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Noemi BATKI
Sport Diving
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born12 Oct 1987 in Budapest, HUN
Height1.67 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Trieste, ITA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete, Student
Languages
English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Mandarin, Russian
Higher education
Communications - University of Trieste: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six in Belluno, Italy.
Why this sport?
She followed her mother into the sport.
Club / Team
CS Esercito [ITA] / US Triestina Nuoto [ITA]:
Name of coach
Domenico Rinaldi [national]
International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Italy
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, yoga, volleyball, relaxing, reading, spending time with friends. (spettacolomusicasport.com, 27 Apr 2021; velvetbody.it, 09 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in 10m platform at the 2010 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021; spettacolomusicasport.com, 27 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother Ibolya Nagy. (velvetbody.it, 09 Aug 2018)
Injuries
She competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro despite having arrived in Brazil with a microfracture to her thumb. (sportfair.it, 12 Apr 2021)

She was suffering with a wrist injury during the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation and passed on some dives during the competition. (outdoorblog.it, 29 Jul 2015)

In 2005 she was troubled by a wrist injury. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want one thing so bad they can't sit still." (Facebook page, 07 Apr 2017)
Famous relatives
Her mother Ibolya Nagy represented Hungary in diving and competed in 10m platform at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. She has also served as a diving coach and technical director at US Triestina Nuoto in Italy. (riverflash.it, 09 Sep 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; noemibatki.com, 26 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 07 May 2021)
Other information
DELAYING RETIREMENT
She had considered retiring after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio but decided that she wanted to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after injury affected her performance in Brazil. "I had arrived in Rio with some technical gaps aggravated by a microfracture to my thumb that forced me to compete stuffed with painkillers. I felt pain but, above all, a feeling of incredible helplessness and I decided I didn't want to end my career like that and I decided to start from scratch with the help of my new coach Domenico Rinaldi and the indispensable support of the Army Sports Centre. Thanks to that choice I was able to add another piece of sporting history to my life, and I am very happy about it." (sportfair.it, 12 Apr 2021)

COMPETING IN HER THIRTIES
She admits that still competing in her 30s inspires her to prove people wrong about the prospects of older athletes. "At 33 I will compete in my fourth Olympics among teenagers and I feel that for years it has been an unequal struggle because, to get the same results as young people, you need to work 10 times as hard, but that's okay. I chose to carry on competing to enjoy the satisfaction of defeating the old athlete cliche that no longer holds up. I have proved to myself that anything you want to do in life can be achieved." (anygivensunday.it, 15 Jun 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 she began studying for a master's degree in telematics. (spettacolomusicasport.com, 27 Apr 2021; anygivensunday.it, 15 Jun 2020)

FROM HUNGARY TO ITALY
Born in Budapest, Hungary, she moved to Belluno, Italy, at age three with her mother. (noemibatki.com, 26 Apr 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
27 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 226.95
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 256.90
8 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 350.05
6 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 296.70
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 328.90
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 280.38
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 259.62 
Final 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Event 342.90
11 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 269.16
11 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 291.54
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 255.00 
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 299.28 
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 377.05
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 244.90
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 251.35
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 268.35
Semi Final 2007 Melbourne, AUS 1m Springboard 246.75
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard 264.55
9 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 290.94
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 1m Springboard 235.77
Preliminary Round 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 215.61
5 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 288.87
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 236.90
2 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 287.90
1 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 284.10
2 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 276.48
4 2019 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 288.60
3 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform 301.40
4 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform Synchro 282.54
2 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform Synchro 282.60
5 2018 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 266.10
1 2018 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 281.46
1 2017 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 272.34
1 2017 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 303.12
2 2017 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 259.56
2 2016 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 277.80
5 2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 301.00
2 2015 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 315.70
3 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform 303.90
2 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 285.06
12 2014   10m Platform  
5 2014 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 299.30
8 2014 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform 297.20
15 2012   10m Platform  
2 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 336.80
8 2011   10m Platform  
5 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 293.45
4 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 342.25
13 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 258.10
7 2010 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 292.40
9 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 301.90
19 2009   10m Platform  
5 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 304.30
20 2008   10m Platform  
24 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 252.75
6 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 286.50
4 2008 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 314.30
2 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 302.10
21 2007   10m Platform  
7 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 276.00
3 2007 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 278.10
7 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 272.40
4 2007 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 282.48
2 2007 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 300.96
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
5 2004 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 244.02
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 270.10
6 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform 275.10
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 286.44
1 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 290.34
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform 315.00
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 275.40
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Event 324.40
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 276.60
3 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 299.58
4 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 275.58
7 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 308.40
8 2016 London, ENG Team Event 302.85
4 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 304.62
3 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 323.30
5 2015 Rostock, GER Team Event 351.50
2 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 346.40
5 2014 Berlin, GER Team Event 369.60
8 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 284.95
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 315.60
7 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team Event 325.85
1 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 346.35
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 343.80
10 2009 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 276.50
4 2008 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 292.50
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 323.13
Preliminary Round 2006 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 197.95
6 2006 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 274.83
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 297.96
5 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 304.74
16 2016   10m Platform  
12 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 230.90
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 205.02
5 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 288.30
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 295.80
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 306.72
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 301.80
4 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 323.40
9 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 258.00
5 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform 328.65