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Simone
Ercoli
ItalyItaly, ITA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 May 1979
Residence
Empoli, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Certaldo, Italy.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to a local swimming pool and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro Napoli / TNT Empoli: Italy
Name of coach
Giovanni Pistelli, ITA

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 10km open water event at the 2002 World Championships in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. (ediempoli.eu, 07 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He had shoulder surgery in July 2017. (gonews.it, 05 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Castelfiorentino, Italy. (valdelsasportiva.it, 06 Nov 2014)
Other sports
He has represented Italy in swimming, winning silver in the 1500m at the 2004 World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2018)