Alessia Filippi

Alessia Filippi (born 23 June 1987 in Rome)[1] is a retired Italian swimmer.

Alessia Filippi
Alessia Filippi.jpg
Filippi at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.
Personal information
NationalityItaly Italy
Born (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 33)
Rome, Italy
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
WebsiteAlessiaFilippi.it
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle , Backstroke and medley
ClubAurelia Nuoto
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 1 0
World Championships (LC) 1 0 1
World Championships (SC) 0 1 0
European Championships (LC) 3 0 2
European Championships (SC) 3 1 2
Mediterranean Games 5 0 3
Total 12 3 8
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 800 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rome 1500 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Rome 800 m freestyle
World Championships (SC)
Silver medal – second place 2006 Shanghai 400 m medley
European Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2006 Budapest 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Eindhoven 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Eindhoven 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Budapest 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Eindhoven 4×200 m freestyle
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal – first place 2006 Helsinki 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2007 Debrecen 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2008 Rijeka 800 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 2008 Rijeka 400 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Debrecen 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Rijeka 400 m freestyle
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara 800 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara 200 m backstroke
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara 4 × 200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Almería 4×100 m medley

Filippi won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

BiographyEdit

Filippi excels in backstroke and individual medley races, as well as in middle-distance freestyle (400 to 1500 m).

She won 400 m individual medley at the 2006 European Swimming Championships in Budapest.[2] She also won a bronze medal in the same championship, and a silver medal in the 2006 short-course World Championships.[3] In December 2006 she confirmed her title at the 2006 short-course European Championships in Helsinki. In July 2008 she broke the European record in the 1500 m freestyle[4] (long course). After winning two gold medals in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven earlier that year. She became champion in the 400 m individual medley and the 800 m freestyle.[5]

On 12 December 2008, at the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Rijeka, she set the new world record in the 800 m freestyle (short course), with the time of 8:04.53.

RetirementEdit

On 12 October 2012, at the age of 25 years, she announced her retirement from competitions. [6]

Personal bestsEdit

She currently holds 1 World record (marked as WR), 3 European records (ER) and 12 Italian records (IR). Her personal bests (as of the 25 April 2009) are:

Event Long course (year) Short course (year)
200 m freestyle 1:58.42 (2008) 1:59.40 (2008)
400 m freestyle 4:07.15 (2009) 3:59.35 (2008) IR
800 m freestyle 8:17.21 (2009) IR 8:04.53 (2008) WR
1500 m freestyle 15:44.93 (2009) ER 16:14.3 (2006)
100 m backstroke 1:01.52 (2006) 1:01.25 (2006)
200 m backstroke 2:08.44 (2009) IR 2:04.55 (2009) IR
200 m individual medley 2:13.08 (2007) 2:11.69 (2008)
400 m individual medley 4:34.34 (2008) IR 4:26.06 (2008) IR
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:39.18 (2006) IR
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:49.76 (2008) ER 7:50.39 (2006) IR
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.90 (2008) IR

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alessia Filippi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. ^ LEN: European Championships Budapest (HUN) Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  4. ^ Italian Championships Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  5. ^ LEN: European Championships Eindhoven (NED) Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Swimming: Alessia Filippi to retire". agi.it. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2012.

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by
Kate Ziegler
Women's 800 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

12 December 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent