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Galiazzo (center in center podium)
|Competitor for Italy|
|Bronze||2003 New York||Team|
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|Gold||2012 Las Vegas||Individual|
Marco Galiazzo (born 7 May 1983 in Padova) is an athlete from Italy. He competes in archery for C.S. Aeronautica Militare, and is a former world number one. It was the first Olympic champion in the Italian archery history, winner of the gold medal in men's individual competition at Olympic Games - Athens 2004 and gold medal in team competition at Olympic Games - London 2012 (in the same specialty obtained silver at Olympic Games - Beijing 2008).
Galiazzo started to shoot at the age of thirteen, together with his father, who later became his coach. His first win was at Italian Youth Games (Giochi della Gioventù), at the age of fourteen. At sixteen he was convened for the first time in the Italian national archery team. His first company was the Compagnia Arcieri Padovani with whom he won the Olympic medal, while currently he is part of A.S.D. Archers Rio. In 19 August 2004 he won the gold medal in the men's individual, at the Athens Olympics Games, against the Japanese Hiroshi Yamamoto. In the second round he beat teammate Ilario Di Buò. On 3 February 2006 he entered in the C.S. Aeronautica Militare. On 18 April 2008 in Porec, Croatia, during the second leg of the Meteksan World Cup, he established the new Italian team record with Mauro Nespoli and Ilario Di Buò. On 11 August of the same year, together with Mauro Nespoli and Ilario Di Buò he won the silver medal in team competition at Olympic Games - Beijing 2008, losing in the final against South Korea. Two days later he was defeated 109-110 in the final round of the individual competition against Alan Wills (ENG), losing the opportunity to confirm the Olympic title won four years earlier. On 28 July 2012 he won gold medal at Olympics Games in London in the team competition, together with Michele Frangilli and Mauro Nespoli, beating in the final the United States.
2004 Summer Olympics
Galiazzo competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery. He won his first three elimination matches, advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Galiazzo faced Vic Wunderle of the United States, defeating Wunderle 109–108 in the 12-arrow match and advancing to the semifinals. There, he faced Laurence Godfrey of Great Britain, defeating Godfrey 110–108. Galiazzo then competed against Hiroshi Yamamoto of Japan in the gold medal match, winning 111–109 to earn the gold medal. He was also a member of the 7th-place Italian men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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