|Full name Andrea Gardini|
Role Olympic athlete
Name Andrea Gardini
|Position Middle blocker|
Height 2.02 m
|Born October 1, 1965 (age 50)
Bagnacavallo, Italy (1965-10-01) |
Olympic medals Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
Similar People Paolo Tofoli, Marco Bracci, Andrea Giani, Luca Cantagalli, Lorenzo Bernardi
Italy - Yugoslavia , European Championships Volley 1991 (3th set)
Andrea Gardini (born 1 October 1965) is a former Italian volleyball player, medalist of the Olympic Games, three-time World Champion (1990, 1994, 1998), European Champion 1989, head coach of Polish club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle.
His son Davide (born 1999) is also volleyball player.
Career as coach
In 2011 was a coach assistant of Poland men's national volleyball team, when a head coach was Andrea Anastasi. In 2011 he won with this national team three medals. On July 10, 2011 achieved bronze of World League 2011. On September 18, 2011 Poland led by Anastasi and Gardini won bronze of European Championship 2011. In the same year, in December his team achieved silver at World Cup 2011 and was qualified for the Olympic Games 2012. For the first time in the history Polish national team won three medals in one year. On July 8, 2012 his team won the final match of World League 2012 against United States (3-0). In 2012 Polish team led by them took the 5th place at the Olympic Games London 2012. Anastasi and he was fired as coaches of the Polish national team in October 2013. On December 22, 2014 was a new head coach of Polish club Indykpol AZS Olsztyn. In May 2015 signed new contract with club from Olsztyn.