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Maria MARCONI
Sport Diving
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born28 Aug 1984 in Rome, ITA
Height1.59 m
Weight 55 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rome, ITA
Languages
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
She was influenced by her brother, who is also a diver.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mery, Papaerina ['Little Duck' because of the way she used to speak]. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2007)
Hobbies
Travelling, listening to music. (rio2016.coni.it, 01 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 4 Nations event in Kazan, Russian Federation in 2013, following numerous injuries in 2012. (ilfaroonline.it, 30 Nov 2016)
Injuries
She had a femoral nerve injury in her right leg that kept her out for seven months in 2012. (lalaziosiamonoi.it, 30 Nov 2012)

She underwent an operation on her left knee in 2004 and was unable to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2007)
Famous relatives
Her brothers Nicola and Tommaso have both represented Italy at the Olympic Games in diving. Her cousin Michele Benedetti has also represented Italy in diving. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Feb 2016; ilmessaggero.it, 22 Feb 2016; ilfaroonline.it, 30 Nov 2016)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from international competition after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I will continue my career [at domestic level]. I prefer to stay calm and devote myself to less demanding competitions." (oasport.it, 07 Sep 2016; ilfaroonline.it, 30 Nov 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 292.95
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 277.50
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 221.55
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 334.05
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 290.15
6 2009 Rome, ITA 1m Springboard 268.80
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 1m Springboard 241.30
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 1m Springboard 238.83
Preliminary Round 2003 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 242.19
Preliminary Round 2003 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 208.65
24 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 1m Springboard 200.49
18 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 3m Springboard 435.12
11 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 244.83
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 272.05
13 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 284.85
26 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 184.50
14 2013   3m Springboard  
17 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 229.10
3 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 309.90
9 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 240.90
16 2011   3m Springboard  
27 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 216.30
7 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 301.55
4 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 314.55
42 2008   3m Springboard  
10 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 239.30
12 2005   3m Springboard  
8 2005 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 188.64
6 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard 252.18
40 2004   3m Springboard  
10 2004 Athens, GRE 3m Springboard Synchro 282.96
4 2004 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 269.79
4 2004 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 255.18
2 2003 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 282.30
16 2002   3m Springboard  
9 2002 Coral Springs, FL, USA 3m Springboard 246.27
4 2002 Coral Springs, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 268.14
2 2002 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 284.34
3 2002 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 280.38
2 2002 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 257.19
3 2002 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 265.44
30 2001   3m Springboard  
9 2001 Coral Springs, FL, USA 3m Springboard 260.34
3 2001 Coral Springs, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 260.22
2 2001 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 270.72
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Berlin, GER 1m Springboard 285.50
Preliminary round 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard 252.55
6 2013 Rostock, GER 1m Springboard 261.15
4 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 314.50
4 2011 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 283.00
4 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 321.55
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 272.15
2 2009 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 280.20
Preliminary Round 2008 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 52.80
3 2006 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 267.35
9 2004 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 476.49
7 2004 Madrid, ESP 1m Springboard 246.12
5 2004 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 282.30
7 2002 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard 280.92
4 2002 Berlin, GER 1m Springboard 269.43
3 2002 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 268.98
10 2000 Helsinki, FIN 1m Springboard 221.70
16 2000 Helsinki, FIN 3m Springboard 396.81
5 2000 Helsinki, FIN 3m Springboard Synchro 252.81
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2014   3m Springboard  
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 304.65
7 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 324.82
6 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard 290.10
4 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard 347.55
11 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 287.30
9 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 295.95