Pietro Figlioli

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Pietro Figlioli
Medal record
Men's water polo
Competitor for  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London Team
World Championships
Gold 2011 Shanghai Team
European Championships
Bronze 2014 Budapest Team
FINA World League
Bronze 2007 Berlin Team

Pietro Figlioli (born 29 May 1984 in Rio de Janeiro) is an Italian water polo player. Figlioli was part of Australia's Olympic squad for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] He was also a member of the Australian squad that finished 10th at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne and won the bronze medal at the 2007 FINA Water Polo World League in Berlin. Figlioli, a.k.a. rocket arm, is widely regarded as the fastest swimmer and shooter in world water polo.[2]

In May 2009, Figlioli signed a deal with Italian club Pro Recco, that included becoming an Italian citizen, to comply with the Italian league's rule changes to restrict extra-European players from two to one player per team.[3]

Early career[edit]

Figlioli started competing with the North Brisbane Polo Bears at Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia.[4] His father José Fiolo represented Brazil at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events and the medley relay.[5]