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Francesca DALLAPÈ
Sport Diving
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born24 Jun 1986 in Trento, ITA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Fabio Schirripa, daughter Ludovica [2017]
Residence
Trento, ITA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six at the Buonconsiglio Nuoto club in Trento, Italy.
Why this sport?
Coach Giuliana Aor noticed how much she liked diving into the pool while she was taking part in a swimming course.
Club / Team
CS Esercito [ITA] / ASD Buonconsiglio Nuoto [ITA]:
Name of coach
Oscar Bertone [national], ITA; Giuliana Aor [personal], ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Fra (Facebook profile, 24 Jun 2016)
Hobbies
Volunteering. (Facebook page, 24 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 3m synchronised springboard at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (francescadallape.it, 18 Aug 2016)
Injuries
She broke her wrist in 2005. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Constancy in training is important. I've done it every day since I was a child, I trained both in the morning and in the afternoon after school. It takes consistency to reach your goals. But sport has also taught me to pick yourself up when things are not going well. Behind the medals there is much more." (velvetbody.it, 16 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the seal of the Eagle of St. Wenceslas from the Italian province of Trentino in September 2014. She was presented the award in recognition of her sporting achievements. (buonconsiglionuoto.it, 04 Sep 2014)
Other information
PARTNER'S RETIREMENT
She began competing in the 3m synchronised springboard with Tania Cagnotto in 2009 and the pair went on to win silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They both became mothers following the 2016 Games, and intended to compete together at the 2020 Games in Tokyo but, in August 2020, Cagnotto announced her retirement from the sport. "We've had a fantastic career. Tania and I had our first daughters almost at the same time. My daughter Ludovica and her daughter Maya are only eight months apart. It would have been a nice message, two mothers at the Olympics, to show that we women, when we start a family, we do not have to give up our work and our passions. Then came the news of the postponement of the Olympics [to 2021]. She already had the intention of expanding her family and she didn't feel like waiting any longer." (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Aug 2021; oggi.it, 12 Oct 2020, 10 Aug 2020; questionedistile.gazzetta.it, 10 Aug 2020)

COMPETITIVE RETURN AND MOTHERHOOD
After winning a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she announced that she was taking a break from the sport to focus on her family. She gave birth to her daughter Ludovica in May 2017, and made her comeback in the sport in December 2017 in Bolzano, Italy. "I am in more control of my schedule because I'm a mother, and my own mother and au pair help out too. But we don't just become mothers. We remain women with our ambitions, our desires and our dreams. I think it is right to continue to cultivate our passions and independence and it is possible to balance being an athlete as well by continuing to be mums and dedicating quality time to children." (velvetbody.it, 16 Jul 2018; giornaletrentino.it, 01 Jan 2018; it.eurosport.com, 16 Dec 2017; ilgazzettino.it, 04 May 2017; oasport.it, 07 Oct 2016)

FUTURE PLANS
She has suggested that she would like to open a diving school in Trento, Italy and become a coach when she retires from competitive sport. (oggi.it, 12 Oct 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
15 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard 312.60
4 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 314.10
6 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 296.70
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 258.25
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 302.43
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 307.80
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 275.00
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 297.60
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 269.85
2 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 329.70
9 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 290.94
5 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 288.87
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 261.30
9 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 244.75
1 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 289.92
3 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 298.75
2 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 277.11
2 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 284.40
1 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 297.90
4 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 278.10
19 2012   3m Springboard  
6 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 283.90
1 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 313.80
7 2011   3m Springboard  
7 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 282.25
14 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 237.00
1 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 312.90
9 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 262.80
1 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 313.50
8 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 291.00
3 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 302.40
41 2009   3m Springboard  
17 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 185.45
3 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 300.90
9 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 241.20
2 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 300.90
26 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 234.60
6 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 286.50
13 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 230.90
2 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 302.10
7 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 276.00
3 2007 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 278.10
4 2007 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 282.48
1 2007 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 302.52
3 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 286.26
3 2006 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 276.54
3 2006 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 277.62
4 2006 Victoria, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 278.70
2 2005 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 259.41
4 2005 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 278.31
38 2004   3m Springboard  
5 2004 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 244.02
46 2003   3m Springboard  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard 262.40
1 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 327.81
4 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 323.15
1 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 313.08
1 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 328.50
Final 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 324.30
8 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 281.20
7 2012 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 251.50
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 325.50
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 320.40
11 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 246.30
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 327.90
8 2009 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 267.60
Final 2009 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 317.40
Preliminary Round 2008 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 231.30
4 2008 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 292.50
Semifinal 2008 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 223.95
Preliminary Round 2006 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 216.25
6 2006 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 274.83
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 293.79
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 301.89
2 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 316.95
2 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 309.18
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 313.44
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 278.46
2 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 314.40
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 195.80
3 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 279.30
2 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 306.90
4 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 306.60
5 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 288.90
3 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 308.10
6 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 282.00
4 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 299.70
11 2012   3m Springboard  
3 2012   3m Springboard Synchro  
4 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 301.50
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 285.90
2 2012 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 304.80
8 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 224.45
6 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 304.50
4 2011 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 310.20
4 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 290.40
3 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 311.10
3 2011 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 303.60
14 2009   3m Springboard  
6 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
7 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard 303.40
3 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard Synchro 297.30
5 2009 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 287.40