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Date of birth: 09/06/1979

Place of Birth: Prato

m. 2,05

kg. 97

Speciality 12-team Tournament


The goalkeeper from Prato is the water polo man of records: with more than 400 competitions in the Italian national team, he reached Gianni De Magistris’s record number of Olympic qualifications (5) with the national team. His vast medal collection includes a gold medal won at the 2011 Shangai World Championship, a special prize for best player, and a silver medal at London 2012, his last Olympic competition. His passion for water polo came quite by chance (he started swimming to improve his posture, due to his height), and has never stopped training for 20 years, during which he played for Futura Prato, RN Florentia, Pro Recco and Settebello. Sliding doors: if he hadn’t gone into water sports, he would have tried with basketball thanks to his height or he would have gone into dentistry, in which he earned a degree.

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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 08/04/2016
First Club: Futura Nuoto Prato
Club: Pro Recco
First Coach: Tommaso Ciatti
Coach: Amedeo Pomilio
Position: Goalkeeper
Hobby: Reading, music, cinema, NBA, Formula 1
Relationship Status: Single


Olympic Games

5º Sidney 2000

8º Atene 2004

9º Pechino 2008

2º Londra 2012

World Championship

4° Fukuoka 2001
2° Barcellona 2003
5° Melbourne 2007
11° Roma 2009
1° Shanghai 2011
4° Barcellona 2013
4° Kazan 2015

European Championship

9° Kranj 2003
5° Belgrado 2006
5° Malaga 2008
2° Zagabria 2010
3° Budapest 2014
6° Belgrado 2016

Olympic Games medal table

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Londra 2012 Men's Tournament 0 1 0
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