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Rachele BRUNI
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born04 Nov 1990 in Florence, ITA
Height1.68 m
Weight 57 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Empoli, Italy.
Why this sport?
She was told she had to do some physical activity as a child. She was first enrolled in dance, and later she and her siblings were enrolled in swimming.
Club / Team
CS Esercito: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Fabrizio Antonelli [CS Esercito, national], ITA, from 2012
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Budapest, HUN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named European Open Water Female Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (gonews.it, 10 Jan 2020)
Other sports
She represented Italy in swimming at the 2008 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (raisport.rai.it, 14 Jul 2019)
Other information
BOOK
Her career as an athlete was featured in the book 'Volevo Solo Nuotare' [I Just Wanted to Swim] by author Luca Farinotti. The book belongs to a series named 'Italia Sul Podio' [Italy on the Podium], about the experiences of top Italian athletes. The book claimed the Bancarella Sport Award, a literary prize in Italy, in 2020. (nuoto.com, 12 May 2020; lanazione.it, 07 Jul 2020)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2008 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 16:47.17
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 57:58.7
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:54:49.9
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 53:58.9
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:00:18.3
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 54:31.0
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:58:27.9
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 55:49.4
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 56:48.1
31 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 2:00:03.2
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 54:34.0
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:00:42.2
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 58:00.5
10 2009 Rome, ITA 5 km 57:43.2
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 56:49.7
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10km 1:55:40.6
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 2:07:00.1
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 5km - Team Time Trial 55:59.3
5 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 58:56.3
6 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:56:11.9
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 1:00:56.9
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 5km - Team Time Trial 59:04.2
1 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 55:51.0
2 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:00:19.2
1 2011 Eilat, ISR 5km - Team Time Trial 56:12.4
9 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:04:12.7
2 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:55.6
1 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5 km 58:50.7
1 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5km - Team Time Trial 56:17.5
17 2006 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:02:28.6
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2020   10km  
6 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:56:43.9
1 2019   10km  
7 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:58:53.1
4 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:01:41.70
3 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 2:03:53.0
1 2019 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:03:56.40
2 2019 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:24:32.6
3 2019 Nantou, TPE 10km 2:02:40.2
2 2019 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:11:40.9
4 2019 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:04:06.93
2 2019 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:41:12.01
2 2018   10km  
2 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:00:25.7
3 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:05:54.70
5 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:58:35.60
9 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 2:02:31.4
2 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:05:25.2
9 2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:07:03.70
4 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:05:50.23
3 2017   10km  
5 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:52:37.3
4 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:02:14.8
9 2017 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:04:48.4
2 2017 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:06:14.52
5 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:37:30.9
1 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:37:36.28
2 2017 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:12:13.54
5 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:20.70
1 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:59:58.01
1 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:06:11
1 2015   10km  
1 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:07:31.8
4 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:38.92
6 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:05:29.00
1 2015 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:23:09.0
7 2015 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:03:52
1 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:05:24.45
1 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:02:58.35
4 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:12:40
5 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:04:11.6
15 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:03:08.7
3 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:09:39.70
57 2007   10km