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Martina GRIMALDI
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born28 Sep 1988 in Bologna, ITA
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Angelo Buttelli, twins Matilde and Vasco
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Police Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Statistics - University of Bologna: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at around age three and entered her first competition at around age nine. She got involved in open water swimming in 2005.
Why this sport?
She loved being in the water.
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro Napoli [ITA] / Circolo Nuoto UISP [ITA]:
Name of coach
Luca Piscopo [Fiamme Oro], ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time with friends. (bolognatoday.it, 08 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10km event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sportfair.it, 14 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like the sea and the lake because they allow me to be surrounded by nature. It is as if I were isolated but in the midst of a pit of people." (sportfair.it, 14 May 2021)
Awards and honours
In March 2018 she was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame [IMSHOF]. (oasport.it, 31 Mar 2018)

She was named the 2013 Female European Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (swimswam.com, 02 Dec 2013)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle  DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:23:54.6
11 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 59:16.0
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 56:46.3
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 5:07:19.7
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:58:24.9
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:01:59.9
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 25km 5:29:36.2
3 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:01:38.6
7 2009 Rome, ITA 25km 5:49:36.7
16 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 5km 1:00:58.4
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2018 Glasgow, SCO 25km 5:28:47.9
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 25km 5:26:47.8
1 2014 Berlin, GER 25km 5:19:14.1
10 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:56:21.9
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:12:23.3
3 2012 Piombino, ITA 25km 5:31:34.6
1 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:00:18.6
  2011 Eilat, ISR 25km  DSQ
9 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:01:30.8
3 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 25km 5:48:30.8
2 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 2:00:31.4
4 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 25km 5:39:18.0
6 2006 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:01:53.9
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
61 2018   10km  
19 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:08:34.28
11 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:24.80
17 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:48:47.01
5 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:04:23.49
1 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:12:37
3 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:04:00.7
2 2013   10km  
2 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:02:57.8
1 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:09:39.20
3 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:09:19.04
1 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:22:23.94
7 2010 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:10:50.35
2 2010 Santos, BRA 10km 2:16:50.93
1 2010 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:16:31.5
4 2009 Santos, BRA 10km 2:10:01.54
3 2008 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:56:32.44
8 2008 Santos, BRA 10km 2:04:31.07
6 2007   10km  
1 2007 Vienna, AUT 10km 2:02:45.70