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Date of birth: 05/09/1994

Place of Birth: Carpi

m. 1,91

kg. 72

Speciality 1.500 m freestyle


With a gold medal and the world record obtained at the European short-course swimming championships of Netanya in 2015, he takes his place on the starting blocks for the 1500 meters race as the favourite. But ‘Greg’, still to turn 22, has already made history: in August 2015, he became the first Italian world champion in this sport. Four months later he made a record breaking performance clocking at 14’08’’06, two seconds less than the historic record established by his idol, Grant Hackett: the only record breaker who resisted the polyurethane “full length swimwear” fashion. Relaxed and humble, a native of Carpi (and therefore a great fan of his hometown’s football team) he has a passion for history of art and, if he hadn’t become a swimmer, he would be an architect. He loves basketball (he knows everything about the NBA) and rap music and does not hesitate to reply in kind to his adversaries.

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Achievements at the Olympic Games

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 02/10/2015
First Club: Uninuoto
Club: Fiamme Oro
First Coach: Vincenzo Savelli
Coach: Stefano Morini
Other sports: Basketball
Hobby: Playstation
Relationship Status: Single


Olympic Games

5º Londra 2012 - 1500 sl

World Championship

3° Barcellona 2013 - 1500 sl
6° Barcellona 2013 - 800 sl
1° Kazan 2015 - 1500 sl
2° Kazan 2015 - 800 sl

European Championship

1° Debrecen 2012 - 1500 sl
2° Debrecen 2012 – 800 sl
1° Berlino 2014 - 800 sl
1° Berlino 2014 - 1500 sl
1° Londra 2016 – 800 sl
1° Londra 2016 – 1500 sl

Olympic Games medal table

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Rio 2016 1.500 m freestyle 1 0 0
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