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Massimo GIACOPPO
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born10 May 1983 in Messina, ITA
Height1.83 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Law - University of Messina: Italy
Sport Specific Information
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2020 Athlete of the Year by National Union of Veterans of Sport. (messinasportiva.it, 09 Jan 2021)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive water polo following the 2020/21 season. (total-waterpolo.com, 21 Aug 2021)

WATER POLO TEAM
In 2019 he founded a water polo team in his hometown of Messina, Italy. Known as Power Team, the club aims to get young children to try water polo. "I saw that Blue Dolphins of Palermo had a team that encouraged young children who were both impaired and able-bodied to take up water polo, so I wanted to do the same in Messina." (messinasportiva.it, 10 Aug 2020, 30 Nov 2019; messinatoday.it, 03 Dec 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied international business management with a focus on sport economics and politics at the Link Campus University in Rome, Italy. (unilink.it, 01 Jun 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
3 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
5 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team