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Filippo MAGNINI
Sport Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born02 Feb 1982 in Pesaro, ITA
Height1.87 m
Weight 80 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pesaro, ITA
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Urbino: Urbino, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
He lived by the sea and his mother thought that swimming lessons would build up his muscles so he could play football. At the end of the lessons he had not grown and was excelling in the sport so he decided to continue the lessons.
General Interest
Nicknames
Filo, Pippo, Superpippo, Magno, Goofy (filippomagnini.it, 2017)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, skiing, beach volleyball, poker, reading, fashion. (filippomagnini.it, 2017; rio2016.coni.it, 21 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (filippomagnini.it, 01 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have fun, make new friends, win new events and keep my values." (filippomagnini.it, 01 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport named him its Sportsperson of the Year for 2005. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, 30 Dec 2005)

After winning a bronze medal as part of Italy's 4x200m freestyle relay team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he was named a Cavaliere della Repubblica [Knight of the Italian Republic]. (filippomagnini.it, 01 Dec 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport in December 2017. (repubblica.it, 02 Dec 2017)

EXTRA YEAR
After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he declared that he would continue competitive swimming for one more year. "I decided to reward myself, to swim one more year, it is a joy for me to swim." (ccaniene.com, 17 Sep 2016)

POKER
He has competed in professional poker tournaments. (filippomagnini.it, 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 49.40
19 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 49.18
7 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.13
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.11
4 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.48
4 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:05.35
8 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
4 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.75
5 2004 Athens, GRE 100m Freestyle 48.99 
3 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:11.83
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.44
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:48.18
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.53
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.26
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:13.77
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 49.12
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.62
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:13.60
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.50
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.26
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.39
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 48.04
6 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:03.48
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 27.59
5 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.93
1 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Freestyle 48.43
5 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.31
2 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.04
1 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Freestyle 48.12 
Semi Final 2005 Montreal, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:48.34
4 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.81
6 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.99
4 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:43.01
2 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:51.80
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.56
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.79
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 47.61
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.07
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:59.22
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:44.21
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.12
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.56
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Individual Medley  DNS
5 2008 Manchester, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:44.33
2 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Freestyle 46.70
3 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:58.39
4 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.05
2 2006 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:43.78
2 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 47.31
1 2006 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:59.08
1 2006 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.74
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 49.18
2 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.55
2 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.29
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:08.30
8 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:47.42
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 49.24
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.24
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.78
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.77
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.71
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:13.10
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.80
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.67
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:14.50
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.61
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.18
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:48.87
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 48.53
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle  DNS
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.94
2 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.77
5 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.54
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle  DNS
1 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.60
3 2006 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:47.57
1 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.79
1 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.23
1 2004 Madrid, ESP 100m Freestyle 48.87
3 2004 Madrid, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:48.69
1 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:11.93 CR
1 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.66 CR
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Freestyle 1:43.60
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.44
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle 48.00
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Individual Medley  DNS
5 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.00
3 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:43.34
2 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.37
2 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:43.20
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:44.22
4 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 47.11
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.16
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
  2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Breaststroke  DNS
4 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 46.26
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:41.65
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.64
4 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.17
  2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Individual Medley  DNS
3 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Freestyle 46.62
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.37
1 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.91
3 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 46.90
1 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:43.50
1 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Freestyle 1:42.54
1 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Freestyle 46.81
3 2006 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.20
1 2005 Trieste, ITA 100m Freestyle 46.52
1 2005 Trieste, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:42.89
7 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.77
2 2004 Vienna, AUT 100m Freestyle 47.66
1 2004 Vienna, AUT 200m Freestyle 1:44.57
34 2003 Dublin, IRL 50m Freestyle 22.65
8 2003 Dublin, IRL 200m Freestyle 1:45.58
2 2003 Dublin, IRL 100m Freestyle 47.32
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2011 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:43.74
2 2005/2006 New York, NY, USA 100m Freestyle 47.81
2 2005/2006 New York, NY, USA 200m Freestyle 1:42.94
3 2003/2004 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.95
3 2003/2004 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:45.47