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Marco ORSI
Sport Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born11 Dec 1990 in Budrio, ITA
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Police Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at about age six in Bologna, Italy.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him and his twin sisters in swimming lessons. He was inspired by the prospect of competing at the Olympic Games. "After two years of summer courses, an instructor who monitored the improvements of the various children noticed something special in me and talking to my parents suggested that I begin competing. And here I am, luckily we believed it. As a child I practised several sports, but none of them stole my heart like swimming. I have always been in love with this sport, I never stood still and joked around in the pool, they called me 'The Little Fish'."
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro [ITA] / Bologna De Akker [ITA] :
Name of coach
Roberto Odaldi [Fiamme Oro, Bologna]
International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Rijeka, CRO
General Interest
Nicknames
Il Bomber, L'Orso di Budrio [The Bear from Budrio]. (nuoto.com, 13 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 05 Aug 2018; oasport.it, 17 Dec 2017)
Hobbies
Beach volleyball, beach tennis, basketball, mountain biking. (redbull.com, 30 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m individual medley at the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (crisalidepress.it, 24 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmers Massimiliano Rosolino and Filippo Magnini. (iisgbruno.gov.it, 19 Mar 2018)
Injuries
In 2018 he fainted and hit his head on a table, resulting in him missing that year's Italian national championships. (sportfair.it, 13 Apr 2018)

In 2016 he suffered from cytomegalovirus, which disrupted his training schedule. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 15 Jul 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as an officer with the state police [Polizia di Stato] in Bologna, Italy. (Facebook profile, 07 Nov 2021; bolognatoday.it, 16 May 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
19 2012 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.36
7 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.13
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.86
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 48.69
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.53
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.59
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.26
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 22.61
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.62
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.06
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.13
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.39
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 22.09
5 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.93
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 51.76
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 51.03
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.54
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.20
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 53.04
2 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 20.69
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.22
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.56
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.68
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.79
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 21.23
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.07
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.00
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.56
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.45
5 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 22.09
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 48.94
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.78
4 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.22
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle  DNS
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.71
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.26
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.42
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.18
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly  DNS
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Individual Medley 50.95
8 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.32
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:30.14
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.92
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 52.35
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.50
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Individual Medley 51.76
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.13
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.12
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.38
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.67
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Freestyle 20.92
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle 46.05
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.44
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.26
1 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.71
2 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.00
3 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Freestyle 46.49
2 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.26
2 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.37
1 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.83
23 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 47.94
3 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 21.01
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.82
1 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.18
18 2010 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 47.75
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.17
1 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.16
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.83
6 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 20.93
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 46.55
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.64
22 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Freestyle 48.09
5 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Freestyle 21.32
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.37
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
47 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 46.70
3 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 21.29
5 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 21.45
6 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 52.69
2 2011 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.52