Michele Frangilli

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Michele Frangilli
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Personal information
Born1 May 1976 (1976-05) (age 44)
Gallarate, Lombardy, Italy

Michele Frangilli (born 1 May 1976) is an archer from Italy.


He was born in Gallarate. He competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery, finishing in 6th place and winning the bronze medal in the team event.[1][2] He also competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery, finishing in 10th place and winning the silver medal in the team event.[1][3] In 2003 he has won the World Target Archery Championships for Recurve (Olympic) Division in New York.

Frangilli competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery. He won his first match, advancing to the round of 32. In the second round of elimination, he was defeated by Hiroshi Yamamoto of Japan, the eventual silver medalist.[1] His final rank was 31st overall. Frangilli was also a member of the 7th-place Italian men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Frangilli scored a 10 with the last arrow to dramatically win the men's archery team gold medal final against the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

Frangilli has, up to now, won 11 Titles of World Champion for Recurve Bow in various disciplines, including Indoor, Target and Field Archery, so being the only one in the story of recurve archery to win World Champion titles in all the three specialties, for both individual and team. He also co-authored in 2005 a book on Olympic archery technique, entitled The Heretic Archer, with his father and coach, Vittorio Frangilli. He is a former world number one ranked men's recurve archer.

In 2014, using his nick name "GILLO", he has registered a new brand for archery products named "GILLO Gold Medal"


  • Current world record holder 25 meter 60 arrows, shot on 21 November 2001(Gallarate, ITA): 300+298=598
  • Current world record holder 18 meter 60 arrows, shot on 13 January 2001(Nîmes, FRA): 597
  • Current world record holder 36 arrow final round, shot on 3 March 2004(Caorle, ITA): 358
  • He was also recently Knighted by the Italian government.

Individual performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR
World Archery tournaments
Olympic Games QF 3R 2R 1R 0/4
World Championships 2R QF QF 3R W 2R 2R 2R 1R 1/9
World Cup
Stage 1 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 0/6
Stage 2 4th W 2nd 3R 3R 3R 4R 1/7
Stage 3 QF 2R 3R 3R QF 1R 0/6
Stage 4 3R 3R QF 3R 0/4
World Cup Final DNQ 4th QF DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0/2
End of year world ranking 5 2 1 3 5 9 7 40 258 3 15 28 40 32


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Michele Frangilli". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996 – Men's Team Archery". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000 – Men's Team Archery". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  4. ^ "London 2012 – Men's Team Archery". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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