Sara Bertoli

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Sara Bertoli
Personal information
Nationality  Italy
Born (1979-05-05) 5 May 1979 (age 38)
Rome, Italy
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon
Club Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme
Coached by Luigi Filipponi[1]

Sara Bertoli (born May 5, 1979 in Rome) is an Italian modern pentathlete.[2] She won two medals, silver and bronze, in the women's relay event at the 2002 and 2004 World Championships in San Francisco, California, United States and in Warsaw, Poland, respectively. Bertoli is a member of the modern pentathlon team for Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre, and is coached and trained by Luigi Filipponi.[1]

Bertoli qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in women's modern pentathlon, along with her teammate Claudia Corsini.[3] During the competition, Bertoli struggled to attain a higher position in the early rounds, with poor scores in pistol shooting, in one-touch épée fencing, and in freestyle swimming. She managed to improve her performance in the show jumping segment, but dropped to thirty-fourth position, when her horse Naonao repeatedly knocked off numerous obstacles, and suddenly fell her into the ground.[4] In the end, Bertoli finished the event with cross-country running in thirty-second place, for a total score of 4,956 points.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "CONI Profile – Sara Bertoli" (in Italian). Italian National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sara Bertoli". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pentathlon: Sara Bertoli e Claudia Corsini si qualificano ai Giochi" [Pentathlon: Sara and Claudia Bertoli Corsini qualify for the Games] (in Italian). Italian National Olympic Committee. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's Modern Pentathlon – Riding". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's Modern Pentathlon". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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