Saturday, 20 September 2014

Federica Pellegrini

Italian Swimming Superstar

Factfile
Name: Federica Pellegrini
Nationality: Italy
Date of Birth: 05 August 1988
Place of Birth: Mirano, Venice, Italy
Sport: Swimming
Height: 1m77cm (5'11)

Federica truly is a swimming superstar. She has competed in three Olympics, in 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2004 she was only 16 making her debut, and won Silver in the 200m Freestyle, making her Italys youngest ever medallist. She won one Gold in 2008, setting a world record in the process in the 200m, and didn't win a medal at the 2012 Olympics finishing 5th. She hopes to continue to the 2016 Rio games, and then has spoken about motherhood. She recently split from her coach.

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