GIUSEPPE D’ALTRUI BIOGRAPHY:
Giuseppe D’Altrui (born Naples April 7, 1934) is an Italian water polo player. He played in over 300 Series A games, from 1952 through 1964. Coached by Hall of Famer Mario Majoni, Giuseppe competed in 75 Italian National Team games from 1954 to 1964. He was a member of the 1956 Italian Olympic Team that competed in Melbourne finishing fourth, but as the Captain of the 1960 Olympic Team, he helped to lead his team to a gold medal victory in front of a home-town crowd at the Rome Olympic Games. He was also captain of the 1964 Olympic Team that just finished out of the medal count. He is the father of Marco D’Altrui, who also won a water polo gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
MARCO D’ALTRUI BIOGRAPHY:
Marco D’Altrui (Born 25 April 1964 in Naples) is an Italian water polo player. His father Giuseppe was a member of the Italian water polo team which won the gold medal in 1960. From his father’s example, Marco learned to love the water and the dedication, commitment and time management skills that make a champion. He played in over 700 Series A matches as a member of Recco and Pescara and, like his father before him, was a member of the national team for ten years. In 1984 and 1988 he was on the Olympic team that finished 7th in Los Angeles and Seoul. Then, playing for Hall of Fame coach Ratko Rudic at the 1992 Olympic Games, Marco and the Settebello once again won the gold, 32 years after his father. As a great defensive player, Marco helped to keep his opponents from scoring, resulting in a grand slam of the Italian National Team from 1992-1994 (Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships) and a grand slam of European Cups (Euro League Cup, Winners Cup, LEN Cup and LEN Super Cup).