Two-time Olympic Champion Niccolò Campriani donates his winning rifle and shoes to the Olympic Museum

The Italian shooter, who triumphed in Rio the Janeiro (BRA) winning 2 Olympic Gold medals in the men’s 10m Air Rifle and in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, delivered the shoes and the gun he used at Rio 2016 in Lausanne (SUI), where a ceremony was held on October 13th.

Two months passed since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games closed, and they already became history.


In these months, in fact, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI) received a consistent number of donations from athletes who participated at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, including one from the two-time Olympic Champion Niccolò Campriani: Gold medallist in the men’s 10m Air Rifle and in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions.


During a ceremony held on October 13th, the 29-year-old delivered two items he used at the Games: the air rifle who Campriani, an engineer himself, designed and developed along with a small Italian company, and who allowed him to claim his first Rio 2016 title; and the pair of shoes he wore in Rio and for the 16 previous years, the only one he felt comfortable in despite their wear.


Campriani, who also won 2 Olympic medals at London 2012, a Gold in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men and a Silver in the 10m Air Rifle Men, is a great fan of the Museum, having visited it twice before becoming part of it, and after the ceremony offered to take part in a photo session with the fans and his two Olympic Golds.

Campriani’s donations are now part of the collection displayed at the Olympic Museum, where they will be preserved forever along with the emotions hidden behind their history.

Marco Vettoretti


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