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Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Italy competed at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Italian athletes had appeared in every Summer Olympics edition of the modern era, with the exception of the sparsely attended 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.

Italy at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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IOC code ITA
NOC Italian National Olympic Committee
Website www.coni.it (in Italian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 314 in 24 sports
Flag bearer Federica Pellegrini (opening)[1]
Daniele Lupo (closing)
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
8
Silver
12
Bronze
8
Total
28
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Contents

MedalistsEdit

The following Italian competitors won medals at the Games.

CompetitorsEdit

ArcheryEdit

Three Italian archers qualified for the men's events after having secured a top eight finish in the men's team recurve at the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2][3] Another set of three archers qualified for the women's events by virtue of the nation's podium finish in the team recurve competition at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.[4]

The full Italian archery team, led by London 2012 champions Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli was named on July 6, 2016.[5]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marco Galiazzo Individual 651 47   Duenas (CAN)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Mauro Nespoli 671 16   Wijaya (INA)
W 7–3
  Duzelbayev (KAZ)
W 6–0
  Agatha (INA)
W 6–0
  Valladont (FRA)
L 5–6
Did not advance
David Pasqualucci 685 3   David (MAW)
W 6–0
  Fernández (ESP)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Marco Galiazzo
Mauro Nespoli
David Pasqualucci
Team 2007 3 N/A Bye   China (CHN)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lucilla Boari Individual 651 7   Ingley (AUS)
L 1–7
Did not advance
Claudia Mandia 612 46   Brown (USA)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Guendalina Sartori 648 13   Aguirre (COL)
W 6–0
  Kumari (IND)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Lucilla Boari
Claudia Mandia
Guendalina Sartori
Team 1911 6 N/A   Brazil (BRA)
W 6–0
  China (CHN)
W 5–3
  Russia (RUS)
L 3–5
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)
L 3–5
4

AthleticsEdit

Italian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[6][7]

Following the end of the qualifying period, a total of 35 athletes (15 men and 20 women) were officially named to Italy's track and field roster for the Games on July 14, 2016, with triple jumper and London 2012 bronze medalist Fabrizio Donato matching the record with sprinter Pietro Mennea as the only men competing in five straight Olympics. A day later, high jumper and London 2012 Olympian Gianmarco Tamberi was forced to withdraw from the team after sustaining a partial rupture of his ankle ligament shortly upon clearing a national record of 2.39 m in Monaco.[8] Three more athletes (Lingua, Magnani, & Malavisi) were added to the team on July 18, bringing the roster size to 38.[9] On 27 July, Jamel Chatbi was suspended for missing out the doping test.

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Abdoullah Bamoussa 3000 m steeplechase 8:42.81 12 N/A Did not advance
Giordano Benedetti 800 m 1:49.40 3 Q 1:46.41 6 Did not advance
Teodorico Caporaso 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Marco De Luca N/A 3:54:40 21
Eseosa Desalu 200 m 20.65 5 Did not advance
Yuri Floriani 3000 m steeplechase 8:40.80 10 N/A Did not advance
Matteo Galvan 200 m 20.58 2 Q 20.88 8 Did not advance
400 m 46.07 4 Did not advance
Matteo Giupponi 20 km walk N/A 1:20:27 8
50 km walk N/A DNF
Stefano La Rosa Marathon N/A 2:18:57 57
Davide Manenti 200 m 20.51 4 Did not advance
Daniele Meucci Marathon N/A DNF
Ruggero Pertile N/A 2:17:30 38
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Silvano Chesani High jump 2.22 33 Did not advance
Fabrizio Donato Triple jump 16.54 17 Did not advance
Marco Lingua Hammer throw NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Catherine Bertone Marathon N/A 2:33:29 25
Marzia Caravelli 400 m hurdles 57.77 6 Did not advance
Maria Benedicta Chigbolu 400 m 52.06 3 Did not advance
Ayomide Folorunso 400 m hurdles 55.78 3 Q 56.37 7 Did not advance
Eleonora Giorgi 20 km walk N/A DSQ
Libania Grenot 400 m 51.17 2 Q 50.60 3 q 51.25 8
Gloria Hooper 200 m 23.05 6 Did not advance
Anna Incerti Marathon N/A DNF
Veronica Inglese 10000 m N/A 32:11.67 30
Margherita Magnani 1500 m 4:09.74 11 Did not advance
Antonella Palmisano 20 km walk N/A 1:29:03 4
Yadisleidy Pedroso 400 m hurdles 55.91 4 q 55.78 5 Did not advance
Elisa Rigaudo 20 km walk N/A 1:31:04 11
Yusneysi Santiusti 800 m 2:00.45 2 Q 2:00.80 7 Did not advance
Valeria Straneo Marathon N/A 2:29:44 13
Chiara Bazzoni
Elena Maria Bonfanti
Maria Benedicta Chigbolu
Libania Grenot
Marta Milani
Maria Enrica Spacca
4 × 400 m relay 3:25.16 4 q N/A 3:27.05 6
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dariya Derkach Triple jump 13.56 28 Did not advance
Sonia Malavisi Pole vault 4.45 =21 Did not advance
Desirée Rossit High jump 1.94 =15 Q 1.88 16
Alessia Trost 1.94 =7 Q 1.93 5

BadmintonEdit

Italy has qualified one badminton player for the women's singles into the Olympic tournament. Having previously competed for Switzerland in Beijing 2008, Jeanine Cicognini claimed her second Olympic spot as one of top 34 individual shuttlers in the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016.[10]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jeanine Cicognini Women's singles   Bae Y-j (KOR)
L (11–21, 8–21)
  Bayrak (TUR)
L (14–21, 7–21)
3 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Italy has entered six boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Valentino Manfredonia became the first Italian boxer to be selected to the Olympic team with a top two finish in the World Series of Boxing, while two-time Olympic silver medalist Clemente Russo did so in the AIBA Pro Boxing series.[11][12]

Three further boxers, including London 2012 Olympians Manuel Cappai and bronze medalist Vincenzo Mangiacapre, claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament in Samsun, Turkey.[13] Meanwhile, Guido Vianello secured an additional place on the Italian roster as the winner and sole recipient of the men's super heavyweight division at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[14] Carmine Tommasone completed the nation's boxing lineup with his box-off victory at the 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas, Venezuela.[15]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Manuel Cappai Light flyweight   Hernández (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Carmine Tommasone Lightweight   Delgado (MEX)
W 3–0
  Álvarez (CUB)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Vincenzo Mangiacapre Welterweight   Romero (MEX)
W 2–1
  Maestre (VEN)
L WO[16]
Did not advance
Valentino Manfredonia Light heavyweight   Dauhaliavets (BLR)
L 1–2
Did not advance
Clemente Russo Heavyweight Bye   Chaktami (TUN)
W 3–0
  Tishchenko (RUS)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Guido Vianello Super heavyweight Bye   Pero (CUB)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Irma Testa Lightweight   Watts (AUS)
W 2–1
  Mossely (FRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Italian canoeists have qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.[17] Giovanni de Gennaro and Stefanie Horn were selected to the Italian team on May 15, 2016, as a result of their performances at the 2016 European Canoe Slalom Championships.[18]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Giovanni De Gennaro Men's K-1 86.85 1 90.74 9 86.85 1 Q 95.59 9 Q 91.77 7
Stefanie Horn Women's K-1 106.90 7 99.07 1 99.07 1 Q 108.30 8 Q 107.22 8

SprintEdit

Italian canoeists have qualified two boats in each of the following distances for the Games by virtue of a top two finish at the 2016 European Qualification Regatta in Duisburg, Germany.[19] As a response to the "multiple positive" cases on doping that provoked a one-year suspension for Belarus and Romania, the men's K-4 1000 m crew (Crenna, Dressino, Ricchetti, & Ripamonti) received a spare berth from the International Canoe Federation for the Italians.[20]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alberto Ricchetti Men's K-1 1000 m 3:37.610 6 Did not advance
Manfredi Rizza Men's K-1 200 m 34.726 2 Q 34.686 3 FA 36.000 5
Carlo Tacchini Men's C-1 200 m 41.368 3 Q 41.468 4 FB 40.733 15
Men's C-1 1000 m 4:04.697 4 Q 4:02.461 2 FA 4:15.368 8
Mauro Crenna
Alberto Ricchetti
Men's K-2 200 m 34.000 7 Q 34.318 5 FB 35.516 13
Giulio Dressino
Nicola Ripamonti
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:30.429 5 Q 3:17.942 2 FA 3:14.883 6
Mauro Crenna
Giulio Dressino
Alberto Ricchetti
Nicola Ripamonti
Men's K-4 1000 m 3:10.266 7 Q 3:03.868 5 FB 3:14.399 14

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Italian riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's and women's Olympic road race by virtue of their top 15 final national ranking in the 2015 UCI World Tour (for men) and top 22 in the UCI World Ranking (for women).[21][22] The road cycling team was officially named to the Italian roster on July 17, 2016.[23]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Fabio Aru Road race 6:10:27 6
Damiano Caruso Road race 6:22:23 40
Time trial 1:19:46.53 27
Alessandro De Marchi Road race 6:30:10 63
Vincenzo Nibali Did not finish
Diego Rosa Did not finish
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Giorgia Bronzini Road race 4:01:33 42
Elena Cecchini 3:55:34 20
Tatiana Guderzo 3:53:46 14
Elisa Longo Borghini Road race 3:51:27  
Time trial 44:51.94 5

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Italian riders have accumulated spots in the women's team pursuit, as well as the men's omnium. The full Italian track cycling team was named on July 17, 2016.[23]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Liam Bertazzo
Simone Consonni
Filippo Ganna
Francesco Lamon
Men's team pursuit 3:59.708 5 Q   China (CHN)
3:55.724
5   Germany (GER)
4:02.360
6
Simona Frapporti
Tatiana Guderzo
Francesca Pattaro
Silvia Valsecchi
Women's team pursuit 4:25.543 7 Q   China (CHN)
4:22.964
5   Australia (AUS)
4:28.368
6
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Elia Viviani Men's omnium 7 28 4:17.453 3 36 1 40 1:02.338 3 36 12.660 2 38 29 5 207  

Mountain bikingEdit

Italian mountain bikers qualified for three men's and one women's quota place into the Olympic cross-country race, as a result of the nation's fifth-place finish for men and fourteenth for women, respectively, in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 25, 2016. The mountain biking team, highlighted by London 2012 bronze medalist Marco Aurelio Fontana, was named to the Olympic roster on June 1, 2016.[24]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Luca Braidot Men's cross-country 1:36:25 7
Marco Aurelio Fontana 1:40:25 20
Andrea Tiberi 1:39:33 19
Eva Lechner Women's cross-country 1:38:45 18

DivingEdit

Italian divers qualified for the following individual spots and synchronized teams at the Olympics through the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[25]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Michele Benedetti 3 m springboard 390.85 17 Q 387.30 13 Did not advance
Andrea Chiarabini 350.40 28 Did not advance
Maicol Verzotto 10 m platform 313.10 27 Did not advance
Andrea Chiarabini
Giovanni Tocci
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 395.19 6
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Tania Cagnotto
3 m springboard 347.30 4 Q 324.40 7 Q 372.80  
Maria Marconi 292.95 19 Did not advance
Noemi Batki 10 m platform 256.90 26 Did not advance
Tania Cagnotto
Francesca Dallapé
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 313.83  

EquestrianEdit

Italy has fielded a composite squad of three riders into the Olympic team eventing by virtue of the following results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings: a top finish from South Western Europe, and two top nine finishes from the combined overall FEI Olympic rankings.[26] One dressage and jumping rider has been added each to the squad into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of their top six and top four finishes, respectively, outside the group selection in the individual FEI Olympic Rankings.[27]

On June 28, 2016, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) awarded an additional berth to the fourth Italian eventing rider, as the next highest-ranked eligible individual, not yet qualified, in the FEI Olympic rankings, after Belarus rejected the Olympic spot.[28]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Valentina Truppa Chablis Individual 65.971 52 Did not advance

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Stefano Brecciaroli Apollo WD Wendi Kurt Hoev Individual 41.90 10 Eliminated Did not advance
Luca Roman Castlewoods Jake 50.80 46 71.60 122.40 40 16.00 138.00 40 Did non advance
Pietro Roman Barraduff 48.20 38 20.00 68.20 23 14.00 82.20 24 Q 4.00 86.20 23 86.20 23
Arianna Schivo Quefira de l’Ormeau 55.00 # 54 50.40 105.40 36 4.00 109.40 34 Did non advance
Stefano Brecciaroli
Luca Roman
Pietro Roman
Arianna Schivo
See above Team 140.90 8 142.00 296.00 8 34.00 330.00 9 N/A 330.00 9

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Emanuele Gaudiano Caspar Individual 27 67 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Italian fencers have qualified a full squad each in the men's team épée and men's team foil by virtue of their top 4 national finish in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings, while the women's sabre team has claimed the spot as the highest ranking team from Europe outside the world's top four.[29][30]

Multiple Olympic men's sabre medalists Diego Occhiuzzi and Aldo Montano, along with London 2012 champion Elisa Di Francisca and runner-up Arianna Errigo, both in women's foil, claimed their spots on the Italian team by finishing among the top 14 fencers in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings, while Rossella Fiamingo did the same feat in women's épée as the highest-ranked fencer coming from the Europe zone.[31][32]

The fencing team was officially selected to the Italian roster for the Games on June 27, 2016.[33]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marco Fichera Épée Bye   Minobe (JPN)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Enrico Garozzo Bye   Jung J-s (KOR)
W 15–11
  Park S-y (KOR)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Paolo Pizzo Bye   Heinzer (SUI)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Marco Fichera
Enrico Garozzo
Paolo Pizzo
Andrea Santarelli
Team épée N/A Bye   Switzerland (SUI)
W 45–32
  Ukraine (UKR)
W 45–33
  France (FRA)
L 31-45
 
Giorgio Avola Foil Bye   Gómez (MEX)
W 15–5
  Joppich (GER)
W 15–13
  Massialas (USA)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Andrea Cassarà Bye   Cadot (FRA)
W 15–14
  Kruse (GBR)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Daniele Garozzo Bye   Ayad (EGY)
W 15–8
  Abouelkassem (EGY)
W 15–13
  Toldo (BRA)
W 15–8
  Safin (RUS)
W 15–8
  Massialas (USA)
W 15–11
 
Giorgio Avola
Andrea Cassarà
Daniele Garozzo
Andrea Baldini
Team foil N/A   Brazil (BRA)
W 45–27
  France (FRA)
L 30–45
  United States (USA)
L 31–45
4
Aldo Montano Sabre N/A   F Ferjani (TUN)
W 15–11
  Kovalev (RUS)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Diego Occhiuzzi N/A   Vū T A (VIE)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Rossella Fiamingo Épée Bye   Mackinnon (CAN)
W 15–8
  Kong (HKG)
W 15–11
  Choi I-j (KOR)
W 15–8
  Sun Yw (CHN)
W 12–11
  Szász (HUN)
L 13–15
 
Elisa Di Francisca Foil Bye   Lin P H (HKG)
W 8–15
  Łyczbińska (POL)
W 15–6
  Liu Ys (CHN)
W 15–10
  Boubakri (TUN)
W 12–9
  Deriglazova (RUS)
L 11–12
 
Arianna Errigo Bye   Đỗ T A (VIE)
W 9–15
  Harvey (CAN)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Rossella Gregorio Sabre Bye   Komashchuk (UKR)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Loreta Gulotta Bye   Socha (POL)
W 15–10
  Kim J-y (KOR)
W 15–13
  Kharlan (UKR)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Irene Vecchi Bye   Lembach (FRA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Rossella Gregorio
Loreta Gulotta
Irene Vecchi
Ilaria Bianco
Team sabre N/A   France (FRA)
W 45-36
  Ukraine (UKR)
L 42-45
  United States (USA)
L 30-45
4

GolfEdit

Italy has entered four golfers (two per gender) into the Olympic tournament. Nino Bertasio (world no. 299), Matteo Manassero (world no. 342), Giulia Molinaro (world no. 251), and Giulia Sergas (world no. 326) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[34][35][36]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Nino Bertasio Men's 72 72 71 68 283 −1 =30
Matteo Manassero 69 73 71 69 282 −2 =27
Giulia Molinaro Women's 78 78 74 70 300 +16 =53
Giulia Sergas 77 74 77 74 302 +18 55

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Italy fielded a full squad of six artistic gymnasts (one man and five women) into the Olympic competition. The women's team qualified through a top eight finish at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow.[37][38] Meanwhile, Ludovico Edalli secured his Olympic spot as a lone Italian male gymnast in the apparatus and individual all-around events at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro. The artistic gymnastics team was named to the Italian roster for the Games on July 10, 2016.[39]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Ludovico Edalli All-around 12.433 13.333 13.666 13.933 14.400 14.033 81.798 44 Did not advance
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Erika Fasana Team N/A 14.200 12.933 14.333 Q N/A Did not advance
Carlotta Ferlito 14.300 14.033 13.233 14.033 55.599 22 Q
Vanessa Ferrari 14.533 13.866 12.000 14.866 Q 55.265 24 Q
Elisa Meneghini 14.166 N/A 14.166 14.233 N/A
Martina Rizzelli 14.533 14.033 N/A
Total 43.366 42.266 40.332 43.432 169.396 10
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F
Carlotta Ferlito All-around 14.733 14.100 14.000 14.125 56.958 12
Vanessa Ferrari All-around 14.633 14.033 13.800 14.075 56.541 16
Floor N/A 14.766 N/A 4
Erika Fasana Floor N/A 14.533 N/A 6

RhythmicEdit

Italy has qualified a squad of rhythmic gymnasts for the group all-around by finishing in the top 10 (for group) at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[40] Meanwhile, an additional Olympic berth was awarded to the Italian female gymnast, who participated in the individual all-around at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[41] The rhythmic gymnastics team, led by London 2012 bronze medalist Marta Pagnini, was named on July 10, 2016.[39]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Veronica Bertolini Individual 17.516 16.550 17.541 16.400 68.007 19 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ribbons 3 clubs
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 ribbons 3 clubs
2 hoops
Total Rank
Martina Centofanti
Sofia Lodi
Alessia Maurelli
Marta Pagnini
Camilla Patriarca
Team 17.516 17.833 35.349 4 Q 17.516 18.033 35.549 4

JudoEdit

Italy has qualified a total of six judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Elios Manzi, Fabio Basile, Odette Giuffrida, and London 2012 Olympian Edwige Gwend were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Matteo Marconcini at men's half-middleweight (81 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the European region, as the highest-ranked Italian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[42][43]

On June 30, 2016, the International Judo Federation awarded a spare Olympic berth freed up by Palau to Valentina Moscatt at women's extra-lightweight (48 kg), as one of the highest-ranked eligible judokas, not yet qualified, across all genders and continents on the list.[44]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Elios Manzi Men's −60 kg Bye   Kim W-j (KOR)
L 000–001
Did not advance
Fabio Basile Men's −66 kg Bye   Seidl (GER)
W 100–000
  Shikhalizade (AZE)
W 110–000
  Davaadorj (MGL)
W 100–000
  Gomboč (SLO)
W 000–000 S
Bye   An B-u (KOR)
W 100–000
 
Matteo Marconcini Men's −81 kg   Nakano (PHI)
W 100–000
  Bottieau (BEL)
W 000–000 S
  Duminică (MDA)
W 110–010
  Tchrikishvili (GEO)
L 000–011
Did not advance   Ivanov (BUL)
W 100–000
  Toma (UAE)
L 000–100
5
Valentina Moscatt Women's −48 kg N/A   Văn N T (VIE)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance
Odette Giuffrida Women's −52 kg N/A Bye   Kräh (GER)
W 001–000
  Chițu (ROU)
W 001–000
  Ma Yn (CHN)
W 000–000 S
Bye   Kelmendi (KOS)
L 000–001
 
Edwige Gwend Women's −63 kg N/A   Hermansson (SWE)
W 101–000
  Trstenjak (SLO)
L 000–000 S
Did not advance

Modern pentathlonEdit

Italy has qualified a total of four modern pentathletes for the following events at the Games. Riccardo De Luca secured a selection in the men's event by winning the 2015 UIPM World Cup Final in Minsk, Belarus, while Alice Sotero gained a place in the women's event through the European Championships.[45] Pierpaolo Petroni and London 2012 Olympian Claudia Cesarini were ranked among the top 10 modern pentathletes, not yet qualified, in their respective events based on the UIPM World Rankings as of June 1, 2016.[46]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Riccardo De Luca Men's 20–15 2 9 222 2:09.36 34 312 0 6 300 11:07.23 6 633 1467 5
Pierpaolo Petroni 13–22 1 31 179 2:05.51 21 324 7 7 293 11:39.60 23 601 1397 24
Claudia Cesarini Women's 17–18 3 16 205 2:20.85 27 278 39 27 261 13:04.34 21 516 1260 24
Alice Sotero 20–15 1 9 221 2:12.63 8 303 21 23 279 13:00.47 18 520 1323 8

RowingEdit

Italy has qualified a total of eight boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Five rowing crews confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the women's pair rowers added one more boat to the Italian roster as a result of their top four finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

A total of 16 rowers (14 men and 2 women), highlighted by London 2012 silver medalist Romano Battisti (men's double sculls), were officially named to the Italian roster for the Games on July 13, 2016.[47]

On July 26, 2016, two more boats (men's eight and women's lightweight double sculls) were awarded to the Italian rowing team, as a response to the removal of four boats held by the Russians from FISA due to their previous doping bans and their implications in the "disappearing positive methodology" set out in the McClaren Report on Russia's state-sponsored doping.[48]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Giovanni Abagnale
Marco Di Costanzo
Pair 6:46.04 2 SA/B Bye 6:24.96 1 FA 7:04.52  
Romano Battisti
Francesco Fossi
Double sculls 6:42.33 3 SA/B Bye 6:15.24 2 FA 6:57.10 4
Marcello Miani
Andrea Micheletti
Lightweight double sculls 6:24.10 2 SA/B Bye 6:40.45 4 FB 6:29.52 8
Matteo Castaldo
Matteo Lodo
Domenico Montrone
Giuseppe Vicino
Four 5:56.01 1 SA/B Bye 6:16.54 3 FA 6:03.85  
Martino Goretti
Livio La Padula
Stefano Oppo
Pietro Ruta
Lightweight four 6:03.26 1 SA/B Bye 6:06.54 1 FA 6:25.52 4
Luca Agamennoni
Vincenzo Capelli
Pierpaolo Frattini
Fabio Infimo
Emanuele Liuzzi
Mario Paonessa
Matteo Stefanini
Simone Venier
Enrico D’Aniello (cox)
Eight 5:52.83 4 R 6:05.12 5 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara Bertolasi
Alessandra Patelli
Pair 7:13.06 4 R 7:58.89 2 SA/B 7:45.44 6 FB 7:24.51 11
Laura Milani
Valentina Rodini
Lightweight double sculls 7:09.12 4 R 8:03.03 3 SC/D 8:11.21 1 FC 7:36.64 13

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Italian sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the individual fleet Worlds, and European qualifying regattas.[49]

Following their podium finish at the 2015 49er & 49erFX World Championships, 2012 Olympians Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich became the first Italian sailors to be selected for Rio regatta.[50] By the end of 2015, two more crews joined Conti and Clapcich in the Italian Olympic sailing squad: Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (Nacra 17), and Flavia Tartaglini (RS:X).[51] Two further sailors (Camboni & Marrai) sealed their Olympic spots at the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta, while the remaining sailing crews (except the men's 470) rounded out the Italian selection on the last week of May 2016. The sailing crews were formally named to the Olympic roster on June 2, 2016.[52]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Mattia Camboni RS:X 11 13 4 37 37 9 10 21 3 3 5 1 20 137 10
Francesco Marrai Laser 39 11 18 5 22 11 5 1 13 23 N/A EL 109 12
Giorgio Poggi Finn 11 4 16 11 18 15 7 19 11 18 N/A EL 111 18
Ruggero Tita
Pietro Zucchetti
49er 7 20 19 11 5 8 10 9 6 7 10 19 EL 120 14
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Flavia Tartaglini RS:X 12 1 5 1 1 4 1 12 10 9 5 6 16 71 6
Silvia Zennaro Laser Radial 10 24 23 18 15 21 15 16 28 17 N/A EL 163 22
Elena Berta
Alice Sinno
470 13 19 16 14 8 15 16 19 15 20 N/A EL 135 19
Francesca Clapcich
Giulia Conti
49erFX 3 7 7 6 10 8 15 13 5 6 4 7 6 82 5
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Vittorio Bissaro
Silvia Sicouri
Nacra 17 10 12 3 3 3 7 6 13 13 2 7 4 14 85 5

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Italian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and European Championships or Games, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[53]

On February 19, 2016, the Italian Shotgun Federation officially announced the names of the nine shooters to compete in Rio 2016, including Olympic champions Jessica Rossi in women's trap (2012) and Chiara Cainero in women's skeet (2008), 2012 Olympic runner-up Massimo Fabbrizi, and triple Olympic medalist Giovanni Pellielo, who has been set to appear at his seventh Games, both in men's trap.[54][55] Meanwhile, five other shooters competing in the rifle and pistol events were named to the Olympic roster, with Niccolò Campriani aiming to defend his title in the men's 50 m rifle 3 positions.[56]

Italy secured an additional quota place in the men's 50 m pistol at the 2015 European Shooting Championships, but the Italian Olympic Committee chose to exchange it with the men's 25 m rapid fire pistol instead based on performances throughout the qualifying period. The slot was awarded to rookie Riccardo Mazzetti.[56]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final / BM
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Antonino Barillà Double trap 125 16 Did not advance
Niccolò Campriani 10 m air rifle 630.2 OR 1 Q N/A 206.1 OR  
50 m rifle prone 625.3 6 Q N/A 102.8 7
50 m rifle 3 positions 1174 8 Q N/A 458.8 OR  
Marco De Nicolo 10 m air rifle 620.5 30 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 626.0 5 Q N/A 123.6 6
50 m rifle 3 positions 1168 27 N/A Did not advance
Massimo Fabbrizi Trap 118 6 Q 11 6 Did not advance
Giuseppe Giordano 10 m air pistol 580 5 Q N/A 118.4 6
50 m pistol 547 26 N/A Did not advance
Marco Innocenti Double trap 136 5 Q 27 2 Q 24  
Luigi Lodde Skeet 116 24 Did not advance
Riccardo Mazzetti 25 m rapid fire pistol 586 4 Q N/A 10 6
Giovanni Pellielo Trap 122 1 Q 14 2 Q 13 (+3)  
Gabriele Rossetti Skeet 121 5 Q 16 1 Q 16  
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final / BM
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Diana Bacosi Skeet 72 3 Q 15 2 Q 15  
Chiara Cainero 70 4 Q 16 1 Q 14  
Jessica Rossi Trap 69 2 Q 10 6 Did not advance
Petra Zublasing 10 m air rifle 411.6 34 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 589 OR 1 Q N/A 437.7 4

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Italian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[57][58]

With the successful podium finish at the 2015 FINA World Championships, long-freestyle distance aces Gregorio Paltrinieri and upcoming four-time Olympian Federica Pellegrini became the first Italian swimmers to be selected to the Olympic team for Rio 2016.[59] The rest of the Italian swimmers must attain the federation's entry standards at three selection meets to confirm their places for the Games: Italian Nationals in Riccione (April 19 to 23), European Championships in London (May 16 to 22), and Sette Colli trophy in Rome (June 24 to 26).[60]

On June 30, 2016, the Italian Olympic Committee nominated a total of 38 swimmers (20 men and 18 women) for the Games. Eighteen of them, including Paltrinieri and Pellegrini, were directly qualified under the federation's entry standards in three-meet selection process, while others were added to the roster upon the federation's discretionary selection criteria.[61]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marco Belotti 200 m freestyle 1:48.71 33 Did not advance
Federico Bocchia 50 m freestyle 22.54 37 Did not advance
Piero Codia 100 m butterfly 51.72 6 Q 51.82 11 Did not advance
Andrea Mitchell D'Arrigo 200 m freestyle 1:47.46 23 Did not advance
Gabriele Detti 400 m freestyle 3:43.94 3 Q N/A 3:43.49  
1500 m freestyle 14:48.68 5 Q N/A 14:40.86  
Luca Dotto 50 m freestyle 21.87 9 Q 21.84 9 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 48.47 10 Q 48.49 12 Did not advance
Filippo Magnini 100 m freestyle 49.40 37 Did not advance
Luca Marin 400 m individual medley 4:17.88 16 N/A Did not advance
Gregorio Paltrinieri 1500 m freestyle 14:44.51 1 Q N/A 14:34.57  
Luca Pizzini 200 m breaststroke 2:11.26 16 Q 2:11.53 14 Did not advance
Matteo Rivolta 100 m butterfly 52.67 25 Did not advance
Simone Ruffini 10 km open water N/A 1:53:03.5 6
Simone Sabbioni 100 m backstroke 54.91 28 Did not advance
Andrea Toniato 100 m breaststroke 1:00.45 22 Did not advance
Federico Turrini 200 m individual medley DNS Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:18.39 20 N/A Did not advance
Federico Vanelli 10 km open water N/A 1:53:03.9 7
Luca Dotto
Luca Leonardi
Filippo Magnini
Marco Orsi
Michele Santucci
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:14.22 9 N/A Did not advance
Marco Belotti
Andrea Mitchell D'Arrigo
Gabriele Detti
Alex Di Giorgio
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:09.20 9 N/A Did not advance
Luca Dotto
Simone Sabbioni
Matteo Rivolta
Andrea Toniato
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:34.85 11 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ilaria Bianchi 100 m butterfly 58.48 20 Did not advance
Rachele Bruni 10 km open water N/A 1:56:49.5  
Diletta Carli 400 m freestyle 4:17.15 27 N/A Did not advance
Martina Carraro 100 m breaststroke 1:07.56 20 Did not advance
Arianna Castiglioni 1:07.32 17 Did not advance
Martina De Memme 800 m freestyle DNS N/A Did not advance
Silvia Di Pietro 50 m freestyle 24.89 17 Did not advance
Erika Ferraioli 50 m freestyle 25.40 34 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.20 26 Did not advance
Sara Franceschi 200 m individual medley 2:15.61 28 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:48.48 30 N/A Did not advance
Alice Mizzau 200 m freestyle 1:59.16 24 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:14.20 22 N/A Did not advance
Margherita Panziera 200 m backstroke 2:10.92 17 Did not advance
Federica Pellegrini 100 m freestyle DNS Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:56.37 5 Q 1:55.42 3 Q 1:55.18 4
Stefania Pirozzi 200 m butterfly 2:09.40 17 Did not advance
Alessia Polieri 2:08.95 15 Q 2:09.35 14 Did not advance
Luisa Trombetti 200 m individual medley 2:14.66 22 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:45.52 26 N/A Did not advance
Silvia Di Pietro
Erika Ferraioli
Laura Letrari
Alice Mizzau
Federica Pellegrini
Aglaia Pezzato
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:35.90 4 Q N/A 3:36.78 6
Diletta Carli
Martina De Memme
Chiara Masini Luccetti
Alice Mizzau
Federica Pellegrini
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:57.74 13 N/A Did not advance
Ilaria Bianchi
Arianna Castiglioni
Federica Pellegrini
Carlotta Zofkova
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:59.09 7 Q N/A 3:59.50 8

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Italy has fielded a squad of nine synchronized swimmers to compete in both the women's team and duet routine by virtue of their third-place finish at the FINA Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro.[62][63]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Linda Cerruti
Costanza Ferro
Duet 90.4412 6 91.1333 181.5745 6 Q 92.3667 182.8079 6
Elisa Bozzo
Beatrice Callegari
Camilla Cattaneo
Linda Cerruti
Francesca Deidda
Costanza Ferro
Manila Flamini
Mariangela Perrupato
Sara Sgarzi
Team 91.1142 5 N/A 92.2667 183.3809 5

TennisEdit

Italy has entered seven tennis players (four men and three women) into the Olympic tournament. Two-time Olympian Andreas Seppi (world no. 40), along with his colleagues Fabio Fognini (world no. 34) and rookie Paolo Lorenzi (world no. 57), qualified directly for the men's singles as three of the top 56 eligible players in the ATP World Rankings, while Roberta Vinci (world no. 7), Sara Errani (world no. 22), and Karin Knapp (world no. 93) did so for the women's singles based on their WTA World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[64][65]

On June 30, 2016, the International Tennis Federation awarded one of the Olympic women's singles places to three-time Olympian Francesca Schiavone, as Italy's top-ranked player outside of direct qualifying position, but she decided to reject the invitation.[66] On July 30, 2016, Thomas Fabbiano (world no. 112) received a spare ITF Olympic place following the withdrawal of several tennis players from the Games.[67]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Thomas Fabbiano Singles   Dutra Silva (BRA)
L 6–7(4–7), 1–6
Did not advance
Fabio Fognini   Estrella Burgos (DOM)
W 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
  Paire (FRA)
W 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
  Murray (GBR)
L 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Did not advance
Paolo Lorenzi   Lu Y-h (TPE)
W 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Bautista Agut (ESP)
L 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Did not advance
Andreas Seppi   Marchenko (UKR)
W 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Nadal (ESP)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Fabio Fognini
Andreas Seppi
Doubles N/A   Marchenko /
Molchanov (UKR)
W 6–4, 6–3
  Bellucci /
 (BRA)
W 5–7, 7–5, 6–3
  Nestor /
Pospisil (CAN)
L 3–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sara Errani Singles   Bertens (NED)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Strýcová (CZE)
W 6-2, 6-2
  Kasatkina (RUS)
L 5-7, 2-6
Did not advance
Karin Knapp   Šafářová (CZE)
L 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Did not advance
Roberta Vinci   Schmiedlová (SVK)
L 5–7, 4–6
Did not advance
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Doubles N/A   Kerber /
Petkovic (GER)
W 6–2, 6–2
  Xu Yf /
Zheng Ss (CHN)
W 6–2, 6–3
  Šafářová /
Strýcová (CZE)
L 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Roberta Vinci
Fabio Fognini
Doubles   Mladenovic /
Herbert (FRA)
W 6–4, 3–6, [10–8]
  V Williams /
Ram (USA)
L 3–6, 5–7
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Italy has qualified a total of four triathletes for the following events at the Olympics. London 2012 Olympians Alessandro Fabian, Davide Uccellari, and Annamaria Mazzetti, along with Charlotte Bonin, were ranked among the top 43 eligible triathletes each in the men's and women's event, respectively, based on the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016.[68]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Alessandro Fabian Men's 17:22 0:49 55:07 0:40 33:37 1:47:35 14
Davide Uccellari 17:32 0:51 56:57 0:37 35:09 1:51:06 34
Charlotte Bonin Women's 19:07 0:55 1:01:29 0:43 38:34 2:00:48 17
Annamaria Mazzetti 19:42 0:52 1:04:08 0:37 36:34 2:01:53 29

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Three Italian beach volleyball teams (one men's pair and two women's pairs) qualified directly for the Olympics by virtue of their nation's top 15 placement in the FIVB Olympic Rankings as of June 13, 2016.[69][70] Among the beach volleyball players featured London 2012 Olympians Marta Menegatti and duo Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai.[71]

On 3 August 2016, Viktoria Orsi Toth was excluded from the women's tournament due to positive doping test for clostebol before the competitions.[72]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Adrian Carambula
Alex Ranghieri
Men's Pool A
  DopplerHorst (AUT)
W 2 – 0 (21–14, 21–13)
  BinstockSchachter (CAN)
W 2 – 1 (21–18, 14–21, 15–11)
  CeruttiSchmidt (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (19–21, 16–21)
1 Q   Lupo
Nicolai (ITA)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 21–23)
Did not advance
Daniele Lupo
Paolo Nicolai
Pool C
  OntiverosVirgen (MEX)
L 1 – 2 (21–14, 14–21, 11–15)
  NaceurSalah (TUN)
W 2 – 0 (21–17, 21–13)
  DalhausserLucena (USA)
L 1 – 2 (13–21, 21–17, 22–24)
Lucky Losers
  KantorŁosiak (POL)
W 2 – 1 (21–12, 15–21, 15–13)
3 q   Carambula
Ranghieri (ITA)
W 2 – 0 (21–12, 23–21)
  Barsouk
Liamin (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (21–18, 20–22, 15–11)
  Krasilnikov
Semenov (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (15–21, 21–16, 15–13)
  Alison
Bruno Schmidt (BRA)
L (19–21, 17–21)
 
Laura Giombini
Marta Menegatti
Women's Pool D
  BroderValjas (CAN)
L 1 – 2 (21–15, 18–21, 9–15)
  El-GhobashyMeawad (EGY)
W 2 – 0 (21–10, 21–13)
  LudwigWalkenhorst (GER)
L (18–21, 21–18, 9–15)
3 Q   Ross
Walsh Jennings (USA)
L 0 – 2 (10–21, 16–21)
Did not advance

IndoorEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Italy men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top two finish at the 2015 FIVB World Cup in Japan.[73]

Team roster

The following is the Italian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[74]

Head coach: Gianlorenzo Blengini

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
3 Daniele Sottile 17 August 1979 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Ninfa Latina
4 Luca Vettori 26 April 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 323 cm (127 in)   DHL Modena
5 Osmany Juantorena 12 August 1985 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 370 cm (150 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Cucine Lube Civitanova
6 Simone Giannelli 8 September 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 265 cm (104 in)   Diatec Trentino
7 Salvatore Rossini 13 July 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 301 cm (119 in)   DHL Modena
9 Ivan Zaytsev 2 October 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in)   Dynamo Moscow
10 Filippo Lanza 3 March 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Diatec Trentino
11 Simone Buti 19 September 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 328 cm (129 in)   Sir Safety Conad Perugia
13 Massimo Colaci (L) 21 February 1985 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 308 cm (121 in)   Diatec Trentino
14 Matteo Piano 24 October 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 325 cm (128 in)   DHL Modena
15 Emanuele Birarelli (C) 8 February 1981 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 316 cm (124 in)   Sir Safety Conad Perugia
16 Oleg Antonov 28 July 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Diatec Trentino
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Italy 5 4 1 12 13 5 2.600 432 375 1.152 Quarter-finals
2   Canada 5 3 2 9 10 7 1.429 378 378 1.000
3   United States 5 3 2 9 10 8 1.250 419 405 1.035
4   Brazil (H) 5 3 2 9 11 9 1.222 467 442 1.057
5   France 5 2 3 6 8 9 0.889 386 367 1.052
6   Mexico 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 283 398 0.711
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
09:30
Italy   3–0   France
(25–20, 25–20, 25–15)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,456
Referees: Hernán Casamiquela (ARG), Denny Cespedes (DOM)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
15:00
Italy   3–1   United States
(28–26, 20–25, 25–23, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,494
Referees: Vladimir Simonović (SRB), Andrey Zenovich (RUS)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
20:30
Italy   3–0   Mexico
(25–17, 25–13, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,472
Referees: Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL), Piotr Dudek (POL)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
22:35
Brazil   1–3   Italy
(25–23, 23–25, 22–25, 15–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,892
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
20:30
Italy   1–3   Canada
(23–25, 17–25, 25–16, 21–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,109
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
Quarterfinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
18:00
Italy   3–0   Iran
(31–29, 25–19, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,213
Referees: Denny Cespedes (DOM), Juraj Mokrý (SVK)
Semifinal
19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
13:00
Italy   3–2   United States
(30–28, 26–28, 9–25, 25–22, 15–9)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,153
Referees: Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL), Hernán Casamiquela (ARG)
Gold medal match
21 August 2016 (2016-08-21)
13:15
Italy   0–3   Brazil
(22–25, 26–28, 24–26)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,824
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Denny Cespedes (DOM)

Women's tournamentEdit

Italy women's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top three national finish at the first meet of the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.[75]

Team roster

The following is the Italian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[76][77]

Head coach: Marco Bonitta

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Serena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Imoco Volley
4 Alessia Orro 18 July 1998 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 302 cm (119 in)   Club Italia
6 Monica De Gennaro (L) 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in)   Imoco Volley
7 Martina Guiggi 1 May 1984 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 317 cm (125 in) 312 cm (123 in)   AGIL Novara
8 Alessia Gennari 3 November 1991 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 238 cm (94 in)   Foppapedretti Bergamo
9 Nadia Centoni 19 June 1981 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 311 cm (122 in)   Galatasaray S.K.
11 Cristina Chirichella 10 February 1994 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   AGIL Novara
14 Eleonora Lo Bianco 22 December 1979 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in)   Galatasaray S.K.
15 Antonella Del Core (C) 5 November 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Dynamo Kazan
16 Miriam Sylla 8 January 1995 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Foppapedretti Bergamo
18 Paola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Club Italia
20 Anna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 308 cm (121 in)   Club Italia
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 14 15 5 3.000 470 400 1.175 Quarter-finals
2   Netherlands 5 4 1 11 14 7 2.000 455 425 1.071
3   Serbia 5 3 2 10 12 6 2.000 410 394 1.041
4   China 5 2 3 7 9 9 1.000 398 389 1.023
5   Italy 5 1 4 3 4 12 0.333 351 374 0.939
6   Puerto Rico 5 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 277 379 0.731
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:35
Serbia   3–0   Italy
(27–25, 25–20, 25–23)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,373
Referees: Piotr Dudek (POL), Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
09:30
China   3–0   Italy
(25–21, 25–21, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,804
Referees: Patricia Rolf (USA), Paulo Turci (BRA)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:35
Italy   0–3   Netherlands
(21–25, 20–25, 20–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,539
Referees: Juraj Mokrý (SVK), Nasr Shaaban (EGY)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
15:00
United States   3–1   Italy
(25–22, 25–22, 23–25, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,243
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Denny Cespedes (DOM)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
15:00
Italy   3–0   Puerto Rico
(25–14, 25–13, 25–22)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,225
Referees: Kang Joo-hee (KOR), Patricia Rolf (USA)

Water poloEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Italy men's Men's tournament   Spain
W 9–8
  France
W 11–8
  Montenegro
W 6–5
  Croatia
L 7–10
  United States
L 7–10
3   Greece
W 9–5
  Serbia
L 8–10
  Montenegro
W 12–10
 
Italy women's Women's tournament   Brazil
W 9–3
  Australia
W 8–7
  Russia
W 10–5
N/A 1   China
W 12–7
  Russia
W 12–9
  United States
L 5–12
 

Men's tournamentEdit

Italy men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top four finish at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste.[78]

Team roster

The following is the Italian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[79]

Head coach: Alessandro Campagna

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2016 club
1 Stefano Tempesti (c) GK 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 9 June 1979   Pro Recco
2 Francesco Di Fulvio D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 15 August 1993   Pro Recco
3 Niccolò Gitto CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 12 October 1986   Pro Recco
4 Pietro Figlioli D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 May 1984   Pro Recco
5 Alessandro Velotto CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 February 1995   Canottieri Napoli
6 Michaël Bodegas CF 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 3 May 1987   Pro Recco
7 Andrea Fondelli D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 27 February 1994   Pro Recco
8 Valentino Gallo D 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 17 July 1985   Posillipo
9 Christian Presciutti D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 27 November 1982   Pro Recco
10 Nicholas Presciutti CB 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 14 December 1993   Pro Recco
11 Matteo Aicardi CF 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 19 April 1986   Pro Recco
12 Alessandro Nora D 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 24 May 1987   AN Brescia
13 Marco Del Lungo GK 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 1 March 1990   AN Brescia
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3   Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4   Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5   United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6   France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
6 August 2016
11:40
Report Spain   8–9   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Vojin Putniković (SRB), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 1–2, 2–4
Molina 4 Goals Figlioli, Presciutti 3

8 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   11–8   France Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–1, 1–2, 2–2
Aicardi 4 Goals three players 2

10 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   5–6   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Péter Molnár (HUN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 1–1, 0–1, 3–2
Brguljan 2 Goals Di Fulvio 3

12 August 2016
10:20
Report Croatia   10–7   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–3, 3–2, 2–1
Sukno 5 Goals Gallo 2

14 August 2016
15:30
Report United States   10–7   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 3–2, 3–1, 2–0
four players 2 Goals Di Fulvio, Figlioli 2
Quarterfinal
16 August 2016
16:30
Report Greece   5–9   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Sergey Naumov (RUS), Boris Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 2–2, 1–2, 2–3
Fountoulis, Mourikis 2 Goals Figlioli 3
Semifinal
18 August 2016
16:30
Report Italy   8–10   Serbia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 2–3, 0–1, 6–3
three players 2 Goals three players 2
Bronze medal match
20 August 2016
13:00
Report Montenegro   10–12   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 2–4, 4–3
Janović 3 Goals C. Presciutti 4

Women's tournamentEdit

Italy women's water polo team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top four finish at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Gouda.[80]

Team roster

The following is the Italian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[81]

Head coach: Fabio Conti

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2016 club
1 Giulia Gorlero GK 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 26 September 1990   Despar Messina
2 Chiara Tabani CB 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 27 August 1994   Mediostar Prato
3 Arianna Garibotti D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 9 December 1989   Despar Messina
4 Elisa Queirolo CB 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 6 March 1991   Plebiscito Padova
5 Federica Radicchi CB 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 21 December 1988   Despar Messina
6 Rosaria Aiello CF 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 12 May 1989   Despar Messina
7 Tania Di Mario (c) D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 4 May 1979   L’Ekipe Orizzonte
8 Roberta Bianconi CB 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 8 July 1989   Olympiacos
9 Giulia Emmolo D 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 16 October 1991   Olympiacos
10 Francesca Pomeri CF 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 18 February 1993   Città di Cosenza
11 Aleksandra Cotti CF 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 13 December 1988   Rapallo Pallanuoto
12 Teresa Frassinetti CF 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 December 1985   Rari Nantes Bogliasco
13 Laura Teani GK 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 13 March 1991   Plebiscito Padova
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 3 0 0 27 15 +12 6 Quarter-finals
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 31 15 +16 4
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 23 31 −8 2
4   Brazil (H) 3 0 0 3 13 33 −20 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host.
9 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   9–3   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 2–0, 3–0, 3–2
Bianconi 3 Goals three players 1

11 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   8–7   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
 Péter Molnár (HUN), Boris Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 0–1, 2–3, 2–1
Garibotti 3 Goals Southern, Webster 2

13 August 2016
10:20
Report Russia   5–10   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 1–3, 1–2
Grineva 2 Goals Bianconi 3
Quarterfinal
15 August 2016
19:40
Report Italy   12–7   China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–1, 4–2, 4–3
Bianconi 3 Goals Zhang 3
Semifinal
17 August 2016
12:20
Report Russia   9–12   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–4, 0–2, 5–4
Ivanova, Lisunova 2 Goals Garibotti 5
Gold medal match
19 August 2016
15:30
Report United States   12–5   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 1–2, 4–1, 3–1
Neushul 3 Goals Radicchi 2

WeightliftingEdit

Italy has qualified one male and one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top seven national finish (for men) and top six (for women), respectively, at the 2016 European Championships.[82] The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.

The Italian Olympic Committee selected London 2012 Olympian Mirco Scarantino and rookie Giorgia Bordignon to the weightlifting team for the Games.[83]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Mirco Scarantino Men's −56 kg 115 10 149 5 264 7
Giorgia Bordignon Women's −63 kg 98 8 119 6 217 6

WrestlingEdit

Italy has qualified two wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished among the top six to book an Olympic spot in the men's freestyle 65 kg at the 2015 World Championships, while the other claimed the remaining Olympic slot in the men's Greco-Roman 98 kg to round out the Italian roster at the final meet of the World Qualification Tournament in Istanbul.[84]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by fall.
  • PP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Frank Chamizo −65 kg Bye   Safaryan (ARM)
W 3–1 PP
  Iakobishvili (GEO)
W 3–1 PP
  Asgarov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Bye   Molinaro (USA)
W 3–1 PP
 
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Daigoro Timoncini −98 kg Bye   Aleksanyan (ARM)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Alexuc-Ciurariu (ROU)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 12

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