Arthur Zanetti, born April 16, 1990 in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, is a Brazilian artistic gymnast.
Zanetti became a fan of gymnastics at age 7. A teacher noticed that although he was small in stature, he was very quick and more agile than his schoolmates, and he recommended to his mother that she take him to join a gymnastics club, the SERC Santa Maria.
His first big international success in the discipline was coming in fourth place in the rings at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2009, followed in 2010 by a gold medal at the South American Games.
The year of his takeoff, however, was 2011, when he won the silver at the Pan American Games and the gold at the Summer Universiade.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Zanetti accomplished his greatest achievement yet — winning the gold medal on Rings exercise with 15,900 points, edging out Chinese defending champion Chen Yibing with 15,800. His gold medal was Brazil’s first medal and also from Latin America of any sort in gymnastics at the Olympic Games.Games