Thomas Degasperi

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Thomas Degasperi
Medal record
Competitor for  Italy
Men's water skiing
World Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Cali Slalom

Thomas Degasperi (born 18 January 1981) is a competitive water skier[1] who once competed for the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he studied French.[2] He is a former world champion at slalom.[3] He had also been selected for Ballando con le Stelle (series 8). Born in Bordeaux, France, he started water-skiing at age five. He was encouraged by his father, Marco De Gasperi, a well-known French water-skiing coach and practiced at his father's ski school on Caldonaperi Lake in northern France.[4] At 15 he won his first medal at the European Championships: Gold in the slalom.