Marta Pagnini

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Marta Pagnini
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Personal information
Country represented  Italy
Born (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 27)
Firenze, Italy
Residence Prato, Italy
Height 175
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Years on national team 2011-2016
Club Aeronautica Militare
Head coach(es) Emanuela Maccarani
Retired Yes

Marta Pagnini (21 January 1991) is a retired Italian group rhythmic gymnast from Prato, Italy.

Career[edit]

Italian Group in 5 Balls at the 2012 Summer Olympics

She was part of the 2010 and 2011 Italian Group that competed at the World Championships that won the Group All-around gold medal. Her teammates also won a pair of bronze medals at the 2012 World Cup Final in 5 Balls and 3 Ribbons + 2 Hoops. She has won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the group all-around event together with other Group Members( Elisa Blanchi, Romina Laurito, Elisa Santoni, Anzhelika Savrayuk, Andreea Stefanescu ).[1] In 2013, with the retirement of Elisa Santoni, Pagnini became the captain of the Italian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team that was dubbed "Le Leonesse".[2] In 2013, Pagnini was part of the team that took an all around silver and won a silver in 10 Clubs event in World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev.[3] In 2014, Pagnini was part of the team that took an all around silver in World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Izmir.[4] With her team, she competed at the 2015 European Games in Baku and finished 7th in all arond group finals, 5th in 5 Ribbons event and 6th in 3 Clubs+2 Hoops event.[5] In 2015, she and her team mates took gold in 5 Ribbons final at the 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.[6] She was the captain of the Italian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team that competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the group all-around event. Pagnini and her team mates, Martina Centofanti, Sofia Lodi, Alessia Maurelli and Camilla Patriarca placed 4th with an overall score of 35,549 behind Bulgaria.[7] She is fluent in Russian and English[8] and serves in the Italian Air Force as aviere capo[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia take Group gold". London2012.com. August 12, 2012. Archived from the original on August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marta Pagnini at FIG Database". FID Database. September 26, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "B32nd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships". Longines. September 1, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bulgaria stuns Italy, Belarus, Russia to win 2014 Group World All-around title". International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). September 29, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2015 European Games RG Results". baku2015.com. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Italy takes gold in 5 Ribbons". International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). September 18, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2016 Olympics RG Group All Around Results". Olympic.org. 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Team Italia: Marta Pagnini". rio2016.coni.it. 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Aviere Capo Marta Pagnini". aeronautica.difesa.it. 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 

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