Tania Cagnotto

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Tania Cagnotto
Tania Cagnotto.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 32)
Bolzano, Italy
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport Diving
Event(s) 1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m

Tania Cagnotto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtaːnja kaɲˈɲɔtto]; born 15 May 1985) is a retired 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] She has two Olympic medals, one in individual and one in synchronized springboard diving. Tania Cagnotto is 20 times the European Champion in diving as well.[3]


Cagnotto 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.[4]

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.[4]

Cagnotto competed in 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, getting the silver medal in 1m springboard closely behind He Zi, just by 0.1 marks.[5][6]

She won the silver medal in the 3-meter springboard together with Francesca Dallapè at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It was the first Olympic medal for Cagnotto.

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 achieve this result. 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 were to be her last competitive events. After narrowly missing medals in London, five-time Olympian Cagnotto retires winning a silver in the 3m synchro (with her partner Francesca Dallapé) and bronze in the women's 3m.

She is set to compete in Torino in 12-14 May 2017 in 1m springboard as her last competition before retirement, according to an Italian newspaper; and afterwards she plans to coach diving.[7]

Olympic results[edit]

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

See also[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. ^ "Daley close to perfection, Cagnotto makes it 20 – Summary D7 – LEN.eu | Ligue Européenne de Natation". www.len.eu. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  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. ^ "China's He takes women's 1m springboard gold". Fox News. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  6. ^ lexyz888 (2013-07-23), Barcelona2013 Tania Cagnotto #1, retrieved 2017-03-19 
  7. ^ "Tania Cagnotto, l'ultimo tuffo sarà a Torino". La Repubblica. 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Tania Cagnotto". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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Preceded by
Jessica Rossi
Flavia Pennetta
Italian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Flavia Pennetta