Alberto "Rolly" Simonelli was born in Gorlago, Italy and began shooting at the age of 27 following illness. He has been a member of the Italian National Para-Archery team since 1996 and has been the Italian National Champion Para-Archer since 2012! He attributes archery to giving him an upper hand to allow him to overcome his illness and begin to live his life again and have the satisfaction of success in sport and in life. Alberto has made archery his life as an instructor.
- 2016 Paralympic Games RIO SILVER
- 2016 European Para Championships GOLD (ind), SILVER (Men's Team), SILVER (Mixed Team)
- 2015 World Championships SILVER (ind), BRONZE (Men's Team), BRONZE (Mixed Team)
- 2013 World Championships SILVER (Men's Team), BRONZE (Mixed Team)
- PR 710 50M FITA
- PR 597 18M Indoor
Favorite event every year? Italian, European and World Championships
What is your most memorable experience in archery? The medals I won in the Paralympics
Best piece of advice for upcoming archers? Pull with the bow and emotion unique and you know a lot of people.
Something unique/interesting about Alberto: Pull with the bow and the only sport that a disabled person can compete with normal people and I want to demonstrate to myself and others that I can do and be competitive at best.
Alberto's other Sponsors:
- Easton, Bohning, Beiter, Fiberbow, Shibuya, Top Archery