Mauro Nespoli

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Mauro Nespoli
2019-09-07 - Archery World Cup Final - Men's Recurve - Photo 106.jpg
Nespoli at the 2019 World Cup Final
Personal information
Born (1987-11-22) November 22, 1987 (age 33)
Voghera, Italy
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 2 0
World Championships 1 1 2
World Indoor Championships 0 1 0
European Championships 2 0 5
Mediterranean Games 0 0 1
Military World Games 0 3 0
Total 4 7 8
Recurve archery
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tokyo Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Mexico City Team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Copenhagen Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Torino Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 's-Hertogenbosch Mixed Team
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Rzeszow Team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1 Individual medal Outdoor
Gold medal – first place 1 Team medal Outdoor
Bronze medal – third place 1 Individual medal Outdoor
Bronze medal – third place 4 Team medals Outdoor
Mediterranean Games
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Mersin Team
Military World Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Mungyeong Individual
Silver medal – second place 2019 Wuhan Team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Wuhan Recurve mixed team

Mauro Nespoli (born 22 November 1987 in Voghera) is an Italian archer who was a member of the Italian teams that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] and individual silver at Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Nespoli was born in Voghera (Province of Pavia), the place where he has always lived. He first saw some archers when he was nine, while he was spending his holidays in Aprica (Sondrio). His coach is Luciano Malovini, who was an archer of the Paralympic Italian National Team. In spite of his hard training and attending archery events, Nespoli could achieve good marks at school. He got his graduation Diploma in 2006 and he is now attending university, in Pavia, studying Computer Engineering.

Sport career[edit]

He won his first gold medal in the Italian "Giochi della Gioventù" (Youth Games) in 1998. When he was only fourteen, in 2002, he was picked for the Italian Junior National Team for the first time. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Italian Senior National Team, together with Marco Galiazzo and Michele Frangilli. In his brief sport career, Nespoli has already participated in 20 international competitions with the Italian National Team and achieved several records too.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Nespoli finished his ranking round with a total of 649 points. This made him the 44th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Alan Wills in the first round. Wills won the match 103–99 and went on to reach the third round in which he lost to Juan Carlos Stevens.[2]

Together with Marco Galiazzo and Ilario Di Buò he also took part in the team event. With his 649 score from the ranking round combined with the 667 of Galiazzo and the 670 of Di Buò the Italians were in sixth position after the ranking round. In the first round they were too strong for the Canadian team 219–217. They advanced to the semi final by eliminating Malaysia 218–213. After that they reached the final by beating Ukraine 223–221. In the final they managed to get 225 points, but South Korea took the gold medal with 227 points.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was eleventh after the ranking round, scoring 674, but lost to Chen Yu-Cheng in the first round.[1] In the team event, Italy were ranked in 6th after the ranking round. Italy proceeded to beat Chinese Taipei 216–206 in the first round, China 220–216 in the quarterfinals, Mexico 217–215 in the semifinals and the United States 219–218 in the final.[1]

His final opponent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was Meta Gazoz who beat him 6-4.[3]

Performance timeline in Outdoor Recurve[edit]

Individual[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR
World Archery tournaments
Olympic Games 1R 1R QF 2nd 0/4
World Championships 2R 3R 3R QF 3R 4th 2R 0/7
World Cup
Stage 1 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R QF 2R QF 3R NH 0/9
Stage 2 4th 2R 1R 3R 3R 4th 2R 3R 4R 3R QF NH QF 0/12
Stage 3 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R QF 3R 4th 4R 4R W 4th NH QF 1/13
Stage 4 3R 1R 3R 2nd 2R 3R QF 3rd NH 0/8
World Cup Final DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ QF DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ QF 2nd NH QF 0/4
End of year world ranking 21 34 79 108 31 29 10 11 10 11 24 4 4 5

Team[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR
World Archery tournaments
Olympic Games 2nd W QF 1/3
World Championships 1R 3rd QF 2nd W 2R 2R 1/7
World Cup
Stage 1 3rd 1R QF 1R QF 1R 2R 2R NH 0/8
Stage 2 QF 2nd 1R QF 1R QF QF QF W 2R NH 3rd 1/11
Stage 3 QF 1R QF 4th 1R 4th 1R 1R 4th 2nd NH 2R 0/11
Stage 4 W 1R 4th 1R 1R QF 1R NH 1/7
End of year world ranking 11 5 10 4 3 10 9

Records[edit]

World Records

(Junior)

European Records

(Cadet)

Italian Records

(Junior)

Italian Records

(Senior)

14 November 2004

Gallarate, Italy

25m – 582 Points

2–5 June 2003

Cles, Italy

70m O.R.

25 April 2003

Montesegale, Italy

70m – 640 Points

16 October 2005

Castel D'Ario, Italy

25+18m – 1156 Points

22 April 2007

Cherasco, Italy

90m – 329 Points

Medals[edit]

  • 1 Gold Team medal in the World Cup;
  • 1 Silver Team medal in the Indoor World Championship;
  • 1 Bronze Team medal in the Outdoor World Championship;
  • 1 Bronze Team medal in the Outdoor European Championship;
  • 1 Gold Individual medal in the Outdoor European Junior Cup;
  • 3 Bronze Team medals in the Outdoor European Junior Cup;
  • 1 Bronze Individual medal in the Outdoor European Junior Cup;
  • 5 Gold Individual medals in the Indoor/Outdoor Italian Championship;
  • 1 Gold Team medal in the Indoor Italian Championship 2003;
  • 1 Silver Individual medal in the Outdoor Italian Championship 2007;
  • 2 Silver Individual medals in the Italian Indoor Championship 2008;
  • 1 Gold medal in the Nîmes European Archery Tournament (Indoor) 2007.
  • 1 Gold Team medal in the London Olympic Games 2012;

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mauro Nespoli". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Athlete biography: Mauro Nespoli Archived 17 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine, beijing2008.cn, ret: 17 Aug, 2008
  3. ^ "Archery NESPOLI Mauro - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". .. Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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