Olympics: Summer Olympics, 1936
Award: Gold medal
Farpi Vignoli studied art and sculpture while growing up in Italy in the early 20th century. Vignoli spent his childhood in a house near the Arcoveggio, where horseracing took place, which is likely what inspired his gold medal winning sculpture Guidatore di Sulky. In addition to the sculpture that made him famous, Vignoli also dabbled in watercolors and fresco techniques throughout his career.