How can athletes engage and create a positive impact on society?
In this episode, we explore the career and personal development of an elite athlete, Olympian shooter Niccolò Campriani, and how athletes can give back to society by engaging and providing support in addressing social issues and leveraging on their life experience to create local impact.
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Niccolò Campriani – Student-Athlete. Worker. Volunteer. Coach.
Today we’re joined by the sports engineer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nicole Campriani. After firing 400,000 rounds in preparation for his three consecutive Olympic Games performances, Nicole shot his last shot in the Rio 2016 50m individual air rifle event.
A consummate proponent of combining education with elite sport, Niccolo helped usher in a rise of top dual-career sport shooters. After arriving on the University of West Virginia campus, Niccolo helped make the USA’s National Collegiate system the preferred route of elite shooters — as evidenced by four of five Olympic gold medalist air riflists from London 2012 also having attended university in America.
A Sports Engineer by training, Niccolo worked for Ferrari to help enhance their high-performance sports department. He designed and developed his own air rifle — the same one he used while winning two gold medals at Rio 2016.
These days Niccolo lives in the Olympic capital city of Lausanne where investigates the latest trends in sports for the IOC as their Senior Sports Intelligence Manager while also coaching two emerging refugee athletes with hopes of competing in next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Hosts: Christiaan Page, Torin Koos, Donata Taddia
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