Niccolò Campriani is the first Italian in the history of shooting sports to win an individual world title, which he won in 2010. The three-time Olympic Champion won his first Olympic Gold at London 2012 in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men and did this again in Rio, where he won his third Gold in the 10m Air Rifle Men event.
As a student athlete, he became a nominee for the Capital One Academic All-America First Team in 2011, among the top 15 student athletes in America’s colleges. In addition, as a Sports Engineer he had an opportunity to work for Ferrari and designed and developed his own air rifle, the same prototype that he used to win the Gold medal at Rio 2016.
In his sports career, which lasted 16 years, he fired over 400,000 shots, the last of which was at the Olympic final in Rio 2016.