The National team of Italy that won the first ever gold medal in the history of Italian Water Polo in Montecarlo 1947, European Championships. During the competition, from 10 to 14 September 1947, Italy won against Austria 5-0, Sweden 3-2, Belgium 4-1 and tied against Holland 3-3 and France 4-4.The team coached by Pino Valle:Pasquale Buonocore (R.N. Napoli), Emilio Bulgarelli (Olona), Mario Majoni (Olona), Geminio Ognio (Lazio), Ermenegildo Arena (R.N. Napoli), Aldo Ghira (Lazio), Gianfranco Pandolfini (Florentia), Tullo Pandolfini (Florentia). Luigi Raspini (Florentia), Umberto Raspini (Florentia) and Cesare Rubini (Olona).
Pino Valle is seated at the right side.
Source: Alla ricerca del nuoto perduto; Aronne Anghilieri