Fabrizia D'Ottavio

Fabrizia D'Ottavio is an Italian gymnast born in Chieti on February 3, 1985. She started doing gymnastics when she was five years old. In 2002, she was selected for the national team and the very next year she debuted in an international tournament.

Fabrizia D'Ottavio
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D'Ottavio at the Youth Olympic Village of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
Personal information
Full nameFabrizia D'Ottavio
Nationality Italy
Born (1985-02-03) February 3, 1985 (age 36)
Chieti, Abruzzo
Height172 cm (68 in)
Weight45 kg (99 lb)
Sport
Country Italy
SportRhythmic gymnastics
Coached byEmanuela Maccarani
Retired2008
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Baku 3 Hoops / 4 Clubs
Silver medal – second place 2007 Patras Group All-around
Silver medal – second place 2007 Patras 5 Ropes
Silver medal – second place 2007 Patras 3 Hoops / 4 Clubs
Silver medal – second place 2005 Baku Group All-around
Silver medal – second place 2005 Baku 5 Ribbons
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Budapest 5 Ribbons
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Budapest 3 Hoops / 2 Balls
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Torino 5 ropes
Silver medal – second place 2008 Torino 3 hoops & 4 clubs
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Torino Group all-around

BiographyEdit

She was coached by gymnast and world champion Emanuela Maccarani. She won the silver medal in the competition of rhythmic gymnastics group at Athens Olympics in 2004. She won the gold medal of World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku (Azerbaijan) in 2005 and silver medal at European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics of Moscow (Russia) in 2006. In 2008, after Beijing Olympics she announced her retirement from the national team, along with teammate Marinella Falca. In June 2009, Fabrizia was appointed as the mayor of the Village Mediterranean Chieti, for Mediterranean Games.

On September 27, 2004 she was honoured with the title Official Order of Merit of the Italian Republic initiated by the President of the Republic. In 2010 she was appointed as Italy's young ambassador to Singapore for the Inaugural Youth Olympic games.

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