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Vincenzo RENZUTO
Sport Water Polo
NOC Italy   
Born08 Apr 1993 in Naples, ITA
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Brescia, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo as a child at the Posillipo Nautical Club in Naples, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I became passionate about water polo because when I was around three or four years old I used to go swimming and once my training finished I saw the bigger boys who played water polo coming in. I was curious because of the fact it was a team sport and the ball. So I decided to begin playing it, and I loved it immediately."
Club / Team
AN Brescia: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Bovo [club], ITA; Alessandro Campagna [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
General Interest
Technology, Neapolitan music. (anbrescia.it, 01 Sep 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2015 Euro Cup with CN Posillipo, and claiming gold at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (mfsport.net, 13 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Radko Rudic and Alessandro Campagna. (mfsport.net, 13 Jun 2020)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, Italian MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi. (anbrescia.it, 01 Sep 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Gold Collar of Sporting Merit from the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI]. (ilmattino.it, 28 Jan 2022; coni.it, 2019)
To win a medal at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2022 European Championships in Rome, Italy. (sportdelsud.it, 27 Oct 2021)
Other information
He joined Croatian club Dubrovnik in 2017 and believes the one season he played for them helped him mature as a player. "It was a super positive year. I played a different water polo. We had a very difficult Champions League group and I played a lot of top-level matches. It certainly helped me a lot to improve and grow from all points of view, first of all because it was my first year outside of Naples, and secondly because I discovered a different sporting culture." (mfsport.net, 13 Jun 2020; waterpoloitaly.com, 01 Aug 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
4 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team