< back
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
Born27 Nov 1982 in Venice, ITA
Height1.84 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Wife Micol, daughters Estelle and Chloe, son Ascanio [2018]
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
"My father was a policeman and he took me to Rome to the swimming school of the Fiamme Oro. After time the coach invited me to try water polo. It is a sport that shaped me both physically and temperamentally, thanks to the membership of a team and the relationship with teammates."
Club / Team
AN Brescia: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Bovo [club], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
General Interest
Following Italian football team Roma, travel. (anbrescia.it, 10 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
Italian footballer Francesco Totti. (anbrescia.it, 10 Apr 2021)
He sustained a minor shoulder injury during the 2017/18 season. (wpdworld.com, 24 May 2018; bsnews.it, 04 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do it yourself." (anbrescia.it, 10 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Gold Collar of Sporting Merit from the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI]. (sicilia.coni.it, 17 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives
His younger brothers Nicholas and Daniel have competed in professional water polo. Nicholas has also represented Italy at international level. (bresciaoggi.it, 16 Dec 2017; controfugablog.wordpress.com, 25 Aug 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
2 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
2 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
5 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
5 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team