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Maicol VERZOTTO
Sport Diving
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born24 May 1988 in Brixen, ITA
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Lisa Florian, daughter Marie [2021]
Residence
Bolzano, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Economics, Management - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving as a child at the Bolzano Nuoto sports complex in Italy.
Club / Team
Bolzano Nuoto [ITA] / GS Fiamme Oro [ITA]:
Name of coach
Oscar Bertone [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains up to six hours per day.
General Interest
Hobbies
Sailing, travel, snowboarding, skiing. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his brother. (salto.bz, 14 Jun 2017)
Milestones
He and his diving partner Elena Bertocchi became the first divers representing Italy to win gold in the mixed synchronised 3m springboard at the European championships when they claimed victory in 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; federnuoto.it, 13 Jun 2017)
Famous relatives
His brother Julian Verzotto has represented Italy in diving and competed in the men's synchronised 10m platform at the 2019 European Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2020; altoadige.it, 13 Jul 2018)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
In 2013 he co-founded Functional Gums. The company develops chewing gum products and is based in Bolzano, Italy. In 2020 the business was expanded and produced surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Instagram profile, 22 Aug 2021; noi.bz.it, 22 May 2020, 01 Jan 2018; functionalgums.co, 01 Jan 2020; altoadige.gelocal.it, 14 Nov 2013)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He was featured as the diver in the music video for 'Oxygen', a song by Italian singer Raf. (rio2016.coni.it, 21 Aug 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 313.10
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 346.20
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 259.62 
13 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 261.60 
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 277.35
11 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 291.54
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 359.35
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 299.28 
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 315.30 
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 362.55
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 355.10
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 386.25
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 342.15
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 361.86
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 362.90
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 323.46
7 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 379.85
3 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 358.92
2 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 276.48
22 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform 302.95
2 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform Synchro 282.60
1 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 280.86
2 2018 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 269.55
1 2018 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 281.46
1 2017 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 296.55
1 2017 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 303.12
2 2016 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 277.80
9 2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 394.00
2 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 276.30
10 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform 362.35
2 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 285.06
51 2014   10m Platform  
12 2014 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 289.00
35 2013   10m Platform  
16 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 360.65
12 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 372.80
13 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 356.20
5 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 369.96
42 2011   10m Platform  
5 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 352.38
4 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 375.75
36 2009   10m Platform  
8 2009 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 348.25
42 2008   10m Platform  
10 2008 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 325.50
42 2005   10m Platform  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 342.78
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 286.44
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard Synchro 274.62 
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 275.40
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 3m Springboard Synchro 268.05
3 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 299.58
1 2017 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard Synchro 287.88
9 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 424.05
2 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 308.70
4 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 304.62
10 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 394.20
6 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 389.28
5 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform Synchro 386.76
8 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 412.80
4 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 397.56 
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 371.28
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 386.67
Preliminary round 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 331.30
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 398.67
Preliminary Round 2008 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 330.70
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 285.12
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 296.25
7 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 282.93
5 2018 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 280.98
5 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 290.82
7 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 258.33
5 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 297.96
5 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 304.74
6 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 267.84
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 289.20
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 205.02
5 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 288.30
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 301.89
4 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 294.00
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 295.80
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 306.72
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 307.80
20 2015   10m Platform  
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 301.80
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 303.00
12 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 357.20
6 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 288.30
4 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 323.40
12 2014   10m Platform  
9 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 391.75
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 343.29
8 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 375.10
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 370.98
11 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 419.15
6 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 383.76
9 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 410.55
5 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 369.12
10 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 360.85
6 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 381.96
11 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 399.30
6 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 367.23