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Tommaso D'ORSOGNA
Sport Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born29 Dec 1990 in Perth, AUS
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Doctor
Languages
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age two at his grandparents' farm in Pinjarra, WA, Australia. He started swimming competitively at age eight.
Why this sport?
His sisters were already swimming so he decided to follow them into the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Tomato, Tommy (swimming.org.au, 16 Jun 2010; london2012.olympics.com.au, 28 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, listening to music, playing video games. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Western Australia Swimmer of the Year award in 2014. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (swimming.org.au, 16 Jun 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Apart from the feeling of being in the water, I love the challenge it provides. Swimming is ultimately an individual sport, your result is dictated by how well you can perform on the day. You are in complete control of your performances and the responsibility is all on you. I love that success in the pool really comes down to being better than your previous best and that you constantly strive to be better than you were." (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Western Australia Swimmer of the Year in 2014. (digitaljournal.com, 18 Jan 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in open water swimming and surf lifesaving at regional events in Australia. (communitynews.com.au, 18 Mar 2019; mybeach.com.au, 16 Feb 2020)
Famous relatives
His great-grandfather Ross McLarty served as the 17th premier of Western Australia from 1947 to 1953. (olympics.org.au, 23 Mar 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He studied medical science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. In 2017 he began studying to become a doctor of medicine [MD] at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He completed his medical studies in October 2020. (LinkedIn profile, 01 May 2021; Facebook profile, 18 Oct 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a director on the board of Swimming Western Australia and as a member of its high performance committee. He has also offered high-performance coaching through swimming clinics at pools in Australia. (Instagram profile, 18 Oct 2020; iyarn.com, 10 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
3 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 52.26
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.04
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.34
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 52.82
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.58
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.64
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Individual Medley 2:00.31
3 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:01.65
8 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.40
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 46.70 
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 50.77
  2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly DNS
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.56
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.76
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.29
3 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 49.60
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.24
4 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 46.13
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.48
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.86
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 46.80
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.27
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:24.77
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:52.29
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Individual Medley 52.85
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:57.12
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:42.96
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:57.41
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.18
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 47.57
5 2016 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 51.82
8 2016 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.74
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 46.91
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.09
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.49
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.85
5 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.06
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 50.80
7 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.51
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.52
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 47.06
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Individual Medley 53.87
3 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.86
7 2013 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.59
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.18
4 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.05
5 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Individual Medley 52.78
5 2013 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 50.45
1 2013 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.61
2 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 46.99
4 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:43.09
1 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.10
5 2012 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 53.13
1 2012 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:43.84
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.30
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Individual Medley 53.27
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:44.65
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 47.11
2 2012 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:44.49
1 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Freestyle 47.05
7 2012 Stockholm, SWE 100m Individual Medley 53.49
3 2012 Stockholm, SWE 200m Freestyle 1:44.89
2 2008 Sydney, NSW, AUS 100m Freestyle 48.36