Tania Cagnotto

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Personal information
Born (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34)
Bolzano, Italy
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Spouse(s)Stefano Parolin
CountryFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Sport Diving
Event(s)1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m

Tania Cagnotto (Italian pronunciation:  [ˈtaːnja kaɲˈɲɔtto] ; born 15 May 1985) is an Italian diver. She is the first Italian female diver to win a medal in a World Championship. [1] 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. [2]

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Diving at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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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. [3]

Bolzano Comune in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy

Bolzano is the capital city of the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. With a population of 107,436, Bolzano is also by far the largest city in South Tyrol and the third largest in Tyrol. The metropolis has about 250,000 inhabitants and is one of the urban centers within the Alps.

Giorgio Cagnotto Italian diver

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Cagnotto was sponsored by the sport section of the Italian police force, GN Fiamme Gialle – Bolzano Nuoto. [4]

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Tania Cagnotto in 2009 World Championship Tania Cagnotto Roma 2009.jpg
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. [3]

The 2004 LEN European Championships were held in Madrid, Spain from 5–16 May, at the M-86 Swimming Center in the southeast of the city. The championships brought together the European Championships in swimming, open water swimming, diving and synchronised swimming. Since the event was held less than three months before the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, some of the participating nations used the event therefore as a qualifying tournament for the Olympics.

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

He Zi Chinese diver

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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.

2016 Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

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Francesca Dallapé is an Italian diver. With Tania Cagnotto, she won silver in the 3 m synchronized springboard at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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. [7]

Olympic results

2000 Olympic Games Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney 18th 3 m springboard [8]
2004 Olympic Games Flag of Greece.svg Athens 8th 3 m springboard [8]
8th 10 m platform [8]
2008 Olympic Games Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing 5th 3 m springboard [8]
10th 10 m platform [8]
2012 Olympic Games Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London 4th 3 m springboard
4th 3 m synchronized springboard [8]
2016 Olympic Games Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro 3rd 3 m springboard
2nd 3 m synchronized springboard

Personal life

Cagnotto is married to Stefano Parolin. She gave birth in Bolzano to their first child, daughter Maya, on 23 Jan 2018. [9]

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