Valerio Cleri

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Valerio Cleri
Personal information
Full name Valerio Cleri
Nationality  Italy
Born (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 33)
Palestrina, Rome
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Valerio Cleri (born 19 June 1981 in Palestrina) is a freestyle swimmer from Italy, who primarily competes in open water swimming.

Career[edit]

Cleri won a gold medal in the 25 km open water race at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome. At the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Canada he won the gold medal over the 10 km distance. At the 2010 European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary he won silver medal over the 10 km distance and gold medal over the 25 km distance. He competed at the 10km swimming marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics (finishing fourth) and at the 2012 Summer Olympics (finishing 17th).[1][2]

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Germany Thomas Lurz
World Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Germany Thomas Lurz and
Greece Spyridon Gianniotis
Preceded by
First award
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Germany Thomas Lurz