< back
Giovanni TOCCI
Sport Diving
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born31 Aug 1994 in Cosenza, ITA
Height1.75 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Ilenia
Residence
Rende, ITA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Cultural Studies, Language Studies - University of Calabria [Unical]: Rende, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age six in Cosenza, Italy. "I participated in my first national competition at age eight."
Why this sport?
"I did not like swimming and wanted to try diving. I started swimming at age four because my parents wanted me to learn how to swim. After two years, I asked to be allowed to try some dives. I saw the boys throw themselves off the diving boards and platforms, and they made me very curious. After a sort of audition, my first coach Gaetano Aceti added me to the team."
Club / Team
Cosenza Nuoto [ITA] / CS Esercito [ITA]:
Name of coach
Oscar Bertone [national], ITA; Gaetano Aceti; Lyubov Barsukova
Training Regime
He trains at the Acqua Acetosa Olympic Training Centre in Rome, Italy.
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Nicknames
Gio (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Spearfishing. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 1m springboard at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
Italian diver Tania Cagnotto. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Italian diver Andrea Chiarabini. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In 2021 he was out of competition for one month due to a broken finger. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)

In 2020 he was out of action for four months with an ankle injury. (cosenzapost.it, 13 May 2021)

In 2012 he was unable to compete for a year because of a shoulder injury. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)

In 2010 he missed four months of training with an elbow injury. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He usually listens to music ahead of competitions to try to relax. (gqitalia.it,13 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To become a diving coach. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2021)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2017 he appeared on the Italian television show 'Dance, Dance, Dance', partnering fellow Italian diver Tania Cagnotto. (chi-e.com, 17 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 388.05
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 363.20
12 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 344.25
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro  
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 444.25
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 388.05
Final 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Event 342.90
16 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 348.80 
9 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 402.00
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 362.88
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2021 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 332.30
1 2021 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 369.27
6 2019 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 318.20
2 2019 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 351.33
4 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 399.75
10 2019 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 270.84
14 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 3m Springboard 340.80
5 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 362.67
4 2018 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 381.05
7 2018 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 360.15
17 2018 Calgary, AB, CAN 3m Springboard 343.80
6 2018 Calgary, AB, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 352.14
17 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 320.30
3 2017 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 384.85
5 2017 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 293.22
10 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 378.05
3 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 364.23
6 2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 340.14
9 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 341.85
2 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 395.97
10 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 353.25
17 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 346.20
5 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 344.91
16 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 366.15
6 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 338.55
9 2014 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 319.95
9 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 340.02
9 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 340.02
13 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 394.10
5 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 369.48
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2021 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 379.15
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 402.50
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro  
10 2019 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard 366.80
10 2019 Kiev, UKR 1m Springboard 330.60
5 2019 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard Synchro 371.97
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1m Springboard 401.10
Preliminary Round 2018 Glasgow, SCO 3m Springboard 303.90
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Event 324.40
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 3m Springboard Synchro 371.07
5 2017 Kiev, UKR 1m Springboard 376.95
6 2017 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard 418.80
6 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard 432.30
2 2016 London, ENG 1m Springboard 414.30
5 2015 Rostock, GER 1m Springboard 385.60
6 2014 Berlin, GER 1m Springboard 391.40
12 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard 365.85
4 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 400.59
5 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 366.06
9 2012 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 334.50
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 281.76
6 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 363.75