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Francesca DEIDDA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Italy   
Born16 Jan 1992 in Cagliari, ITA
Height1.64 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Partner Valerio Rizzo.
Rome, ITA
Police Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed watching the artistic swimmers at her swimming club and asked her mother if she could try the sport. "At the beginning it was just for fun, but over time I realised that I might have some talent. I fell in love with the sport because in the water I can express my whole self better than with words."
Club / Team
Promogest Coop Cagliari [ITA] / Fiamme Oro [ITA]:
Name of coach
Anna Abate [Promogest Coop Cagliari], ITA; Patrizia Giallombardo [national], ITA
Training Regime
On a typical day she has a gym session at 08:00 and then trains in the pool from 09:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:30.
General Interest
Travel. (nuotosardegna.it, 15 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Anna Abate. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
If the first routine goes well at a competition, she repeats the same warm-up she did for every routine at the same event. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The team is the most important thing, and we all have to pull in the same direction to achieve the best result. Creating relationships outside of the pool is important so we can know each other better and compete as if we are a single person." (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
Her partner Valerio Rizzo has represented Italy in water polo and competed at the 2009 and 2007 world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jun 2021; Instagram profile, 23 Jun 2021)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 183.381
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
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 91.700
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 89.246
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 90.566
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 89.733
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 88.052 
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 91.467 
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 89.550
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 90.550
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 89.751
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 92.133
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 92.233
3 2016 London, ENG Team Technical Routine 88.905
2 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 91.233
3 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 90.933
4 2014 Berlin, GER Team 175.996 
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team 90.530
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 90.440