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Rachele
Bruni
ItalyItaly, ITA
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 November 1990
Height
168 cm
Weight
59 kg
Family
Partner Diletta
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages
English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five in Empoli, Italy.
Why this sport?
She was told she had to do some physical activity as a child.
Club / Team
CS Esercito: Italy
Name of coach
Fabrizio Antonelli [club], from 2012; Massimo Giuliani [national], ITA

International Debut

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

General Interest

Hobbies
Going to the cinema, listening to music. (rio2016.coni.it, 01 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 10km open water event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 23 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Smile to fatigue." (Athlete, 19 Aug 2016)
Other sports
In 2017 she began competing in triathlons. (Instagram profile, 10 Sep 2017)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2015 she became the first Italian female swimmer to win the International Swimming Federation [FINA] 10km open water World Cup title. (tuttosport.it, 17 Oct 2015)