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Giovanni
Tocci
ItalyItaly, ITA
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 August 1994
Height
175 cm
Weight
70 kg
Residence
Rende, ITA
Occupation
Army, Student
Languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Cultural Studies, Language Studies - University of Calabria: Rende, ITA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age six in Cosenza, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I did not like swimming and wanted to try diving,"
Club / Team
Tubisider Cosenza [ITA] / CS Esercito [ITA]:
Name of coach
Lyubov Barsukova [personal], UKR, from 2009

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Italy

General Interest

Nicknames
Gio (Facebook profile, 17 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 1m springboard at the 2016 European Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Italian diver Andrea Chiarabini. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In 2012 he was unable to compete for a year because of a shoulder injury. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)

In 2010 he missed four months of training with an elbow injury. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best and never give up." (Athlete, 02 Aug 2016)
Other information
DANCER
In 2017 he appeared on the Italian television show 'Dance, Dance, Dance', partnering fellow Italian diver Tania Cagnotto. (Twitter profile, 16 Feb 2017)