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Athletes

Martina
Grimaldi
ItalyItaly, ITA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
28 September 1988
Height
172 cm
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Statistics - University of Bologna: Italy

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at around age three and entered her first competition at around age nine. She got involved in open water swimming in 2005.
Why this sport?
She loved being in the water.
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro [ITA] / Circolo Nuoto UISP [ITA]:
Name of coach
Emanuele Sacchi, ITA

General Interest

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She sings to herself to keep her concentration during long swims. (oggi.it, 07 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
In March 2018 she was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame [IMSHOF]. (oasport.it, 31 Mar 2018)

She was named the 2013 Female European Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (swimswam.com, 02 Dec 2013)