Carlotta Ferlito

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Carlotta Ferlito
— Gymnast —
Carlotta Ferlito 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Carlotta Ferlito
Nickname(s) Carlo, Carly, Ferly
Country represented  Italy
Born (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 19)
Catania, Italy
Hometown Milano, Italy
Height 157 centimetres (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 50.5 kilograms (111 lb)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Centro Sportivo Esercito
Head coach(es) Claudia Ferrè and Paolo Bucci
Choreographer Tiziana Dipilato
Music "Singapore" (2008), The Hunt (2009), Standing In Motion (2010), Flamenko (2011), Fiesta Loca (2012), Moon Trance (2013) Americano (2013-2014)
World ranking 4 (CII All Around, 2013-14)

Carlotta Ferlito (born 15 February 1995) is an Italian artistic gymnast. Since starting her senior career in 2011, Ferlito has won two medals at the European Championships and represented her country at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal information[edit]

Carlotta Ferlito was born on 15 February 1995 in Catania, Sicily to Roberta Parasilti and Massimo Ferlito. She has an older brother, Gianpaolo, and an older sister, Ludovica.

She began gymnastics when she was six years old and in 2007 she moved to Lissone, near Milan, to train at GAL Lissone.[1]

Ferlito is a star of the reality television series Ginnaste - Vite Parallele on MTV Italy which follows the lives of seven elite gymnasts who train in Milan.[2]

Junior career[edit]

2009[edit]

In March, Ferlito competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed second in the all around competition with a score of 54.850.[3]

In December, Ferlito competed at Gymnasiade in Doha, Qatar. She placed sixth in the all around competition with a score of 53.950.[4] In event finals, she placed fifth on vault scoring 13.212, second on balance beam scoring 14.175, and fifth on floor scoring 13.675.[5][6]

2010[edit]

In March, Ferlito competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed tenth in the all around competition with a score of 54.500.[7]

At the end of April, Ferlito competed at the European Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She contributed an all around score of 53.725 toward the Italian team's third place finish and individually she placed eighth in the all around final with a score of 52.200. In event finals, she placed eighth on balance beam scoring 12.500.[8]

In August, Ferlito competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. She placed third in the all around final with a score of 55.350.[9] In event finals, she placed third on vault scoring 13.700, sixth on uneven bars scoring 12.725, second on balance beam scoring 14.850, and eighth on floor scoring 12.900.[10][11]

Senior career[edit]

2011[edit]

In March, Ferlito competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed fifth in the all around competition with a score of 55.600.[12]

In April, Ferlito competed at the European Championships in Berlin, Germany. She placed fifth in the all around final with a score of 55.825. In event finals, she placed second on balance beam scoring 14.500 and sixth on floor scoring 14.050.[13]

After four days of competition, Ferlito's Club "GAL Lissone" won Serie A1 Scudetto.[14]

In May, Ferlito competed at the Italian Championships in Meda, Italy. She placed second in the all around competition with a score of 56.350.[15] In event finals, she placed second on vault scoring 13.750, sixth on uneven bars scoring 11.800, first on balance beam scoring 14.800, and first on floor scoring 14.400.[16]

In October, Ferlito competed at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She contributed an all around score of 54.332 toward the Italian team's ninth place finish. This placement meant that Italy would have to compete again in January to determine if they would qualify a full team to the London Olympics. In the all around final, she placed fourteenth with a score of 55.082.[17]

2012[edit]

Ferlito performing on balance beam at the London Olympics on 29 July 2012

In January, Ferlito competed at the London Prepares series in London, United Kingdom. She contributed scores of 14.066 on vault, 13.433 on uneven bars, 14.533 on balance beam, and 14.100 on floor toward the Italian team's first place finish which meant that they qualified a full team to the London Olympics.[18] In event finals, she placed first on balance beam scoring 14.500 and fifth on floor scoring 13.966.[19]

In March, Ferlito competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed eighth in the all around competition with a score of 56.550.[20]

After four days of competition, Carlotta's Club "GAL Lissone" won twice Serie A1 Scudetto in a row.[21]

In May, Ferlito competed at the European Championships in Brussels, Belgium. She contributed scores of 14.166 on vault, 14.900 on balance beam, and 13.900 on floor towards the Italian team's third place finish.[22]

In June, Ferlito joined the Centro Sportivo Esercito.[23]

Later in June, Ferlito competed at the Italian Championships in Catania, Italy. She placed second in the all around competition with a score of 55.950.[24] In event finals, she placed fourth on uneven bars scoring 13.500, first on balance beam scoring 14.900, and fourth on floor scoring 13.200.[25]

London Olympics[edit]

At the end of July, Ferlito competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. In qualifications, she placed twentieth with a score of 55.500. In the team final, she contributed scores of 14.300 on vault, 14.366 on balance beam, and 14.100 on floor toward the Italian team's seventh place finish. In the all around final, she placed twenty-first with a score of 55.098.[26]

2013[edit]

Ferlito performing on balance beam at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp on 6 October 2013

At the 2013 European Championships in Moscow on 18 April, Ferlito placed third in the balance beam qualification with a score of 14.200, and seventh in the floor exercise qualification with a score of 13.800.[27] On 21 April, she finished fourth in the balance beam final with a score of 14.066, and fifth in the floor exercise final with a score of 14.216.[28]

In October, Ferlito competed at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. In qualifications, she placed 14th in the all-around with a total score of 54.948.[29] In event finals, Ferlito finished 11th in the all-around with a total score of 55.399, and fifth on balance beam with a score of 14.283.[30][31]

American gymnast Simone Biles, who is African-American, won the bronze medal on balance beam. In a video interview after the event, Ferlito said, "I told (teammate Vanessa Ferrari) that next time we should also paint our skin black so then we can win, too." The comment was regarded as racist, and Ferlito later apologized on Twitter.[32]

2014[edit]

Carlotta competed in the 2014 American Cup. She finished in 8th with an all-around score of 53.632. [33]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ginnaste - Vite Parallele" (in Italian). MTV Italy. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Minguillón, Albert (14 March 2009). "Parolari, Racea Score Victories in Jesolo". Jesolo, Italy: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Turner, Amanda (9 December 2009). "Mustafina Wins Gymnasiade All-Around". Doha, Qatar: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Turner, Amanda (11 December 2009). "Russia, Sasaki Win More Gold in Doha". Doha, Qatar: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
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  16. ^ Turner, Amanda (29 May 2011). "Ferlito, Pozzo Take Two as Italian Nationals End". Meda, Italy: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Padova - La Ferlito trascina la GAL all'11° scudetto.". 
  22. ^ "Women's Artistic Gymnastics European Championships Results Book" (PDF). Brussels, Belgium: European Union of Gymnastics. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "IL CSOE SI RINFORZA". 
  24. ^ Turner, Amanda (16 June 2012). "Ferrari, Pozzo Claim Sixth Titles in Catania". Catania, Italy: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  25. ^ Turner, Amanda (17 June 2012). "Ferrari, Pozzo Win Again as Italian Nationals End". Catania, Italy: International Gymnast Magazine Online. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "London 2012 Gymnastics Artistic Results Book" (PDF). London, United Kingdom: Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  27. ^ Amanda Turner (18 Apr 2013), Iordache Tops Women's Qualification at Europeans, International Gymnast Magazine Online, retrieved 21 May 2013 
  28. ^ Amanda Turner (21 Apr 2013), Russians Rule as Moscow Europeans End, International Gymnast Magazine Online, retrieved 21 May 2013 
  29. ^ 44th ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Antwerp (BEL) Women's Qualification Individual Results, International Gymnast Magazine, 1 Oct 2013, retrieved 9 Oct 2013 
  30. ^ "All-Around Results". fedintgym.com. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  31. ^ "Balance Beam Results". fedintgym.com. October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  32. ^ Whiteside, Kelly. "Race remark 'out of line,' parent of world champ says". usatoday.com. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  33. ^ https://usagym.org/PDFs/Results/americancup_results_2014.pdf

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