Italian competitive walker who won three Olympic gold medals in the 1920s, winning in the 3km and 10km events.
He entered his first Olympics in 1920, where he would win gold in the 3 km and 10 km walks.
He made a return to the Olympics in 1932 where he took bronze in the 50 km walk.
He was raised in a family of six in Milan, Italy.
He competed in the 1932 Olympics where fellow Italian Romeo Neri won three gold medals in gymnastics.