Good bye Bud Spencer!

28 Jun 2016

The Board of Directors and Prof. Franco Ascani, President of FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) make a final farewell to Bud Spencer Italian actor, filmmaker and professional swimmer.

Bud Spencer came in 2003 in the “Hall of Fame FICTS”.

He was known for action-comedy roles with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. A successful swimmer in his youth, he obtained a degree in law and registered several patents. Spencer was the first Italian to swim the 100 m freestyle in less than one minute. He achieved this on 19 September 1950, when he swam the 100 m in 59.5 s. In the 1951 Mediterranean Games, he won a silver medal in the same 100 m freestyle event. Spencer participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, reaching the semi-finals in the 100 m freestyle.