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Luca
Dotto
ItalyItaly, ITA
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 April 1990
Height
190 cm
Weight
80 kg
Family
Partner Rossella Fiamingo
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Model
Languages
Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming lessons at age five.
Why this sport?
His mother was a swimming coach, and his parents enrolled him in swimming classes.
Club / Team
Larus Nuoto Roma [ITA] / Carabinieri [ITA]:
Name of coach
Claudio Rossetto [personal]
Training Regime
He trains for six hours a day, four in the pool and two in the gym.

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Italy
Location
Portugal

General Interest

Nicknames
Kimi (gazzetta.it, 17 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (iodonna.it, 13 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (gazzetta.it, 17 Sep 2017; gqitalia.it, 27 Apr 2012)
Injuries
He suffered a foot injury in 2012. (sport.panorama.it, 23 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Greatness begins with small steps." (adnkronos.com, 10 Nov 2015)
Famous relatives
His partner Rossella Fiamingo represents Italy in fencing, and won a silver medal in the individual epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fanpage.it, 12 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. He also aspires to compete in a triathlon and work as a swimming coach following his retirement from competitive swimming. (vanityfair.it, 21 Dec 2017; Swimbiz Italia YouTube channel, 17 May 2018; corriere.it, 13 Apr 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as a model for Italian fashion company Armani. (corriere.it, 13 Apr 2018)