Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Italy at the Olympic Games

Flag of Italy
IOC code  ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (Italian)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 344 in 22 sports
Flag bearer Antonio Rossi (opening)
Clemente Russo (closing)
Medals
Rank: 9
Gold
8
Silver
9
Bronze
10
Total
27
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Italy competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, China. The country sent a delegation of 344 athletes to compete.[citation needed]

Medalists[edit]

Archery[edit]

At the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships, Italy's men's team placed fifth and its women's team placed fourth. This qualified the nation to send full teams of three men and three women to the Olympics.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ilario Di Buò Individual 670 9  Bulíř (CZE) (56)
W 111–100
 Wunderle (USA) (41)
L 108 (17)–108 (19)
Did not advance
Marco Galiazzo 667 12  Dall (DEN) (53)
W 114–97
 Wills (GBR) (21)
L 110–109
Did not advance
Mauro Nespoli 649 44  Wills (GBR) (21)
L 99–103
Did not advance
Ilario Di Buò
Marco Galiazzo
Mauro Nespoli
Team 1986 6 N/A  Canada (CAN) (11)
W 219–217
 Malaysia (MAS) (3)
W 218–213
 Ukraine (UKR) (2)
W 223–221
 South Korea (KOR) (1)
L 227–225
2nd
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Pia Lionetti Individual 613 51  Schuh (FRA) (14)
L 107–112
Did not advance
Elena Tonetta 595 55  Rendón (COL) (10)
L 106 (9)–106 (10)
Did not advance
Natalia Valeeva 634 30  Bannova (KAZ) (35)
W 107–105
 Joo H-J (KOR) (3)
L 108–110
Did not advance
Pia Lionetti
Elena Tonetta
Natalia Valeeva
Team 1842 9 N/A  Chinese Taipei (TPE) (8)
W 215–211
 South Korea (KOR) (1)
L 231–217
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Simone Collio 100 m 10.32 3 Q 10.33 7 Did not advance
Fabio Cerutti 10.49 5 Did not advance
Claudio Licciardello 400 m 45.25 3 Q N/A 45.64 8 Did not advance
Christian Obrist 1500 m 3:35.91 4 Q N/A 3:37.47 4 Q 3:39.87 11
Matteo Villani 3000 m steeplechase DNF N/A Did not advance
Fabio Cerutti
Simone Collio
Emanuele Di Gregorio
Jacques Riparelli
4×100 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Ottaviano Andriani Marathon N/A 2:16:10 23
Stefano Baldini N/A 2:13:25 12
Ruggero Pertile N/A 2:13:39 15
Ivano Brugnetti 20 km walk N/A 1:19:51 5
Jean-Jacques Nkouloukidi N/A 1:26:53 37
Giorgio Rubino N/A 1:22:11 18
Diego Cafagna 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Marco De Luca N/A 3:54:47 19
Alex Schwazer N/A 3:37:09 OR 1st
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andrew Howe Long jump 7.81 20 Did not advance
Fabrizio Donato Triple jump 16.70 21 Did not advance
Andrea Bettinelli High jump 2.25 16 Did not advance
Filippo Campioli 2.25 =9 Q 2.20 =10
Alessandro Talotti 2.20 19 Did not advance
Giuseppe Gibilisco Pole vault 5.65 13 q NM
Hannes Kirchler Discus throw 56.44 32 Did not advance
Marco Lingua Hammer throw NM Did not advance
Nicola Vizzoni 75.01 13 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anita Pistone 100 m 11.43 2 Q 11.56 6 Did not advance
Vincenza Calì 200 m 23.44 6 q 23.56 7 Did not advance
Libania Grenot 400 m 50.87 NR 1 Q N/A 50.83 NR 5 Did not advance
Elisa Cusma 800 m 2:00.24 5 q N/A 1:59.52 5 Did not advance
Silvia Weissteiner 5000 m 15:23.45 10 N/A Did not advance
Micol Cattaneo 100 m hurdles 13.13 5 N/A Did not advance
Elena Romagnolo 3000 m steeplechase 9:27.48 5 q N/A 9:30.04 11
Bruna Genovese Marathon N/A 2:31:31 17
Anna Incerti N/A 2:30:55 14
Vincenza Sicari N/A 2:33:31 29
Elisa Rigaudo 20 km walk N/A 1:27:12 3rd
Audrey Alloh
Giulia Arcioni
Vincenza Calì
Anita Pistone
4×100 m relay DSQ N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Magdelin Martinez Triple jump 13.70 21 Did not advance
Antonietta Di Martino High jump 1.93 =5 q 1.93 =10
Assunta Legnante Shot put 18.74 19 Did not advance
Chiara Rosa 18.74 9 Q 18.22 13
Zahra Bani Javelin throw NM Did not advance
Clarissa Claretti Hammer throw 71.82 5 Q 71.33 7
Silvia Salis 62.28 22 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Agnese Allegrini Women's singles  Griga (UKR)
L 15–21, 11–21
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vincenzo Picardi Flyweight  Chiyanika (ZAM)
W 10–3
 Payano (DOM)
W 8–4
 Cherif (TUN)
W 7–5
 Jongjohor (THA)
L 1–7
Did not advance 3rd
Vittorio Parrinello Bantamweight BYE  Petchkoom (THA)
L 1–12
Did not advance
Alessio di Savino Featherweight  Williams (USA)
L 1–9
Did not advance
Domenico Valentino Lightweight  Tamsamani (MAR)
W 15–4
 Ugás (CUB)
L 2–10
Did not advance
Clemente Russo Heavyweight N/A  Zuyeu (BLR)
W 7–1
 Usyk (UKR)
W 7–4
 Wilder (USA)
W 7–1
 Chakhkiev (RUS)
L 2–4
2nd
Roberto Cammarelle Super heavyweight N/A  Tomasović (CRO)
W 13–1
 Rivas (COL)
W 9–5
 Price (GBR)
W RSC
 Zhang Zl (CHN)
W RSC
1st

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Daniele Molmenti Men's K-1 85.13 5 83.46 3 168.59 3 Q 88.56 8 Q 142.37 10 230.93 10
Andrea Benetti
Erik Masoero
Men's C-2 100.08 9 102.20 9 202.28 8 Q 103.64 6 Q 100.48 5 204.12 5
Maria Cristina Giai Pron Women's K-1 102.75 9 100.95 9 203.70 9 Q 104.52 5 Q 251.26 10 355.78 10

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Michele Zerial K-1 500 m 1:36.950 3 QS 1:42.931 4 Did not advance
Andrea Facchin
Antonio Scaduto
K-2 500 m 1:30.240 3 QF BYE 1:31.934 9
K-2 1000 m 3:18.897 3 QF BYE 3:14.750 3rd
Franco Benedini
Luca Piemonte
Alberto Ricchetti
Antonio Rossi
K-4 1000 m 2:58.627 2 QF BYE 2:57.626 4
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Josefa Idem K-1 500 m 1:48.864 1 QF BYE 1:50.677 2nd
Stefania Cicali
Fabiana Sgroi
K-2 500 m 1:47.018 6 QS 1:46.163 6 Did not advance
Stefania Cicali
Alice Fagioli
Alessandra Galiotto
Fabiana Sgroi
K-4 500 m 1:37.436 4 QS 1:37.887 3 Q 1:36.770 8

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Davide Rebellin won the silver medal in the men's road race, but was stripped of that medal, as he tested positive for CERA after the event.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Paolo Bettini Road race 6:24:24 18
Marzio Bruseghin Road race 6:34:26 63
Time trial 1:06:20 22
Vincenzo Nibali Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:05:36 15
Franco Pellizotti Road race 6:31:06 50
Davide Rebellin 6:23:49 DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Noemi Cantele Road race 3:32:45 15
Vera Carrara Did not finish
Tatiana Guderzo Road race 3:32:24 3rd
Time trial 36:37.97 12

Track[edit]

Italy had qualified places for the men's keirin, sprint, madison and points race.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Roberto Chiappa Men's sprint 10.314
69.808
8 Q  Watanabe (JPN)
W 10.786
66.753
 Bourgain (FRA)
L
 Awang (MAS)
 Nimke (GER)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
 Nimke (GER)
 Bayley (AUS)
 Watanabe (JPN)
L
10
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Finals
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Roberto Chiappa Men's keirin 6 R 5 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Angelo Ciccone Men's points race 8 0 13
Vera Carrara Women's points race 1 0 14
Angelo Ciccone
Fabio Masotti
Men's madison 0 −3 14

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Marco Aurelio Fontana Men's cross-country 1:59:59 5
Yader Zoli LAP (1 lap) 30
Eva Lechner Women's cross-country 1:58:22 16

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Manuel de Vecchi Men's BMX 36.351 10 11 3 Q 20 8 Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Nicola Marconi 3 m springboard 430.90 18 Q 444.55 14 Did not advance
Tommaso Marconi 360.15 28 Did not advance
Francesco Dell'Uomo 10 m platform 388.80 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tania Cagnotto 3 m springboard 332.90 6 Q 332.40 5 Q 349.20 5
Maria Marconi 286.10 14 Q 277.50 17 Did not advance
Tania Cagnotto 10 m platform 328.30 11 Q 296.60 13 Did not advance
Valentina Marocchi 313.05 15 Q 283.15 15 Did not advance
Noemi Batki
Francesca Dallapè
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 296.70 6

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Pierluigi Sangiorgi Flourian Individual 61.875 37 Did not advance

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Susanna Bordone Ava Individual 37.80 8 28.80 66.60 21 20.00 86.60 26 Q 14.00 100.60 23 100.60 23
Stefano Brecciaroli Cappa Hill 50.00 # 33 62.00 112.00 # 46 4.00 116.00 # 41 Did not advance 116.00 40
Fabio Magni Southern King V 49.60 31 70.00 119.60 # 50 0.00 119.60 # 42 Did not advance 119.60 41
Vittoria Panizzon Rock Model 50.60 # 35 18.40 69.00 25 0.00 69.00 17 Q 8.00 77.00 16 77.00 16
Roberto Rotatori Irham De Viages 40.00 12 22.80 62.80 17 28.00 90.80 30 Did not advance 90.80 29
Susanna Bordone
Stefano Brecciaroli
Fabio Magni
Vittoria Panizzon
Roberto Rotatori
See above Team 127.40 5 71.00 198.40 4 48.00 246.40 6 N/A 246.40 6

# - Indicates that points do not count in team total

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Diego Confalonieri Individual épée BYE  Motyka (POL)
W 15–10
 Imre (HUN)
W 15–9
 Abajo (ESP)
L 13–14
Did not advance
Alfredo Rota BYE  Boczko (HUN)
L 10–11
Did not advance
Matteo Tagliariol BYE  Torkildsen (NOR)
W 15–10
 Robeiri (FRA)
W 15–11
 Verwijlen (NED)
W 15–11
 Abajo (ESP)
W 15–12
 Jeannet (FRA)
W 15–9
1st
Stefano Carozzo
Diego Confalonieri
Alfredo Rota
Matteo Tagliariol
Team épée N/A BYE  South Korea (KOR)
W 45–37
 France (FRA)
L 39–45
 China (CHN)
W 45–35
3rd
Andrea Cassarà Individual foil N/A BYE  Schlosser (AUT)
W 15–8
 Zhu J (CHN)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Salvatore Sanzo N/A BYE  McGuire (CAN)
W 15–3
 Le Pechoux (FRA)
W 10–9
 Ota (JPN)
L 14–15
 Zhu J (CHN)
W 15–14
3rd
Aldo Montano Individual sabre BYE  Beaudry (CAN)
W 15–4
 Pina (ESP)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Diego Occhiuzzi BYE  Pina (ESP)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Luigi Tarantino BYE  Agresta (BRA)
W 15–8
 Sanson (FRA)
W 15–7
 Zhong M (CHN)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Aldo Montano
Diego Occhiuzzi
Giampiero Pastore
Luigi Tarantino
Team sabre N/A  Belarus (BLR)
W 45–39
 France (FRA)
L 41–45
 Russia (RUS)
W 45–44
3rd
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Margherita Granbassi Individual foil BYE  Angad-Gaur (NED)
W 11–6
 Nikichina (RUS)
W 11–4
 Lamonova (RUS)
W 12–7
 Vezzali (ITA)
L 3–12
 Trillini (ITA)
W 15–12
3rd
Giovanna Trillini BYE  Compañy (CUB)
W 15–7
 Shanaeva (RUS)
W 15–3
 Wächter (GER)
W 15–8
 Nam H-H (KOR)
L 10–15
 Granbassi (ITA)
L 12–15
4
Valentina Vezzali BYE  Mroczkiewicz (POL)
W 15–3
 Zhang L (CHN)
W 10–7
 Knapek (HUN)
W 15–3
 Granbassi (ITA)
W 12–3
 Nam H-H (KOR)
W 6–5
1st
Margherita Granbassi
Ilaria Salvatori
Giovanna Trillini
Valentina Vezzali
Team foil N/A  China (CHN)
W 37–24
 Russia (RUS)
L 21–22
 Hungary (HUN)
W 32–23
3rd
Ilaria Bianco Individual sabre BYE  Huang Hy (CHN)
W 15–12
 Velikaya (RUS)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Gioia Marzocca BYE  Kharlan (UKR)
L 8–15
Did not advance

Football (soccer)[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Italy squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Head coach: Pierluigi Casiraghi

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Emiliano Viviano (1985-12-01)1 December 1985 (aged 22) 30 0 Italy Brescia
2 2DF Marco Motta (1986-05-14)14 May 1986 (aged 22) 52 6 Italy Udinese
3 2DF Paolo De Ceglie (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 21) 13 2 Italy Juventus
4 3MF Antonio Nocerino (c) (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 23) 39 0 Italy Palermo
5 3MF Luca Cigarini (1986-06-20)20 June 1986 (aged 22) 21 1 Italy Parma
6 2DF Domenico Criscito (1986-12-30)30 December 1986 (aged 21) 34 3 Italy Genoa
7 3MF Riccardo Montolivo (1985-01-18)18 January 1985 (aged 23) 35 4 Italy Fiorentina
8 3MF Claudio Marchisio (1986-01-19)19 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 1 Italy Juventus
9 4FW Tommaso Rocchi* (1977-09-19)19 September 1977 (aged 30) 18 7 Italy Lazio
10 4FW Sebastian Giovinco (1987-01-26)26 January 1987 (aged 21) 37 7 Italy Juventus
11 4FW Giuseppe Rossi (1987-02-01)1 February 1987 (aged 21) 38 15 Spain Villarreal
12 3MF Daniele Dessena (1987-05-10)10 May 1987 (aged 21) 22 6 Italy Sampdoria
13 2DF Andrea Coda (1985-04-25)25 April 1985 (aged 23) 44 1 Italy Udinese
14 4FW Robert Acquafresca (1987-09-11)11 September 1987 (aged 20) 22 8 Italy Cagliari
15 2DF Salvatore Bocchetti (1986-11-30)30 November 1986 (aged 21) 6 0 Italy Genoa
16 2DF Lorenzo De Silvestri (1988-05-23)23 May 1988 (aged 20) 50 23 Italy Lazio
17 4FW Ignazio Abate (1986-11-12)12 November 1986 (aged 21) 17 2 Italy Torino
18 1GK Andrea Consigli (1987-01-27)27 January 1987 (aged 21) 41 0 Italy Atalanta
20 3MF Antonio Candreva[n 1] (1987-02-28)28 February 1987 (aged 21) 28 1 Italy Livorno
21 3MF Andrea Russotto[n 2] (1988-03-25)25 March 1988 (aged 20) 44 11 Italy Napoli

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Claudio Marchisio who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Tommaso Rocchi who was injured during the competition
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Italy 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Honduras 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
7 August 2008
17:00
v
Honduras  0–3  Italy
Report Giovinco Goal 41'
Rossi Goal 45' (pen.)
Acquafresca Goal 52' (pen.)
10 August 2008
19:45
v
Italy  3–0  South Korea
Rossi Goal 15'
Rocchi Goal 32'
Montolivo Goal 90'
Report
13 August 2008
17:00
v
Cameroon  0–0  Italy
Report
Quarterfinal
16 August 2008
18:00
v
Italy  2–3  Belgium
Rossi Goal 18' (pen.)74' (pen.) Report Dembélé Goal 23'79'
Mirallas Goal 45+2'

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Matteo Angioletti Team 14.250 N/A 15.625 16.500 N/A 13.575 N/A Did not advance
Alberto Busnari 13.525 15.125 N/A 14.625 14.375 N/A
Igor Cassina N/A 13.800 N/A 14.125 16.000 Q N/A
Andrea Coppolino 14.025 12.925 15.975 Q 14.825 13.675 N/A
Matteo Morandi 14.175 13.700 16.025 Q 16.100 13.725 13.850 87.575 31
Enrico Pozzo 14.800 14.325 14.250 15.700 14.750 14.850 88.675 26 Q
Total 63.125 57.250 56.950 61.875 57.225 59.075 355.500 12
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Igor Cassina Horizontal bar N/A 15.675 15.675 4
Andrea Coppolino Rings N/A 16.225 N/A 16.225 4
Matteo Morandi N/A 16.200 N/A 16.200 6
Enrico Pozzo All-around 15.250 14.625 13.850 15.600 14.600 15.450 89.375 19
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Francesca Benolli Team 13.600 15.075 14.475 13.850 57.000 35 Did not advance
Monica Bergamelli N/A 13.900 N/A 14.350 N/A
Vanessa Ferrari 14.650 14.825 14.050 14.775 58.300 21 Q
Carlotta Giovannini 13.575 15.100 Q 14.475 13.900 57.050 34
Federica Macrì 13.800 N/A 13.550 N/A
Lia Parolari 14.575 14.075 14.375 15.175 58.200 23 Q
Total 56.625 59.075 57.375 58.200 231.275 10
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB
Vanessa Ferrari All-around 13.950 14.700 15.200 15.600 59.450 11
Carlotta Giovannini Vault N/A 14.550 N/A 14.550 6
Lia Parolari All-around 14.500 13.950 15.350 15.125 58.925 14

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank 5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank
Elisa Blanchi
Fabrizia D'Ottavio
Marinella Falca
Daniela Masseroni
Elisa Santoni
Anzhelika Savrayuk
Team 17.150 17.375 34.525 4 Q 17.000 17.425 34.425 4

Trampoline[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Flavio Cannone Men's 66.50 14 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Giovanni Casale −66 kg BYE  Novoa (CHI)
W 1000–0000
 Pak C-M (PRK)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance  Nurmuhammedow (TKM)
W 0012–0000
 Dias (POR)
W 1001–0001
 Gadanov (RUS)
L 0010–1002
Did not advance
Giuseppe Maddaloni −81 kg BYE  Brenes (PUR)
W 0020–0001
 Elmont (NED)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance  Nyamkhüü (MGL)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Roberto Meloni −90 kg N/A  Borodavko (LAT)
W 0100–0010
 Dafreville (FRA)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance  González (CUB)
W 1001–0001
 Santos (BRA)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Paolo Bianchessi +100 kg BYE  Ishii (JPN)
L 0000–1011
Did not advance  El Shehaby (EGY)
W 0010–0000
 Tmenov (RUS)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Giulia Quintavalle −57 kg  Bönisch (GER)
W 0101–0001
 Khishigbat (MGL)
W 1010–0001
 Harel (FRA)
W 0010–0001
 Pekli (AUS)
W 0010–0002
BYE  Gravenstijn (NED)
W 0011–0001
1st
Ylenia Scapin −70 kg BYE  Jacques (BEL)
W 0010–0000
 Hernández (CUB)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance BYE  Alvear (COL)
L 0010–1000
Did not advance
Lucia Morico −78 kg BYE  Nakazawa (JPN)
W 0010–0001
 San Miguel (ESP)
L 0011–0220
Did not advance BYE  Silva (BRA)
L 0000–1101
Did not advance
Michela Torrenti +78 kg  Shepherd (AUS)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Nicola Benedetti Men's 183 14 1132 16–19 21 784 2:15.10 34 1180 144 16 1056 9:12.77 3 1192 5344 14
Andrea Valentini 182 16 1120 18–17 13 832 2:11.70 33 1220 228 22 972 9:24.82 12 1144 5288 17
Sara Bertoli Women's 174 27 1024 13–22 =29 712 2:21.92 23 1220 328 34 872 10:48.46 17 1128 4956 32
Claudia Corsini 184 8 1144 14–21 28 736 2:19.22 18 1252 84 17 1116 10:40.01 12 1160 5408 14

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Giuseppe De Vita
Raffaello Leonardo
Pair 6:51:01 2 SA/B BYE 6:47:30 5 FB 7:04:91 11
Elia Luini
Marcello Miani
Lightweight double sculls 6:16:16 1 SA/B BYE 6:31:16 2 FA 6:16:15 4
Lorenzo Carboncini
Carlo Mornati
Niccolo Mornati
Alessio Sartori
Four 6:02:84 2 SA/B BYE 6:05:21 6 FB 6:08:77 11
Luca Agamennoni
Rossano Galtarossa
Simone Raineri
Simone Venier
Quadruple sculls 5:36:42 2 SA/B BYE 5:51:20 1 FA 5:43:57 2nd
Catello Amarante
Salvatore Amitrano
Bruno Mascarenhas
Jiri Vlcek
Lightweight four 5:54:12 3 SA/B BYE 6:14:73 5 FB 6:03:12 7
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gabriella Bascelli Single sculls 7:43:67 1 QF N/A 7:36:68 3 SA/B 7:42:10 4 FB 7:48:91 8
Elisabetta Sancassani
Laura Schiavone
Double sculls 7:30:25 5 R 7:08:00 4 FB N/A 7:29:22 10

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Fabian Heidegger RS:X 14 12 8 17 18 13 18 24 21 17 EL 138 20
Diego Romero Laser 6 3 5 36 10 15 11 9 10 CAN 6 75 3rd
Andrea Trani
Gabria Zandona'
470 10 4 7 7 2 21 19 6 29 5 10 91 6
Diego Negri
Luigi Viale
Star 13 8 12 7 11 7 7 6 13 5 16 92 10
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Alessandra Sensini RS:X 6 2 9 1 28 3 2 2 5 8 2 40 2nd
Larissa Nevierov Laser Radial 17 15 22 9 11 13 16 24 21 CAN EL 124 19
Giulia Conti
Giovanna Micol
470 14 7 6 3 6 11 4 19 12 6 6 75 5
Chiara Calligaris
Giulia Pignolo
Francesca Scognamillo
Yngling 15 14 13 9 8 9 7 14 CAN CAN EL 74 15
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Giorgio Poggi Finn 17 7 14 21 6 12 9 9 CAN CAN N/A EL 74 11
Gianfranco Sibello
Pietro Sibello
49er 3 9 1 1 6 9 3 8 12 17 3 3 CAN CAN CAN 8 66 4
Edoardo Bianchi
Francesco Marcolini
Tornado 15 9 4 2 8 4 6 11 8 6 N/A 16 74 7

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Mauro Badaracchi 10 m air pistol 571 40 Did not advance
Andrea Benelli Skeet 113 24 Did not advance
Francesco Bruno 50 m pistol 554 19 Did not advance
Niccolo Campriani 10 m air rifle 594 12 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 588 38 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1153 39 Did not advance
Francesco D'Aniello Double trap 141 2 Q 187 2nd
Marco De Nicolo 10 m air rifle 592 20 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 593 15 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1169 9 Did not advance
Daniele Di Spigno Double trap 135 10 Did not advance
Vigilio Fait 10 m air pistol 580 9 Did not advance
50 m pistol 551 28 Did not advance
Ennio Falco Skeet 117 14 Did not advance
Erminio Frasca Trap 120 3 Q 140 S/O 1 6
Giovanni Pellielo 120 4 Q 143 2nd
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Chiara Cainero Skeet 72 OR 1 Q 93 1st
Maura Genovesi 10 m air pistol 378 28 Did not advance
25 m pistol 286 32 Did not advance
Valentina Turisini 10 m air rifle 393 28 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 579 15 Did not advance
Deborah Gelisio Trap 66 7 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

[1]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mattia Aversa 200 m backstroke 2:00.25 25 Did not advance
Niccolò Beni 200 m butterfly 1:56.99 20 Did not advance
Alessio Boggiatto 200 m individual medley 1:58.80 7 Q 1:59.77 12 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:10.68 6 Q N/A 4:12:16 4
Emiliano Brembilla 200 m freestyle 1:47.04 9 Q 1:47.70 11 Did not advance
Paolo Bossini 200 m breaststroke 2:08.98 2 Q 2:09.95 7 Q 2:11.48 8
Alessandro Calvi 50 m freestyle 22.50 28 Did not advance
Federico Colbertaldo 400 m freestyle 3:45.28 11 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:51.44 10 N/A Did not advance
Mirco di Tora 100 m backstroke 54.39 4 Q 54.92 15 Did not advance
Loris Facci 200 m breaststroke 2:09.12 3 Q 2:09.75 6 Q 2:10.57 7
Damiano Lestingi 200 m backstroke 1:58.53 11 Q 1:58.25 11 Did not advance
Filippo Magnini 100 m freestyle 48.30 10 Q 48.11 9 Did not advance
Luca Marin 400 m individual medley 4:10.22 3 Q N/A 4:12.47 5
Mattia Nalesso 100 m butterfly DNF Did not advance
Samuel Pizzetti 1500 m freestyle 15:07.02 17 N/A Did not advance
Massimiliano Rosolino 200 m freestyle 1:48.76 28 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:45.57 13 N/A Did not advance
Alessandro Terrin 100 m breaststroke DSQ Did not advance
Alessandro Calvi
Christian Galenda
Filippo Magnini
Michele Santucci
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:12.65 4 Q N/A 3:11.48 NR 8
Marco Belotti
Emiliano Brembilla
Nicola Cassio
Massimiliano Rosolino
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:07.84 2 Q N/A 7:05.35 4
Mirco di Tora
Filippo Magnini
Mattia Nalesso
Alessandro Terrin
4×100 m medley relay 3:34.32 8 Q N/A DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Romina Armellini 100 m backstroke 1:02.21 26 Did not advance
Ilaria Bianchi 100 m butterfly 58.12 7 Q DSQ Did not advance
Paola Cavallino 200 m butterfly 2:10.46 20 Did not advance
Cristina Chiuso 50 m freestyle 25.74 34 Did not advance
Alessia Filippi 800 m freestyle 8:21.95 4 Q N/A 8:20.23 2nd
400 m individual medley 4:35.11 3 Q N/A 4:34.34 5
Roberta Panara 100 m breaststroke 1:08.90 22 Did not advance
Federica Pellegrini 200 m freestyle 1:55.45 WR 1 Q 1:57.23 3 Q 1:54.82 WR 1st
400 m freestyle 4:02.19 OR 1 Q N/A 4:04.56 5
Maria Laura Simonetto 100 m freestyle 56.72 42 Did not advance
Cristina Chiuso
Erika Ferraioli
Federica Pellegrini
Maria Laura Simonetto
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:40.42 10 N/A Did not advance
Alice Carpanese
Alessia Filippi
Federica Pellegrini
Renata Spagnolo
Flavia Zoccari*
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:53.38 NR 3 Q N/A 7:49.76 4
Romina Armellini
Ilaria Bianchi
Roberta Panara
Federica Pellegrini
4×100 m medley relay 4:04.93 10 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Beatrice Adelizzi
Giulia Lapi
Duet 46.834 7 47.000 93.834 7 Q 46.917 93.751 7

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mihai Bobocica Men's singles  Norouzi (IRI)
W 4–2
 Kuzmin (RUS)
W 4–1
 Tokič (SLO)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Nikoleta Stefanova Women's singles BYE  Fadeeva (RUS)
W 4–0
 Boroš (CRO)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Tan Wenling BYE  Sorochinskaya (UKR)
W 4–2
 Li Qb (AUT)
L 2-4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mauro Sarmiento Men's −80 kg  Konan (CIV)
W 4–1
 S Lopez (USA)
W 1–0
 Cook (GBR)
W 6–5
BYE  Saei (IRI)
L 2–4
2nd
Leonardo Basile Men's +80 kg  Matos (CUB)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Veronica Calabrese Women's −57 kg  Patiño (COL)
W 2–0
 Diedhiou (SEN)
W 3–0
 Lim S-J (KOR)
L 1–5
BYE  D López (USA)
L 2–3
Did not advance 5

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Simone Bolelli Singles  Hănescu (ROU)
L 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Did not advance
Andreas Seppi  Robredo (ESP)
W 6–4, 4–6, 8–6
 Berdych (CZE)
L 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Did not advance
Potito Starace  Nadal (ESP)
L 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Did not advance
Simone Bolelli
Andreas Seppi
Doubles N/A  Federer /
Wawrinka (SUI)
L 5–7, 1–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sara Errani Singles  Stosur (AUS)
L 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Flavia Pennetta  Kanepi (EST)
L 2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Did not advance
Mara Santangelo  Safina (RUS)
L 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Did not advance
Francesca Schiavone  Amanmuradova (UZB)
W 6–4, 6–2
 Radwańska (POL)
W 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
 Zvonareva (RUS)
L 6–7(4–7), 4-6
Did not advance
Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone
Doubles N/A  Dellacqua /
Molik (AUS)
W 6–4, 6–4
 Chuang C-j /
Chan Y-j (TPE)
W 7–6(7–1), 1–6, 8–6
 A Bondarenko /
K Bondarenko (UKR)
L 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Did not advance
Mara Santangelo
Roberta Vinci
N/A  Kuznetsova /
Safina (RUS)
L 1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Emilio D'Aquino Men's 18:22 0:28 58:56 0:29 35:43 1:53:58.22 40
Daniel Fontana 18:22 0:28 58:55 0:28 34:26 1:52:39.21 33
Charlotte Bonin Women's 20:07 0:29 1:06:58 0:38 41:30 2:09:42.09 44
Daniela Chmet 20:00 0:31 Lapped

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Eugenio Amore
Riccardo Lione
Men's Pool D
 AraújoLuiz (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 18–21)
 DopplerGartmayer (AUT)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 22–24)
 BarsoukKolodinsky (RUS)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 13–21)
4 Did not advance

Indoor[edit]

Italy entered both a men's team and a women's team in the indoor tournaments. The men's team won all their group matches but one, thereby advancing to the medal round. There, they won the quarterfinal, but lost both the semifinal and the match for bronze, finishing in 4th place for the tournament. The women's team also won all group matches but one, also advancing to the medal round. They lost the quarterfinal however, finishing in a tie for 5th place in the tournament.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Italian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Italy's team just before the group stage match against the United States. From left: Cisolla, Corsano, Gavotto, Zlatanov, Birarelli, Meoni, Vermiglio, Paparoni, Martino, Mastrangelo, Fei, Bovolenta.
Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Mastrangelo, LuigiLuigi Mastrangelo 17 August 1975 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 368 cm (145 in) 336 cm (132 in) Italy M. Roma Volley
3 Gavotto, MauroMauro Gavotto 16 April 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Acqua Paradiso Gabeca
5 Vermiglio, ValerioValerio Vermiglio 1 March 1976 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 320 cm (130 in) Italy Lube Banca Marche
6 Meoni, MarcoMarco Meoni 25 May 1973 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 313 cm (123 in) Italy Copra Nordmeccanica
7 Paparoni, AlessandroAlessandro Paparoni 17 August 1981 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 314 cm (124 in) Italy Lube Banca Marche
8 Cisolla, AlbertoAlberto Cisolla 10 October 1977 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 367 cm (144 in) 345 cm (136 in) Italy Sisley Treviso
9 Martino, MatteoMatteo Martino 28 January 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 322 cm (127 in) Italy Sparkling Milano
11 Zlatanov, HristoHristo Zlatanov 21 April 1976 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy Copra Nordmeccanica
12 Corsano, MirkoMirko Corsano 28 October 1973 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 303 cm (119 in) Italy Lube Banca Marche
14 Fei, AlessandroAlessandro Fei 29 November 1978 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 336 cm (132 in) Italy Sisley Treviso
15 Birarelli, EmanueleEmanuele Birarelli 8 February 1981 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 316 cm (124 in) Italy Itas Diatec
16 Bovolenta, VigorVigor Bovolenta 30 May 1974 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 327 cm (129 in) Italy Copra Nordmeccanica
Group play – Pool A
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 10 5 0 460 371 1.240 15 4 3.750
2  Italy 9 4 1 439 401 1.095 13 6 2.167
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 446 440 1.014 10 9 1.111
4  China 7 2 3 445 492 0.904 9 13 0.692
5  Venezuela 6 1 4 421 451 0.933 8 12 0.667
6  Japan 5 0 5 392 448 0.875 4 15 0.267
10 August 2008
12:10
v
Italy  3 – 1  Japan Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,000
Referee(s): Humberto Salas (MEX), Victor Rodriguez (PUR)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
23
25
98
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
19
18
25
17
79
12 August 2008
12:30
v
United States  3 – 1  Italy Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT), Kun-Tae Kim (KOR)
Report(s): result statistics
24
25
25
25
99
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
26
22
15
21
84
14 August 2008
10:00
v
Italy  3 – 0  Venezuela Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, Beijing
Attendance: 3,300
Referee(s): Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI), Mitch Davidson (CAN)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
21
20
21
62
16 August 2008
14:50
v
Italy  3 – 0  Bulgaria Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 8,000
Referee(s): Umit Sokullu (TUR), Mohammad Shahmiri (IRI)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
20
21
16
57
18 August 2008
20:00
v
China  2 – 3  Italy Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Mitch Davidson (CAN), Humberto Salas (MEX)
Report(s): result statistics
17
23
25
25
14
104
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
25
25
21
20
16
107
Quarterfinal
20 August 2008
12:15
v
Italy  3 – 2  Poland Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 8,000
Referee(s): Umit Sokullu (TUR), Patrick Deregnaucourt (FRA)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
18
26
17
111
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Total
19
22
25
28
15
109
Semifinal
22 August 2008
20:00
v
Italy  1 – 3  Brazil Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 12,500
Referee(s): Kun-Tae Kim (KOR), Humberto Salas (MEX)
Report(s): result statistics
25
18
21
22
86
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Total
19
25
25
25
94
Bronze medal game
24 August 2008
10:00
v
3rd Russia  3 – 0  Italy Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,500
Referee(s): Frank Leuthauser (GER), Dejan Jovanovic (SRB)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
75
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Total
22
19
23
64

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Italian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2008 club
1 Croce, PaolaPaola Croce 6 March 1978 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 52 kg (115 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in) Italy Volley Bergamo
3 Centoni, NadiaNadia Centoni 19 June 1981 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 291 cm (115 in) France RC Cannes
5 Guiggi, MartinaMartina Guiggi 1 May 1984 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 290 cm (110 in) Italy Scavolini Pesaro
6 Barazza, JennyJenny Barazza 24 July 1981 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) Italy Volley Bergamo
7 Secolo, ManuelaManuela Secolo 22 February 1977 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 279 cm (110 in) Italy Famila Chieri
8 Cardullo, PaolaPaola Cardullo 18 March 1982 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 268 cm (106 in) Italy Asystel Novara
9 Ortolani, SerenaSerena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 288 cm (113 in) Italy Yamamay Busto Arsizio
11 Piccinini, FrancescaFrancesca Piccinini 10 January 1979 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 279 cm (110 in) Italy Volley Bergamo
12 Ferretti, FrancescaFrancesca Ferretti 15 February 1984 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 296 cm (117 in) 280 cm (110 in) Italy Scavolini Pesaro
14 Lo Bianco, EleonoraEleonora Lo Bianco 22 December 1979 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 287 cm (113 in) 273 cm (107 in) Italy Volley Bergamo
15 Aguero, TaismaryTaismary Agüero 5 March 1977 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 300 cm (120 in) Turkey Türk Telekom Ankara
16 Gioli, SimonaSimona Gioli 17 September 1977 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 283 cm (111 in) Italy Despar Sirio Perugia
Group play – Pool A
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Eliminated
 
Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 10 5 0 377 226 1.668 15 0 MAX
2  Italy 9 4 1 372 315 1.181 12 4 3.000
3  Russia 8 3 2 353 312 1.131 10 6 1.667
4  Serbia 7 2 3 343 349 0.983 6 10 0.600
5  Kazakhstan 6 1 4 323 404 0.800 4 13 0.308
6  Algeria 5 0 5 230 392 0.587 1 15 0.067
9 August 2008
10:00
v
Italy  3 – 1  Russia Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,100
Referee(s): Frank Leuthauser (Germany), Karin Zahorcova (Czech Republic)
Report(s): result statistics
25
17
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
20
25
16
23
11 August 2008
12:00
v
Kazakhstan  0 – 3  Italy Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,100
Referee(s): Patricia Salvatore (United States), Humberto Salas (Mexico)
Report(s): result statistics
19
15
21
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
13 August 2008
10:00
v
Italy  3 – 0  Algeria Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
Attendance: 3,400
Referee(s): Karin Zahorcova (Czech Republic), Janpen Jirakakul (Thailand)
Report(s): result statistics
25
25
25
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
7
20
12
15 August 2008
14:30
v
Serbia  0 – 3  Italy Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Referee(s): Frans Loderus (Netherlands), Frank Leuthauser (Germany)
Report(s): result statistics
23
20
19
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
17 August 2008
15:15
v
Italy  0 – 3  Brazil Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 10,500
Referee(s): Humberto Salas (Mexico), Mitch Davidson (Canada)
Report(s): result statistics
16
22
17
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
25
25
25
Quarterfinal
19 August 2008
22:00
v
United States  3 – 2  Italy Capital Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
Referee(s): Francisco de Souza (Brazil), Osamu Sakaide (Japan)
Report(s): result statistics
20
25
19
25
15
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
25
21
25
18
6

Water polo[edit]

Italy participated in both the men's and the women's tournaments. The men's team finished in 9th place, while the women's team finished in 6th place.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Italian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Tempesti, StefanoStefano Tempesti GK 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 9 June 1979 Italy Pro Recco
2 Di Costanzo, LuigiLuigi Di Costanzo D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 5 February 1982 Italy Posillipo Naples
3 Binchi, LeonardoLeonardo Binchi CB 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 August 1975 Italy Brescia
4 Buonocore, FabrizioFabrizio Buonocore CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 April 1977 Italy Posillipo Naples
5 Gallo, ValentinoValentino Gallo D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 17 July 1985 Italy Posillipo Naples
6 Felugo, MaurizioMaurizio Felugo D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 4 March 1981 Italy Pro Recco
7 Mangiante, AndreaAndrea Mangiante CB 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 1 July 1976 Italy Pro Recco
8 Angelini, AlbertoAlberto Angelini D 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 September 1974 Italy Pro Recco
9 Bencivenga, FabioFabio Bencivenga CF 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 20 January 1976 Italy Posillipo Naples
10 Calcaterra, AlessandroAlessandro Calcaterra CF 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 May 1975 Italy Pro Recco
11 Sottani, LeonardoLeonardo Sottani D 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 1 November 1973 Italy Cremona
12 Mistrangelo, FedericoFederico Mistrangelo D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 11 May 1981 Italy Savona
13 Violetti, FabioFabio Violetti GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 1 February 1974 Italy Posillipo Naples
Head coach: Paolo Malara
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–10
Will play for places 7–12
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 5 4 0 1 37 31 +6 8
 Croatia 5 4 0 1 56 31 +25 8
 Serbia 5 3 0 2 50 38 +12 6
 Germany 5 2 0 3 33 44 −11 4
 Italy 5 2 0 3 57 50 +7 4
 China 5 0 0 5 25 64 −39 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
15:20
v
Game reference Croatia  11–7  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Simion (ROU), Antsiferov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-0, 4-1, 2-3
Bošković 3, Bušlje 2, Marković 2 Goals Felugo 3, Calcaterra 2
12 August 2008
12:10
v
Game reference Italy  11–12  United States Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Brguljan (MNE), Patelli (BRA)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 2-3, 4-3, 4-4
Gallo 3, Felugo 3, Calcaterra 2, Sottani 2 Goals Powers 3, Azevedo 2
14 August 2008
16:40
v
Game reference China  7–19  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Kiszelly (HUN), Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2-5, 2-5, 1-4, 2-5
Xie 3, Han 2 Goals Calcaterra 4, Gallo 3, Angelini 3, Di Costanzo 2, Felugo 2, Mistrangelo 2
16 August 2008
9:30
v
Game reference Germany  8–7  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Brguljan (MNE), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 3-1, 0-2, 3-3
Schertwitis 2 Goals Calcaterra 3
18 August 2008
9:30
v
Game reference Serbia  12–13  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Klopper (NED), Antsiferov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-3, 3-5, 4-2
Šapić 3, Prlainović 2, Filipović 2, Vujasinović 2 Goals Calcaterra 3, Felugo 2, Bencivenga 2, Sottani 2
Classification round
Classification quarterfinal
20 August 2008
09:30
v
Game reference Canada  11–13  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Rak (CRO), Ni (CHN)
Score by quarters: 1-4, 3-2, 3-3, 4-4
Graham 4, Miller 2 Goals Sottani 3, Gallo 2, Felugo 2, Calcaterra 2
Classification semifinal
22 August 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Australia  17–16  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Moliner Molins (ESP), Chaney (USA)
Score by quarters: 4-2, 1-5, 4-0, 1-3  OT: 0-1, 3-2, 4-3 (PS)
McGregor 3, Franklin 2, Figlioli 2, Maitland 2, Martin 2, Whalan 2 Goals Calcaterra 6, Gallo 2, Felugo 2, Angelini 2, Sottani 2
Classification 9th–10th
24 August 2008
09:30
v
Game reference Italy  10–8  Germany Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Rak (CRO), Hart (AUS)
Score by quarters: 4-3, 1-1, 1-1, 4-3
Calcaterra 5, Gallo 2, Angelini 2 Goals Savic 2, Schertwitis 2, Schlotterbeck 2

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Italian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Gigli, ElenaElena Gigli GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 9 July 1985 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
2 Miceli, MartinaMartina Miceli D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 22 October 1973 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
3 Casanova, ElisaElisa Casanova CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 November 1973 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
4 Bosurgi, SilviaSilvia Bosurgi D 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 17 April 1979 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
5 Valkai, ErzsebetErzsebet Valkai CF 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 6 March 1979 Italy Ecofim Roma
6 Zanchi, ManuelaManuela Zanchi D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 17 October 1977 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
7 Mario, TaniaTania di Mario D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 5 April 1979 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
8 Ragusa, CinziaCinzia Ragusa CB 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 May 1977 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
9 Pavan, FrancescaFrancesca Pavan D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 24 April 1979 Italy Plebiscito Padova
10 Rocco, FedericaFederica Rocco CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 25 November 1984 Italy Plebiscito Padova
11 Musumeci, MaddalenaMaddalena Musumeci CB 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 March 1976 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
12 Frassinetti, TeresaTeresa Frassinetti CF 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 December 1985 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
13 Brancati, ChiaraChiara Brancati GK 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 July 1981 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
Head coach: Mauro Maugeri
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–8
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 33 27 +6 5
 Italy 3 2 1 0 28 26 +2 5
 China 3 1 0 2 33 33 0 2
 Russia 3 0 0 3 26 34 −8 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

11 August 2008
14:20
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Game reference Russia  8–9  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Turcotte (CAN), Argyros (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-1, 2-3, 1-2
Smurova 2 Goals Miceli 2, di Mario 2
13 August 2008
15:40
v
Game reference United States  9–9  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Balfanbayev (KAZ), Kiszelly (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 4-2, 2-2, 3-3
Hayes 2, Villa 2 Goals Miceli 2, di Mario 2
15 August 2008
17:00
v
Game reference Italy  10–9  China Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Kiszelly (HUN), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 2-2, 4-2, 2-4, 2-1
Casanova 4, di Mario 3 Goals Sun Ya. 3, Wang Yi 2, Qiao 2
Quarterfinal
17 August 2008
15:40
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Game reference Italy  8 (3)–8 (5)  Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Bock (GER), Argyros (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2-2, 1-3, 3-2, 2-1  OT: 0-0, 0-0, 3-5 (PS)
Zanchi 4, Miceli 2, Bosurgi 2 Goals Cabout 4, de Bruijn 3, Smit 2, van Belkum 2
Classification 5th–6th
19 August 2008
13:00
v
Game reference China  10–7  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 4-0
Gao 4, Sun H. 2 Goals di Mario 3, Zanchi 2

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Vito Dellino Men's −56 kg 110 15 137 14 247 14
Giorgio De Luca Men's −69 kg 131 21 160 DNF 131 DNF
Moreno Boer Men's −105 kg 150 17 170 18 330 18
Genny Pagliaro Women's −48 kg 82 DNF DNF

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrea Minguzzi −84 kg BYE  Noumonvi (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
 Mishin (RUS)
W 3–1 PP
 Abrahamian (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  Fodor (HUN)
W 3–1 PP
1st
Daigoro Timoncini −96 kg  Kato (JPN)
W 3–0 PO
 Khushtov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance  Mambetov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 11

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