Nino Borsari

Nino Borsari

Birth
Italy
Death 31 Mar 1996 (aged 84)
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia
Plot Catholic, Compartment M, Section M, #66
Memorial ID 197643283 · View Source
Suggest Edits

An Olympic gold medalist. He was a member of the Italian 4000m team pursuit cycling quartet which won gold in the Los Angeles Olympics of 1932. Italy had a proud record in this event, winning gold in seven of the nine Olympic Games between 1920 and 1960 and coming second in the other two.

He found himself stranded in Australia in 1939 when WWII broke out and made a virtue of a vice by setting up a bicycle shop in Melbourne. With a happy and gregarious nature he endeared himself to Australians, and when the time came to choose the Olympic host for 1956 he played a significant part in winning the Games for Melbourne by lobbying his many sporting contacts overseas.

He is still commemorated in Melbourne with his name and the Olympic rings over a building on the corner of Lygon and Grattan Streets, known as Borsari's Corner.


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Tim Reynolds
  • Added: 18 Mar 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 197643283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nino Borsari (14 Dec 1911–31 Mar 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 197643283, citing Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Tim Reynolds (contributor 48314828) .