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Vincenzo DOLCE
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born11 May 1995
Height1.95 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Law - Pegaso Online University: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age nine in Salerno, Italy.
Why this sport?
"Being born in a seaside town, swimming was something natural that is learned from an early age. Going back and forth in a pool bored me so much. One day they gave us a ball to let us try to make some passes. That ball changed everything."
Club / Team
AN Brescia: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Bovo [club], ITA; Alessandro Campagna [national], ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, watching TV series. (mfsport.net, 18 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (mfsport.net, 09 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Peppe Fasano and Marco Baldineti. (mfsport.net, 09 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
Italian water polo player Maurizio Felugo. (lacittadisalerno.it, 14 Dec 2012)
Injuries
In 2010 he fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his leg. (lacittadisalerno.it, 14 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Collare d'Oro [Golden Necklace] from the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (ilmattino.it, 26 Nov 2021; coni.it, 01 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2022 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2020 Budapest, HUN Team