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Niccolò
Gitto
ItalyItaly, ITA
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 October 1986
Height
190 cm
Family
Wife Victoria, sons Leonardo and Gabriele
Residence
Genoa, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport?
"I started with swimming in the pool as a kid accompanied by mum and dad. Being particularly tall, they asked me if I wanted to take up water polo, and then it all started a little by chance. I can say that it went well this way."
Club / Team
Pallanuoto Metanopoli: Italy
Name of coach
Francesco Mammarella [club], ITA; Alessandro Campagna [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family. (azzurridigloria.com, 25 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Gold Collar of Sporting Merit from the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI]. (sicilia.coni.it, 17 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives
His brother Matteo has played water polo at club level in Italy. (tuttolevante.it, 19 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (oasport.it, 17 Mar 2017)