Tania Cagnotto

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Tania Cagnotto
Tania Cagnotto.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Italy
Born (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 29)
Bolzano
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro

Tania Cagnotto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtanja kaɲˈɲɔtto]; born 15 May 1985) is an Italian diver. She is the first Italian female diver to win a medal in a World Championship.[1] A member of the sporting federation Sport Federation Federazione Italiana Nuoto, she is sponsored by the GN Fiamme Gialle – Bolzano Nuoto.[2]

Biography[edit]

She was born in Bolzano, the daughter of Giorgio Cagnotto, winner of four diving Olympic medals between the 1970s and 1980s, and Carmen Casteiner, another Italian diver.[3]

She won her first medal at age 14. Since then, she has won several other championships in Europe and the USA. A participant in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in the European Tournament in Madrid, she was the gold medallist in the 10-meter platform event and won a bronze medal for her performance in the 3-meter springboard competition. After a disappointing performance in the 10-meter platform final round at the Montreal 2005 World Championships, she won the bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard event. Cagnotto won a third consecutive bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard at the Rome 2009 World Championships, after a 4th place in the 1-meter springboard event. Together with Francesca Dallapè, she also won a silver medal in the 3-meter springboard synchronized event.[3]

Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney 18th 3 m springboard [4]
2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens 8th 3 m springboard [4]
8th 10 m platform [4]
2008 Olympic Games China Beijing 5th 3 m springboard [4]
10th 10 m platform [4]
2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London 4th 3 m springboard
2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London 4th 3 m synchronized springboard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roma 2009 Swimming World Championships – Tania Cagnotto wins Bronze Medal". youtube.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Titolo Italiano Assoluto Estivo per Tania Cagnotto" (in italian). fiammegialle.org. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Tania Cagnotto – Diving – Olympic Athlete London 2012". london2012.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tania Cagnotto". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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