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Aurora
Ponsele
ItalyItaly, ITA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 April 1992
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age six in Pesaro, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I started to swim because I wanted to imitate my older cousins. The idea to start open water swimming came from my coach. At first I was not convinced because I had a little fear of the sea but now I can only thank him for his suggestion."
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro [ITA] / CC Aniene [ITA]:
Name of coach
Emanuele Sacchi [personal]

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10km open water event at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (corriereadriatico.it, 08 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (corriereadriatico.it, 08 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (corriereadriatico.it, 08 Oct 2017)
Other sports
She has represented Italy in both swimming and open water swimming. She won gold in the 10km at the 2018 LEN Cup event in Barcelona, Spain. She also competed at the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (corriereadriatico.it, 08 Oct 2017)