Filippo Magnini

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Filippo Magnini
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Personal information
Nickname(s)Magno, Superpippo
NationalityItalian
Born (1982-02-02) 2 February 1982 (age 39)
Pesaro, Italy
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Website FilippoMagnini.it
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
CoachClaudio Rossetto
Medal record
Event1st2nd3rd
Olympic Games 001
World Championships (LC) 211
World Championships (SC) 252
European Championships (LC) 955
European Championships (SC) 875
Total211814
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2004 Athens [1] 4×200 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Montreal [2] 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Melbourne [3] 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2007 Melbourne 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2015 Kazan 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Shanghai 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Shanghai 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006 Shanghai [4] 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006 Shanghai 200 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Manchester 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Istanbul 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2014 Doha 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Manchester 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Doha 4×50 m freestyle
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Madrid 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Madrid 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Madrid 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Budapest 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Budapest 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Budapest 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Eindhoven 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Debrecen 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Debrecen 4×100 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Eindhoven 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Debrecen 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2012 Debrecen 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2016 London 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2016 London 4×100 m mixed freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2004 Madrid 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Budapest 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Eindhoven 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Berlin 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2016 London 4x200 m freestyle
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Vienna 200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Trieste 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Trieste 200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Helsinki 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Helsinki 200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Debrecen 200 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 4×50 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Eindhoven 4×50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2003 Dublin 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2004 Vienna 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 4×50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2010 Eindhoven 4×50 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2011 Szczecin 200 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2013 Herning 4×50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2015 Netanya 4×50 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Helsinki 4×50 m medley
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Debrecen 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2008 Rijeka 100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2009 Istanbul 4×50 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2013 Herning 200 m freestyle
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Pescara 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2005 Almería 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Pescara 100 m freestyle

Filippo Magnini (Italian pronunciation:  [fiˈlippo maɲˈɲiːni] ; born 2 February 1982) is an Italian retired competitive swimmer who was twice 100 metres freestyle World champion and three times European champion at that distance.

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Biography

Magnini was born in Pesaro, Marche.

As a youth he played basketball, soccer, beach volleyball and tennis, but shifted to swimming at the age of ten. His first cap with Italian Swimming National Team was in 1998. Raised as a breaststroker, after 2000 he dedicated totally to freestyle swimming, soon to achieving noteworthy results. Magnini gained his first international honour in 2003, with a silver medal in 100 m freestyle at the European Swimming Championships (short course) in Dublin. He won three more gold medals (in the 100 m, 4×100 m relay and 4×200 m relay freestyle) and one bronze medal at the 2004 European Championships (long course) in Madrid. At the 2004 Summer Olympics Magnini won the bronze medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay, achieving 5th place in the 100 m freestyle. [5] His steady rise reached its highest point at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships, where he won the gold medal in the men's 100 m freestyle with the time of 48.12, then the all-time second fastest behind Pieter van den Hoogenband's world record.

At the 2006 European Aquatics Championships he won the gold medal in the 100 m and in the 4×200 m freestyle races, and a bronze in the 200 m freestyle. The following year, he defended his world championship gold medal in the 100 m, when he tied for first place with Canadian Brent Hayden in a time of 48.43, resulting in joint gold. He also won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m. Since then he has won silver and medals at the World Short Course Championships (silver – 100 m freestyle, 2007, 4 × 100 m freestyle, 2012, 4 × 200 m freestyle, 2014; bronze – 4 × 200 m freestyle, 2008, 4 x 50 m freestyle, 2014), and gold, silver and bronze medals at European level.

Magnini's nickname is "Superpippo". Pippo is the normal Italian nickname of Filippo but also of Goofy's Italian version, and therefore the complete nickname refers to the funny superhero in which the comics character transforms sometimes in his Italian edition. From August 2011 has a romance with fellow swimmer Federica Pellegrini. [6]

On 8 July 2019, it was reported that Magnini saved newlywed Andrea Benedetto from drowning off a Sardinian beach. "The bather was in a lot of trouble: he was quite frightened, he was really stuck and had swallowed some seawater," Magnini said. "When I reached him he wasn't even able to speak, and it wasn't easy to lift him on to the raft, so we laid him on an airbed that some other bathers had nearby." [7]

London 2012 controversy

At the 2012 Olympics Magnini failed to qualify for the finals in all the events he was competing in. After these disappointing performances he blamed the coach and the swimming team leaders for poor training management of the whole Italian team, spurring a strong media reaction for what was judged as an immature and irresponsible behavior. [8]

Palmarès

Olympics World Ch. World Ch. (SC) European Ch. European Ch (SC) Total
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Individual000200030303633116623
Team0010112226522421012830
Total00121125295587521181453

Personal bests

In long-course swim pools Magnini's personal bests are:

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