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Michele LAMBERTI
Sport Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born03 Nov 2000 in Brescia, ITA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brescia, ITA
Occupation
Police Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Language Studies - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart: Brescia, ITA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
Swimming is a popular sport in his family.
Club / Team
GAM Brescia [ITA] / Fiamme Gialle [ITA]:
Name of coach
Tanya Vannini [mother]; Giorgio Lamberti [father]
General Interest
Hobbies
Tennis, supporting Italian football club AC Milan. (nuoto.com, 19 Nov 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (nuoto.com, 19 Nov 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Lochte. (nuoto.com, 19 Nov 2021)
Injuries
He was prevented from competing in the 2021 Italian National Championships after contracting COVID-19. The competition served as Olympic qualification for Italian swimmers. (corriere.it, 04 Nov 2021)
Famous relatives
His parents Giorgio Lamberti and Tanya Vannini represented Italy in swimming. Giorgio competed at the Olympic Games in 1988 and 1992, and won gold in the 200m freestyle at the 1991 World Championships in Perth, WA, Australia. He has also served as president of the GAM Brescia club. Tanya was a member of the Italian 4x200m freestyle team that claimed bronze at the 1989 European Championships in Bonn, West Germany. His sister Noemi represented Italy at the 2021 European Junior Championships in Rome, Italy, while his brother Matteo has competed in the sport at national level. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2021; giornaledibrescia.it, 19 Nov 2021; gazzetta.it, 03 Nov 2021)
Other information
PARENTS
His parents Giorgio Lamberti and Tanya Vannini both represented Italy in swimming. They also serve as his coaches. "When I was younger I saw them as my parents when they were by the pool. Now I think I am mature enough to separate the roles. My father is more demanding, he motivates and encourages me to always give my best. He often insists more on details and sometimes I am not in the mood to listen to him, but I know that what he is doing is for my own good. Both my mother and my father have made history in the sport. They are an inspiration for me and I am very proud of carrying this name. But I do not try to be influenced by it and I try to go my own way, thinking only about improving myself." (nuoto.com, 19 Nov 2021)

OCCUPATION
He is a member of the Italian finance police sports group GS Fiamme Gialle. (fiammegialle.org, 15 Nov 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
21 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:00.92
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.86
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:52.52
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 22.94
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.12
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke  
2 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 50.86
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:50.26
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 49.79
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 22.65
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.81
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:30.14
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.39