Mens Artistic (Italy)
Last update: 05/09/2011

CHECHI Yuri Italy
Discipline: Mens Artistic
Last update: 05/09/2011 Print
Licence No.: 00000108
Date of birth: 11/10/1969 Age: 46
Gender: Male
Height: 162 cm/5.3 ft Weight: 59 kg/130.1 lb
Place of birth: PRATO

Hometown: PRATO (ITA)
Marital status: Single
Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: Student
Languages Spoken:
Start Discipline (year): 1976
First Int. Competition (year):
National Team Since (year):
Current Club: SG Etruria Prato
Head coach: Bruno Franceschetti (ITA)
Assistant coach:
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Creation date: 1999-08-27
More about CHECHI Yuri:
Yuri won several medals made of different metals. He is maybe on of the best specialist of the rings in the history. His nickname is "The Lord of the Rings".

After his victory at the Atlanta Olympic Games, Yuri decided to compete for the last time at an international level at the Mediterranean Games in 1997 in Sicilia / Italy. But a couple of days before the 1997 World Championships 1997 in Lausanne SUI, the Italian Federation put the name of Chechi on the registration list. On Saturday September 6, Yuri won the world title on rings!

He made another great come back for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 6 years after retirement ! He practiced for the whole year of 2004 and took a magninficient bronze medal in Athens !

He won 4 world titles on Rings and 1 Olympic title in 1996. He also competed at the 1992 Olympic Games.

The renewing of his engagement in gymnastics and also in the gymnastics political sphere (he is Vice -President of the Italian Gymnastic Federation) leaves Yuri with not a lot of spare time. What spare time he has is dedicated to his son Dimitri and his partner Rosella. Yuri listens to all types of music. Just by chance of course his favourite film is "The Lord of the Rings".

He is also the Vice President of the Italian Federation.


European Championships
1996: 8th All-Around, 1st Rings, 7th Parallel bars
1994: 6th All-Around, 1st Rings
1992: 7th All-Aroud, 1st Rings
1990: 3th All-Around, 1st Rings
1989: 7th All-Around, 4th Rings
1987: 16th All-Around

Mediterranean Games
1997: 1st Team, 1st Rings
1993: 1st All-Around, 1st Pommel horse and Rings, 3rd Parallel bars
1991: 1st All-Around, Team, Pommel horse, Rings, Parallel
1987: 2nd All-Around, 1st Vault, 2nd Ring

1997: 1st Rings
1993: 2nd All-Around, 1st Team and Rings

National Championships
1995: 1st place
1993: 1st place
1992: 1st place
1991: 1st place
1990: 1st place
1989: 1st place
1988: 2nd place
1987: 2nd place
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
Rings 3 9.812 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad