Michele FRANGILLI

Italy ITA

Archery

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Atlanta 1996
  • Year of Birth
    1976
Olympic Results

Biography

Michele FRANGILLI

Sixteen years after setting a new individual Olympic record at Atlanta, Michele Frangilli hit a 10 with his last arrow to secure team gold for Italy at London 2012

Blue is the colour

Born in Gallarate in northern Italy, Michele Frangilli was given his first bow by his parents when he was still at nursery school. He took part in his first official competition in 1986, at the age of 10, and earned selection for the national junior team four years later. Focusing mainly on the Olympic distance of 70m, he has since worn the blue of Italy without interruption. Developing an anchoring technique all of his own, Frangilli won his first world junior title in 1994 and was only 20 when he earned selection for Atlanta 1996.

An OR and a first medal

Frangilli amassed 684 points in the individual ranking round at Atlanta, a new Olympic record and one that stood until Korea Republic’s Im Donghyun topped it with a total of 699 at London 2012. Fighting his way through to the quarter-finals, the young Italian archer was then beaten by the USA’s Justin Huish, the eventual champion, and had to be content with sixth place. He then joined forces with Matteo Bisani and Andrea Parenti in the team competition, in which the Italians lost to the host nation in the semi-finals before beating Australia 248-244 in the bronze medal match.

One step higher

Known on the circuit as “the Heretic Archer” – the title of a book he published in 2005 – Frangilli won the world and European team titles three years later and took part in his second Olympics at Sydney 2000. Qualifying 19th for the knockout phase, he went out in the Round of 16 and eventually placed tenth. He went on to play a decisive role in the team event, however, linking up with Matteo Bisani and Ilario Di Buò as Italy reached the final, where they lost 255-247 to the Republic of Korea.

Olympic Results

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London 2012

G
Team
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#=33
Individual
Individual Archery
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Athens 2004

#31
Individual
Individual Archery
#7
Team
Team Archery
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Sydney 2000

#9
Individual
Individual Archery
S
Team
Team Archery
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Atlanta 1996

#6
Individual
Individual Archery
B
Team
Team Archery