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RACHELE BRUNI Marathon Swimming

Date of birth: 04/11/1990

Place of Birth: Firenze

m. 1,68

kg. 52

Speciality 10 Km


In 2015 she became the first Italian open water swimmer to win the World Cup on the Olympic 10 km distance. To prepare for Rio the best she could, she lived a year of sacrifices, even though, as she emphasises, only swimming she “smiles at the effort” she is making. A smile that serves also to wipe away the tears cried over the fourth place gained at the Kazan 2015 World cup, and the missed chance of a medal. The turns in a swimming pool have always given her problems, in her DNA there is indeed swimming without walls. The 25 year old woman from Tuscany flies to Brazil for her first Olympic Games and to overcome any barrier that might separate her from the final podium, in a competition setting that become “more boxing than arm strokes”.

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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 28/07/2015
First Club: Etruria Nuoto
Club: Esercito
First Coach: Giovanni Pistelli
Coach: Fabrizio Antonelli
Other sports: Basketball
Hobby: Cinema, music
Relationship Status: Single


World Championship

14° Siviglia 2008 - 5km
10° Roma 2009 - 5km
4° Shanghai 2011 - 5km
10° Barcellona 2013 - 5km
31° Barcellona 2013 - 10km
4° Kazan 2015 - 10km

European Championship

17° Budapest 2006 - 5km
1° Dubrovnik 2008 - 5km
9° Balaton 2010 – 5 km
1° Eilat 2011 - 5km
2° Eilat 2011 – 10 km
1° Piombino 2012 - 5km
5° Berlino 2014 - 5km
6° Berlino 2014 - 10km
1° Hoorn 2016 - 10km

Olympic Games medal table

  gold silver bronze
Rio 2016 10 Km 0 1 0
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