Paolo Gennari

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Paolo Gennari (born September 11, 1908 in Piacenza , † January 29, 1968 ibid) was an Italian rower .

At the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928 , a total of six boats took part in the four without a helmsman . The Italian foursome with Cesare Rossi , Pietro Freschi , Umberto Bonadè and Paolo Gennari won its prelude against the team of the host country. In the semifinals, the Italians lost to the boat from the United States, but had the bronze medal by participating in the semifinals. In the same line-up, the Italian boat won the titles at the European Championships in 1929 and 1930.

While Rossi, Freschi and Bonadè belonged to the fire brigade in Piacenza, Gennari worked as an employee.

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  • Wolf Reinhardt, Ralph Schlueter: The games of the IX. 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and the II Winter Olympics in St. Moritz . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2018, ISBN 978-3-89784-411-7 . Pp. 330-333