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Alice
Mizzau
ItalyItaly, ITA
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 March 1993
Height
180 cm
Residence
Riccione, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She had her first swimming lesson at age two.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up swimming by her older sister.
Club / Team
Fiamme Gialle [ITA] / Team Veneto [ITA]:
Name of coach
Max Di Mito [personal]

General Interest

Nicknames
Mizzy (rio2016.coni.it, 01 Aug 2016)
Hobbies
Reading, cooking. (rio2016.coni.it, 01 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (marieclaire.it, 18 Aug 2014)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Barbara Scaini. (messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it, 07 Oct 2014)
Other information
DEALING WITH COMPARISON
She admits that early in her career she struggled with the comparison between herself and Italian Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini. "It was hard at first because every time I swam I was compared to her and [I was called] the 'next Pellegrini.' I felt a lot of pressure from that. But now I'm older, more mature, I have more experience and it no longer worries me. I know how to race for myself and focus on the things that I need to work on.” (swimswam.com, 17 Apr 2015)