Arthur Zanetti

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Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti
Arthur Zanetti Rio 2016l.jpg
Zanetti at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti
Country represented  Brazil
Born (1990-04-16) April 16, 1990 (age 27)
São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International
Club SERC Santa Maria
Head coach(es) Marcos Gotto
Assistant coach(es) Andre de Oliveira
Eponymous skills Zanetti (Still Rings)

Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti (born April 16, 1990) is a Brazilian artistic gymnast. He won the gold medal on rings exercise at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London[1] and at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp.[2]


Zanetti is a rings exercise specialist. He occasionally competes in floor and vault exercises.[3] He originated one skill, which is named after him in the Code of Points since 2013.[4]


Zanetti competed in 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in London. He qualified in 8th for Rings Final and placed 4th during Event Finals, scoring 15.325. This was his best result that year.


Zanetti won the gold medal on Rings at the 2011 Summer Universiade, in Shenzhen, China, with a score of 15.600.[5] It was the first medal of Brazil's male artistic gymnastics in this competition.[6]

In Tokyo, Japan, he won the silver medal on rings at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.[7] His score was 15.600, finishing behind the champion, Chen Yibing. With this result, Zanetti qualified to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was also the first Brazilian to win a medal on rings in a World Gymnastics Championships.[8]

At the 2011 Pan American Games, Zanetti won the silver medal on rings.[9] He also won the team title, the first male team gold medal of Brazil in Pan American Games.[10]


At the 2012 Artistics Gymnastics Olympic Test Event, on January 12, 2012, Zanetti won the gold medal on rings.[11] He achieved good results in Artistic Gymnastics World Cup challenges this year. In Cottbus, Germany, on March 24, he won the silver medal, while Chen won the gold.[12] On April 30, Zanetti won the gold medal at Osijek Grand Prix 2012 in Osijek, Croatia.[13] He slightly improved his series, with a 6.8 D-score. In Maribor, Slovenia, on June 2, Zanetti finished first, scoring 15,575.[14]

London Olympics[edit]

Zanetti competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He qualified in 4th place to the rings final, with a score of 15.616.[15] On August 6, 2012, he won the gold medal in this event, with a score of 15.900.[16] His gold medal was Brazil's first medal and also from Latin America [17] of any sort in gymnastics at the Olympic Games.[18]


Zanetti participated in two events in the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series. He was the gold medalist in both competitions. In Doha, Qatar, on March 28, he got a score of 15.700 [19] while in Anadia, Portugal, on June 22, his score was 15.800.[20]

Zanetti defended his title in Rings at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan and won the gold medal.

On October 5, Zanetti won the gold medal at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, in Antwerp, Belgium, with a score of 15,800.[21]


  1. ^ Arthur Zanetti wins still rings gold Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. ^ McKayla Maroney wins worlds vault. Associated Press via (October 6, 2013)
  3. ^ Zanetti aumenta treinos em outros aparelhos para ajudar equipe olímpica Archived October 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (in Portuguese) Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Sixteen new Men’s elements accepted for evaluation Archived October 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Minobe, Koczi Win Twice as University Games End Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Arthur Zanetti conquista medalha de ouro nas Argolas na Universiade[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese) Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  7. ^ 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Tokyo (JPN) 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  8. ^ Arthur Zanetti é prata nas argolas e faz história no Mundial de Ginástica (in Portuguese) Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  9. ^ Corral Captures Historic Pan Am Gold for Mexico Retrieved January 15, 2012
  10. ^ Brazilian Men Grab First Pan Am Gold Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  11. ^ London 2012 Olympics: Louis Smith and Daniel Purvis win individual gold at gymnastics test event – Telegraph. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  12. ^ Apparatus Final Men | Rings Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  13. ^ Finals – results | Osijek Grand Prix 2012.
  14. ^ Final results | Šalamunov Memorial 2012 World Cup Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  15. ^ Men's Qualification – Olympic Gymnastics – Artistic | London 2012 Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  16. ^ Men's Rings – Final | London 2012 Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  17. ^ Brazil's gold medalist Zanetti loves the rings (in English) Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  18. ^ Zanetti exalta psicológico e diz que medalha é de todos os brasileiros (in Portuguese) Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  19. ^ Five Take Titles at Doha World Challenge Cup Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  20. ^ Brazil Best at Anadia World Challenge Cup Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  21. ^ Men's rings Results Retrieved October 14, 2013.

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Preceded by
César Cielo
Brazilian Sportsmen of the Year
Succeeded by
Jorge Zarif
Preceded by
Jorge Zarif
Brazilian Sportsmen of the Year
Succeeded by
Isaquias Queiroz