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Niccolò GITTO
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born12 Oct 1986 in Rome, ITA
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Victoria, sons Leonardo and Gabriele
Residence
Brescia, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I started with swimming in the pool as a child accompanied by my parents. Being particularly tall, they asked me if I wanted to take up water polo, and then it all started a little by chance. I can say that it went well this way."
Club / Team
AN Brescia: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Bovo [club], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family, collecting maps and shoes, following basketball. (wpdworld.com, 27 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (mfsport.net, 11 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Roberto Gatto. (mfsport.net, 11 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
Italian water polo player Carlo Silipo. (mfsport.net, 11 Apr 2020)
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 brother Matteo has played water polo at club level in Italy. (tuttolevante.it, 19 Feb 2014)

 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
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
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