A trap shooter, Alessandra Perilli began shooting when she was 15. She won her first international medal at the 2008 European Junior Games in Nicosia, winning a bronze medal. Later that year she added a bronze medal at the Mediterranean Games, a feat she repeated in 2013. She also won a silver medal in 2009 at the Games of the Small States of Europe. At the 2010 World Championships Perilli helped San Marino win a bronze in the women’s team trap shooting event, and in 2013 she helped the San Marino mixed trap team to a bronze at the European Games, accompanying Manuel Mancini. Perilli has won several medals at the World Cup, including, through 2015, two golds, two silvers, and a bronze medal. At London in 2012 she posted the best Olympic finish ever by a Sammarinese athlete when she finished fourth in women’s trap shooting, just missing the podium in a shoot-off. At the Games in Tokyo, in winning bronze in the women’s trap event, she became the first Olympic medallist from San Marino.