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Marco
Orsi
ItalyItaly, ITA
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 December 1990
Height
189 cm
Family
Partner Sara Alesci
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Police Officer
Languages
English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him and his twin sisters in swimming lessons. He was inspired by the prospect of competing at the Olympic Games.
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro Roma [ITA] / UISP Bologna [ITA]:
Name of coach
Roberto Odaldi [personal]

General Interest

Nicknames
Bomber, L'Orso di Budrio [The Bear from Budrio] (Instagram profile, 05 Aug 2018; oasport.it, 17 Dec 2017)
Hobbies
Fashion, travelling, electronics, information technology. (rio2016.coni.it, 01 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m medley at the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (iisgbruno.gov.it, 19 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmers Massimiliano Rosolino and Filippo Magnini. (iisgbruno.gov.it, 19 Mar 2018)
Injuries
In early 2018 he fainted and hit his head on a table, resulting in him missing that year's Italian national championships. (sportfair.it, 13 Apr 2018)

In early 2016 he suffered from cytomegalovirus [a common virus] which disrupted his training schedule. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 15 Jul 2016)
Famous relatives
His partner Sara Alesci is an Italian swimmer. (superscommesse.it, 01 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (puntadipenna.net, 30 Nov 2016)