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Jury Chechi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJury Alessio Dimitri•Chechi
Used nameJury•Chechi
Born11 October 1969 in Prato, Prato (ITA)
Measurements165 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsSG Etruria Prato
NOC Italy

Biography

Jury Chechi, named after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was the dominant gymnast on the rings for the much of the 1990s. He won five consecutive world titles on the rings (1993-1997) as well as four European titles (1990-1996) and six Italian championships. One of the top favourites at the Barcelona Olympics, a torn Achilles tendon shortly before the Games prevented him from taking part. He took revenge in Atlanta, becoming the first Italian in 32 years to win a gold medal in gymnastics. Chechi retired in 1997, but returned two years later to participate in the Sydney Games. A biceps injury again prevented him from competing, but Chechi made a second comeback in 2003. He did successfully compete in the Athens Games, winning a bronze medal. He then retired permanently, and focused on a career in regional politics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Jury Chechi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 17
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 8
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =15 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =33 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =18 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =66 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =6
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =22 r1/1
1996 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Jury Chechi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =17
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 12
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =47 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =20 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 87 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 65 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =39 r1/1
2004 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) ITA Jury Chechi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 85
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Italy 12 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =30 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 54 r1/1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony ITA Jury Chechi

Special Notes