Andrea Benelli

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Andrea Benelli
Andrea Benelli Athens 2004d.jpg
Benelli at the 2004 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityItalian
Born (1960-06-28) 28 June 1960 (age 58)
Florence, Italy[1]
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
SportShooting
Event(s)Skeet
ClubLaterina Sporting Club[1]

Andrea Benelli (born 28 June 1960) is a retired Italian skeet shooter. He competed at the 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, and won a gold medal in 2004 and a bronze in 1996.[2] In 2004, he and Marko Kemppainen finished with 149 hits out of 150, but Kemppainen missed first in the shoot-off.[1] Benelli also won the individual world title in 1987 and 1990, placing second in 1986, and third in 1999.[3] In 1996 he set two world records at 125/125 and 150/150.[1]

Benelli owns and runs a Tourist Villa named Agriturismo Petrognano,[4] located in Saint Ellero, Florence. It is a restored 18th-century farmhouse with a practice range behind it. His father Luciano was also a competitive shooter, who won the national title in 1977.[1]

Olympic results[edit]

Event 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008
Skeet (mixed) 20th
145+49
25th
145
Not held
Skeet (men) Not held 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
123+24
5th
122+24
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
124+25
24th
113

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Andrea Benelli". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Andrea Benelli". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Shooting World Championships–Men: Skeet". Sports123.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  4. ^ Agriturismo Petrognano

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