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Rachele
Bruni
ItalyItaly, ITA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 November 1990
Height
168 cm
Weight
57 kg
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages
English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Empoli, Italy.
Why this sport?
She was told she had to do some physical activity as a child. She was first enrolled in dance, and later she and her siblings were enrolled in swimming.
Club / Team
CS Esercito: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Fabrizio Antonelli [CS Esercito, national], ITA, from 2012

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Budapest, HUN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named European Open Water Female Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (gonews.it, 10 Jan 2020)
Other sports
She represented Italy in swimming at the 2008 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (raisport.rai.it, 14 Jul 2019)
Other information
BOOK
Her career as an athlete was featured in the book 'Volevo Solo Nuotare' [I Just Wanted to Swim] by author Luca Farinotti. The book belongs to a series named 'Italia Sul Podio' [Italy on the Podium], about the experiences of top Italian athletes. The book claimed the Bancarella Sport Award, a literary prize in Italy, in 2020. (nuoto.com, 12 May 2020; lanazione.it, 07 Jul 2020)