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Andrea Benelli

Full name: Andrea Benelli
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: June 28, 1960 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Affiliations: Laterina Sporting Club
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Andrea Benelli has competed in six Olympics, winning two medals. In Athens, he won the gold after a shoot-off. He finished with 149 hits out of 150, the same number as the Finn Kemppainen, who was in the lead with 25 targets from the finish and then made a mistake. But Kemppainen missed first in the decider, and Benelli then celebrated his victory with a run around the field. Benelli had been close to the gold in 1996 (3rd) and 2000 (5th). Outside the Olympics, Benelli won the following international medals: World Championships – nine golds (individual in 1987 and 1990, team in 1981, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2006), four silvers and three bronze medals; European Championships – seven golds (one individual), five silvers, and six bronze medals; World Cup Finals – one gold, two silvers and one bronze in the individual event; World Cup Events – 18 golds, 10 silvers and five bronze medals. He also won four individual Italian titles, and set two world records in 1996, with 125/125 and 150/150. His father Luciano was also a successful marksman, winning the Italian title in 1977.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Shooting Mixed Skeet Italy ITA 20T
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Shooting Mixed Skeet Italy ITA 25T
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Shooting Men's Skeet Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Shooting Men's Skeet Italy ITA 5
2004 Summer 44 Athina Shooting Men's Skeet Italy ITA 1 Gold
2008 Summer 48 Beijing Shooting Men's Skeet Italy ITA 24

Mixed Skeet

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 194
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 194
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 145
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 145 24 25 23 25 24 24

Men's Skeet

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP SO1 PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P SO SO
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 147
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Shooting Italy ITA Final Round 147 123 24 6
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 123 24 25 25 24 25
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 146
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Shooting Italy ITA Final Round 146 122 24 3
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 122 25 24 23 25 25 10
2004 Summer 44 Athina Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 149
2004 Summer 44 Athina Shooting Italy ITA Final Round 149 124 25 +5
2004 Summer 44 Athina Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 124 24 25 25 25 25
2008 Summer 48 Beijing Shooting Italy ITA Final Standings 113
2008 Summer 48 Beijing Shooting Italy ITA Preliminary Round 113 22 24 22 23 22