Diana Bacosi

Beretta Skeet Shooter



Good day everyone! My name is Diana Bacosi and I'm from Città della Pieve, Italy. I was born on 13/07/1983 and I've been skeet shooting since I was 14 years old. The shotgun that I use is the Beretta DT11 and I do my training in Rome. I'm a military athlete, and my philosophy in life is never give up!





Diana held her first shotgun when she was 14 years old and in 2004 made her debut on the ISSF world stage during the European Championships in Nicosia, where she finished in 16th position. In 2005 she took part in the World Cup in Americana, Brazil, and took second place on the podium, having shot 92 targets.
In 2007, she was awarded a Bronze Medal for Sporting Merit.
In 2008, she won gold at the World Cup in Suhl and silver at the World Cup in Beijing. That same year, she received the Silver Medal for Sporting Merit and was also awarded the "Discobolo d’Oro" (Golden Discus) by the Italian Sports Centre National Council.
On 13 February 2009 she gave birth to her first son, Mattia.
In 2011 she was awarded silver in the Tucson desert and received the honourable "Stella d’Oro" (Silver Star) for Athletic Valour. In that same year, on 10 September, she was married to Vincent. In 2013, she was awarded silver at the World Cup stage in Acapulco and two bronze medals respectively at Nicosia and the final in Abu Dhabi. Diana Bacosi won Gold medal at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 



What Does she bring on shooting Range?

The Shotgun


The DT11 is Beretta’s top-of-the-line competition shotgun, used by the world’s absolute best clay shooters. It is built around a vault-tough cross-bolt action, a whole 3mm wider than its predecessor’s (the DT10) and therefore stronger and even more durable. DT11 Trident Beretta. Diana Bacosi shots with Dt11 Beretta.

Gilet da tiro,

Tuta Uniform Pro,



Maglietta tecnica Beretta,





Which is your favourite shotgun?
My favourite shotgun is the one that I am currently using, the Beretta DT11.

Why do you prefer this specific model?
Because it is the best, without a shadow of a doubt. It has great stability and precision.

Who is your favourite shooter?  
My favourite shooter is Andrea Benelli. I have known him for many years and I admire him very much. He is a great shooter of the past and still is today, but apart from that he has proven to be a fantastic and excellent coach. He is proof that it is not always the case that "those who know how, don't know how to teach". He's a great person all round.
Who inspired you to shoot?
There isn't one person in particular who inspired me to take part in the sport. I would often go to the shooting range with my father who used to enjoy shooting on an amateur level. My passion slowly grew from there. A bit by chance and without even realising, I found myself shooting.

What's your best shooting story?
I'm not quite sure how to answer that question. I could say the competitions that I have won or ones where I performed well, but at the end of the day I don't have a specific story to tell. Maybe it is still coming.

Which is your favourite shooting range?
My favourite range is the Tiro a Volo Falco, a range that I'm particularly fond of and that I regard as one of the best and most structurally well-equipped I’ve ever seen.

How old were you when you held a shotgun for the first time?
When I try to recall the first time I held a shotgun I immediately think of my father's face, because I was with him at the time and he was the one who placed it in my hands. I was 14 years old, and although it has been a long time since then, that memory is clear in my mind.

What are your goals and plans for the future?
My greatest aspiration for the future is to receive the Olympic Charter and obviously be in my best form and then… win! It would be fantastic, and my greatest wish in this sport. Who knows? Maybe Rio de Janeiro 2016 will be the turning point.

What advice can you give others who are inspired by you?
My best advice for those who wish to take part in the sport is to set yourself gradual goals that you can reach slowly. Don't try to do too much and especially, don't try to do it too fast. By taking it slowly, you will grow gradually and always improve.


Pictures & Foto



Olympic Games Rio 2016, thanks Diana!