Tania Cagnotto

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Tania Cagnotto
Personal information
Born (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 38)
Bolzano, Italy
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
SpouseStefano Parolin
Country Italy
Event(s)1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m
ClubFiamme Gialle[1]

Tania Cagnotto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtaːnja kaɲˈɲɔtto]; born 15 May 1985) is an Italian diver. She is the first female Italian diver to win a medal in a World Championship.[2] A five-time Olympian, she won medals in both individual and synchronized springboard diving in her final appearance at the Olympics in 2016. She is also a 20-time champion at the European level.[3]


Tania Cagnotto was born in Bolzano, the daughter of Giorgio Cagnotto and Carmen Casteiner. Her parents were both Olympic divers, with her father winning four Olympic medals in the 1970s and 1980s.[4]

Cagnotto was sponsored by the sport section of the Italian police force, GN Fiamme Gialle – Bolzano Nuoto.[5]

Tania Cagnotto in 2009 World Championship

Cagnotto won her first European gold medal at the 2004 championships in Madrid at the age of 19, winning the 10-meter platform event and also receiving 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.[4]

Cagnotto competed in the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, getting the silver medal in 1m springboard only 0.1 marks behind champion He Zi.[6][7] She won the gold medal in the 1-meter springboard at the 2015 FINA World Championship held in Kazan; she was the first Italian female diver to win a World Championship in diving. In the same event, Cagnotto also won the bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard.

Cagnotto announced that the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, her fifth Olympic games, were to be her last competitive events. After narrowly missing medals in London, she finally won a silver in the 3m synchro (with her partner Francesca Dallapé) and bronze in the women's 3m.

Cagnotto competed in Torino in 12-14 May 2017 in 1m springboard as her last competition before retirement. She stated that she would coach diving after her ending her competitive career.[8]

Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney 18th 3 m springboard [9]
2004 Olympic Games Greece Athens 8th 3 m springboard [9]
8th 10 m platform [9]
2008 Olympic Games China Beijing 5th 3 m springboard [9]
13th 10 m platform [9]
2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London 4th 3 m springboard
4th 3 m synchronized springboard [9]
2016 Olympic Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro 3rd 3 m springboard
2nd 3 m synchronized springboard

Personal life[edit]

Cagnotto is married to Stefano Parolin. She gave birth in Bolzano to their first child, daughter Maya, on 23 January 2018.[10] In 2021 she gave birth to their second daughter, Lisa[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Que bom, Rio! - Fiamme Gialle" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. 1 September 2016. p. 38. Retrieved 17 May 2020. Premiati gli Olimpici: Campriani, Garozzo, Cagnotto, Lodo, Vicino e Montrone
  2. ^ "Roma 2009 Swimming World Championships – Tania Cagnotto wins Bronze Medal". Retrieved 11 October 2012 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Daley close to perfection, Cagnotto makes it 20 – Summary D7 – LEN.eu | Ligue Européenne de Natation". www.len.eu. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Tania Cagnotto – Diving – Olympic Athlete London 2012". london2012.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Titolo Italiano Assoluto Estivo per Tania Cagnotto" (in Italian). fiammegialle.org. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  6. ^ "China's He takes women's 1m springboard gold". Fox News Channel. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ lexyz888 (23 July 2013), Barcelona2013 Tania Cagnotto #1, retrieved 19 March 2017{{citation}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Tania Cagnotto, l'ultimo tuffo sarà a Torino". La Repubblica. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Tania Cagnotto". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  10. ^ Rossi, Antonella. "Tania Cagnotto mamma: "A casa, in tre"". VANITY FAIR. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Tuffi: è nata Lisa, la seconda figlia di Tania Cagnotto". Trentino AA/S. Retrieved 5 March 2021.

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Preceded by Italian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by