Franco Menichelli

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Franco Menichelli
— Gymnast —
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Franco Menichelli at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Franco Menichelli
Country represented  Italy
Born (1941-08-03) 3 August 1941 (age 74)
Hometown Rome
Height 1.63 cm (1 in)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Associazione Ginnastica Romana[1]
Retired 1968

Franco Menichelli (born 3 August 1941) is a retired Italian gymnast. He competed in all artistic gymnastics events at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won one gold, one silver, and three bronze medals. He was most successful in 1964, when he won a gold on the floor, a silver on rings and a bronze on parallel bars.[1] He severely injured an Achilles tendon on landing during the floor exercise at the 1968 Olympics, and retired shortly thereafter.[2] From 1973 to 1979 he coached the national gymnastics team.[3] In 2003 he was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[4]

His brother Giampaolo Menichelli was an international football player.[3][2]

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