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Amaurys PEREZ
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born18 Mar 1976 in CamagŁey, CUB
Height1.94 m
Weight 98 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Angela, sons Cristian Antonio and Gabriel
Residence
Naples, ITA
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - ISCF Manuel Fajardo: Cuba
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age eight in Cuba.
Why this sport?
He followed his brother into the sport.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China, and winning a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (mangiarbenesentirsinforma.it, 27 Apr 2013)
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)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2016 he announced he would retire from the sport at the end of the 2015/16 season. (wpdworld.com, 13 May 2016)

TELEVISION CELEBRITY
He has participated in Italian television programmes "Dancing with the Stars", "Peking Express" and "Si Puo Fare! [It Can Be Done!]". (gossippiu.com, 18 Apr 2015)

BEER MAKER
He runs Beer Zion, a craft beer company based in Cosenza, Italy, with his brother-in-law Francesco Rende and Italian water polo player Valentino Gallo. (altarimini.it, 17 Feb 2015; birrazion.com, 26 Mar 2014)

FROM CUBA TO ITALY
He was born in Cuba, and remained there until he finished his university degree. He then went to Spain, before moving to Italy in 2004. (parlanuoto.it, 14 May 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 1999 Winnipeg, CAN Team