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Francesca
Deidda
ItalyItaly, ITA
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
16 January 1992
Height
164 cm
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
She was already taking swimming lessons and she enjoyed watching the artistic swimmers at her club. She then asked her mother if she could try the sport. "At the beginning it was just for fun, but over time I realised that I might have some talent."
Club / Team
Promogest Coop Cagliari [ITA] / Fiamme Oro Roma [ITA]:
Name of coach
Anna Abate [Promogest], ITA; Patrizia Giallombardo [national], ITA
Training Regime
She trains for nine hours a day.

General Interest

Hobbies
Travel. (rio2016.coni.it, 21 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Anna Abate. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The team is the most important thing, and we all have to pull in the same direction to achieve the best result. Creating relationships outside of the pool is important so we can know each other better and compete as if we are a single person." (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimmerlandblog.it, 30 Mar 2018)