Year of Birth
    1908
Olympic Results

Biography

Gustavo MARZI

One of Italy's excellent foil and sabre fencers of the 1930s, Gustavo Marzi won seven Olympic medals. Two of them were gold, the first coming in the individual foil in 1932. Losing two bouts in the preliminaries, he was unbeaten in the final pool, beating all nine opponents. Strangely enough, he did not defend his title in 1936, but did compete with the Italian team, and won all but one of his bouts to help claim the gold. In addition two his gold medals, he won five silvers. Three of these came in the team sabre, where the Hungarians dominated. Marzi also collected an impressive amount of medals at the World Championships (unofficial status through 1935), winning 10 titles, two in the individual foil (1935, 1937), seven in team foil (1929-31, 1934-35, 1937-38) and one in team sabre (1938). By comparison, Marzi's record at Italian championships was relatively poor, collecting two individual titles in the foil (1943, 1946) and two in the sabre (1934-34). He died at age 57 due to lung cancer.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

S
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
G
Foil, Team
Foil, Team Fencing
S
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

G
Foil, Individual
Foil, Individual Fencing
S
Foil, Team
Foil, Team Fencing
S
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

#4
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing
S
Sabre, Team
Sabre, Team Fencing