Olympic Games: Gold medal in 2008; silver medal in 2004; competed in 2012 and 2016
World Championships: Gold medals in 2009 (2), 2011 (2), 2017 and 2019; silver medals in 2005, 2013 and 2015 (2); bronze medal in 2007
High School Diploma – Accounting
Functions in the field of sport
Member, NOC Athletes’ Commission (2018-)
Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election
Sport has been in my DNA since I was a kid, when my parents put me in a pool before I even knew how to walk.
Sport, from a young age, taught me the value of commitment, discipline, serious and constant work to achieve results.
I have experienced great joys, sudden falls and painful moments, but these values have never failed: I recognize them in the Olympic Charter and I want to help support and spread them.
The pride of having been the flagbearer of the Italian National Delegation in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games stimulates me even more to be the voice of all athletes, of any background and culture, and witness the beauty of sport.
Original version: English *Results as of 9 September 2019 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme
LISTENING, AMPLIFYING AND GIVING VOICE TO ATHLETES IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE SPORT GROW CORRECTLY