< back
Alessandro MIRESSI
Sport Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born02 Oct 1998 in Turin, ITA
Height2.02 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Police Athlete
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at primary school.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to start swimming. "She wanted me and my sister to do the same sport and enrolled us in the pool." He later chose to focus on swimming instead of football, because more of his friends swam.
Club / Team
CN Torino [ITA] / GS Fiamme Oro [ITA]:
Name of coach
Antonio Satta [CN Torino]
Training Regime
He trains from 08:30 to 10:15 and from 14:30 to 17:00.
International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Nicknames
Mire (torino.repubblica.it, 05 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Playing basketball and football, watching television series, playing video games. (nuoto.com, 01 Apr 2020; huffingtonpost.it, 06 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lastampa.it, 02 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini, US swimmer Michael Phelps, US basketball players Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. (nuoto.com, 01 Apr 2020; gazzetta.it, 15 Nov 2018)
Injuries
He sustained an ankle injury in 2021 but was still able to compete at the 2021 European Short Course Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (raisport.rai.it, 07 Nov 2021)

An ankle injury and a bout of shingles affected his preparations for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (futura.news, 24 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In a race I don't want anyone to put their hand on the finishing edge before me. I have to win, always, not only in swimming, even when I play football with friends." (futura.news, 24 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
His mother Piera played softball at national level in Italy. His cousin Maria Clara Giai Pron has represented Italy in canoe slalom and competed in K1 at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She also competed at the 2019 World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jun 2021; huffingtonpost.it, 06 Aug 2018)
Other information
COMIC CHARACTER
In 2020 he became the main character of a comic strip series teaching adults and children how to swim safely. (ilfaroonline.it, 08 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.86
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.11
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.17
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.31
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.95
1 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:27.51
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.83
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 48.36
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.39
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.58
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.89
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle 45.57
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.61
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:03.61
1 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:19.76
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.02
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.84
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.90
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.20
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 47.63
1 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.50
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.64
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.19
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 47.45
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.93
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:42.30
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.87
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 48.01
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 22.34
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.85
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.94
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.90
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 45.84
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.41
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.40
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.92
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.29
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 45.90
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.50
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.37
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.51
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.35
9 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:44.92 
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.67