Italy officially the Italian
Republic is a unitary parliamentary
republic in Southern Europe. To the north, it
borders France, Switzerland, Austria,
and Slovenia along the Alps. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Italian Peninsula,
two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea–and
many other smaller islands. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican
City are enclaves within Italy,
while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland. The territory of Italy
covers some 301,338 km2 and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate.
With 60.8 million inhabitants, it is the fifth most populous country in Europe, and the 23rd most populous in the world.
Rome, the capital of Italy, has for
centuries been a political and religious centre of Western civilisation.
Wrestling in Italy
In Italy. Wrestling is called “Lotta”. The first Wrestling Federation was founded in 1902
and today, Wrestling is part of the multiple Combat Sports Federation: FIJLKAM
(Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate Arti
The Italien Wrestling Team at the World Championships 2015 in Las Vegas.
Worldwide or even in
Europe, Italy is
not one of the top nations
in wrestling. But Italy
has always produced
world class athletes. Vinzenzo Maenza was in the
eighties and nineties one of the most successful wrestlers in the paper weight
worldwide. At the 1984 Olympics
in Los Angeles and in 1988 in Seoul
he won gold. In
1992 in Barcelona,
he won Olympic silver. He was inducted into the "Hall of
Fame FILA" and is one of the biggest sports idols Italy. Giovanni Scillaci was
1992 European Champion in Featherweight (62kg) freestyle. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Andrea Minguzzi succeeded the sensation as he won the gold medal in the 84 Kg Catergorie
(greco/roman style). In the
moment the born Cuban Frank Chamizo Marquez is the most succesfull wrestler of Italy
with two world titles in Freestyle.
The sensational gold
medal winner from Italy: Andrea
The new Star of Italien Wrestling, Frank Chamizo is born in Cuba.
Successes of italian wrestlers.
Olympic Games (7 Gold, 4 Silver, 10 Bronze)
Gold Medals: Enrico Porro (1908), Giovanni Gozzi (1932), Pietro Lombardi (1948),
Claudio Pollio (1980)*, Vincenzo Maenza (1984 e 1988), Andrea Minguzzi (2008);
Silver Medals: Marcello Nizzola (1932), Ignazio Fabra (1952 e 1956), Vincenzo Maenza
Bronze Medals: Giovanni Gozzi (1928), Gerolamo Quaglia (1928), Ercole Gallegati (1932
e 1948), Mario Gruppioni (1932), Guido Fantoni (1948), Adelmo Bulgarelli
(1956), Giuseppe Bognanni (1972), Gian Matteo Ranzi (1972), Frank Chamizo
World Championships (3 Gold, 7 Silver, 11 Bronze)
Gold Medals: Ignazio Fabra (GR 1955), Frank Chamizo (Freestyle 2015 and 2017).
European Championships (7 Gold, 9 Silver, 27 Bronze)
Gold Medals: Giovanni Gozzi (GR 1927), Marcello Nizzola (FR 1935), Ignazio Fabra
(GR 1955), Vincenzo Maenza (GR 1987), Giovanni Schillaci (FR 1992), Frank
Chamizo (FR 2016 and 2017).
The newest italian succeses in wrestling:
2014: Dalma Caneva, Junior European Champ
2015: Giovanni Freni Cadet World Champ 50Kg
greco/roman. Teresa Lumia Cadet European Champ and Patricia Liuzzi Junior European
Frank Chamizo Marquez (born July 10, 1992) is a male freestyle wrestler
naturalized Italian. Bronze medalist Wrestling World Championships 2010 in Moscow, Russia
He is a silver medalist in wrestling at the 2015 European Games for Men's
freestyle in 65 kilograms range. At the Wrestling World Championships 2015 in Las Vegas he won the first Goldmedal in Freestyle
Wrestling for Italy. 2017 Chamizo won his second World title in Paris.
there are about 130 wrestling clubs.
The Wrestling Federation is divided into 19 provincial
associations. The provinces with the most clubs are
Lazio - Rome (12), Emilia
Romagna (10), Campania - Naples (9) and Sardinia
The best wrestling clubs in Italy
Fiammme de Oro Roma Rome
Club Roveretto Roveretto
Termini Imerese Termini
Mandraccio Genova Genua
Reggio Calabria Reggio Calabria
Italian Association FIJLKAM in Rome Ostia has a huge
Olympic Centre with over 40 000m ². The
Centro Olimpico FIJLKAM a Lido di Ostia hosted
the wrestling world championships
is a police sports club, there the athletes have
the opportunity to pratice their respective sport under professional
conditions. Overall, this club has won 70 Olympic medals. Also, the
Olympic champion wrestler Andrea Minguzzi is a
member of this association.
italian wrestlers took part in the german „Bundesliga“ The most known names are
Michele Liuzzi, Giovanni Scilacci, Andrea Minguzzi, Daigoro Timoncini and Frank Chamizo.
Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate Arti Martiziali
FIJLKAM - Via dei Sandolini, 79 - 00122 Ostia Lido
(Roma) tel +39 0656434605-604 - fax +39 0656434801
TIP: Wrestling in Sarndinia
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