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Domiziana CAVANNA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Italy   
Born09 Nov 1995 in Pietra Ligure, ITA
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Savona, ITA
Police Athlete
French, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five in Savona, Italy.
Why this sport?
"When I was five, my mother realised there was a free synchronised swimming course at the Savona swimming pool. She decided to sign me up. After two weeks of free training I decided to keep on going. I got passionate about the sport and haven't stopped since."
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro [ITA] / Rari Nantes Savona [ITA]:
Name of coach
Benedetta Parisella [Rari Nantes Savona]; Patrizia Giallombardo [national], ITA; Anastasia Ermakova
General Interest
Music. (tokyo2020.coni.it, 01 Jan 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, winning silver in team highlight at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, and silver in free routine combination at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jun 2021; ecodisavona.it, 29 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (ecodisavona.it, 29 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We don't win because we are stronger. We win because we are a group." (Facebook page, 23 Jun 2021)
Awards and honours
She received an acknowledgement from the council of the Liguria region in Italy in recognition of her performance at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (riviera24.it, 04 Sep 2019)
She was a member of the first Italian artistic swimming team to win a medal in a team event at the world championships, following their silver medal in team highlight at the 2019 edition in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2020; insidesynchro.org, 01 May 2020)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 11 Jun 2021)
Other information
She aspires to work as an artistic swimming coach once her competitive career is over. "Many people have told me that they see me as a future coach. That would be a beautiful chance to transmit to the following generations all that I have learnt through the years. My dream would be to graduate in physiotherapy but I will take it up once I retire." (nazionaliditalia.it, 22 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 91.733 
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 91.466
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 91.666
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 90.761
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 92.600
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 90.355
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine