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Daigoro Timoncini

Daigoro Timoncini (born December 13, 1985 in Faenza, Ravenna) is an Italian Greco-Roman wrestler.[1][2] He is also a two-time Olympian, and a six-time Italian national wrestling champion for the heavyweight category.

Daigoro Timoncini
Personal information
Nationality Italy
Born (1985-12-13) December 13, 1985 (age 33)
Faenza, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubGS Forestale (ITA)
Coached byDomenico Giuffrida

Timoncini qualified for the 96-kg category in men's Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after placing fifth at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. He first defeated Japan's Kenzo Kato in the qualifying round, but lost to Russia's Aslanbek Khushtov in the second round, without receiving a technical score. Because his second opponent advanced further into the final match, Timoncini automatically qualified for the first repechage bout, where he was defeated by Kazakhstan's Asset Mambetov, who scored a double reversed exposure for the entire period, finishing in tenth place.[3]

At his second Olympics in London, Timoncini improved his tactics and strategy in men's heavyweight division. However, he was eliminated in the first round, after being defeated by Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan, who eventually won the bronze medal in this event. Timoncini finished in eighteenth place.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Daigoro Timoncini". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Daigoro Timoncini". London 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 96kg (211.5 lbs) – Repechage Round 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Men's 96kg Greco-Roman – Round of 16". London 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.

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