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Andrea Ghiurghi

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Name  Andrea Ghiurghi
Role  Olympic athlete
Height  1.99 m

Andrea Ghiurghi wwwbeachvolleycupitedizione2001ghiurghiandreajpg
Born  December 15, 1966 (age 49) (1966-12-15) Varese, Italy
Olympic medals  Beach volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
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Andrea Ghiurghi (born December 15, 1966 in Varese) is a male beach volleyball player from Italy, who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta for his native country. In 1993 he won the bronze medal at the first official European Championships in men's beach volleyball, partnering Dio Lequaglie. In 1996 with Nicola Grigolo he won another bronze medal at the European Championships Master in Pescara. His best international finishes are three 2nd places in the FIVB World Tour in 1991, 1996 and 2005 with Dio Lequaglie, Nicola Grigolo and Gianni Mascagna respectively. At the national level he won eight national titles in 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2003.

During his career, for several years he carried out a peculiar "double life" playing professional beach volleyball and working as a biologist in Africa. At present he works as free lance consultant for several conservation projects in the African continent and in Europe.

Playing partners

  • Dio Lequaglie
  • Nicola Grigolo
  • Riccardo Lione
  • Gianni Mascagna
  • Massimo Penteriani
  • Maurizio Pimponi
  • Giorgio Pallotta
  • Enrico Corsetti
  • Marco Solustri
  • References

    Andrea Ghiurghi Wikipedia

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