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Niccolò
Figari
ItalyItaly, ITA
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 January 1988
Height
198 cm
Weight
91 kg
Family
Partner Ilaria, son Andrea, daughter Bianca
Residence
Recco, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried water polo at age six in Recco, Italy.
Why this sport?
"In Recco, more or less all the kids try water polo at least once, and I liked it immediately. I also tried football and basketball but running was not for me."
Club / Team
Pro Recco: Italy
Name of coach
Ratko Rudic [club], CRO
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, going to the cinema, watching basketball, supporting Italian football club Genoa. (prorecco.it, 01 Sep 2018)
Injuries
He sustained a fractured nose during a match in the Italian national league in November 2017. He underwent surgery and returned to competition in January 2018. (montallegro.it, 06 Dec 2017; pallanuotopuglia.com, 12 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Gold Collar of Sporting Merit from the Italian National Olympic Committee. (sicilia.coni.it, 17 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives
His grandfather Mario played water polo for Pro Recco in Italy. (cnposillipo.org, 16 Feb 2016)
Other information
COACH
He has taken part in coaching clinics in Italy and the United States of America. (webpoint.usawaterpolo.com, 13 Jul 2018; niccolofigari.com, 08 Mar 2017)