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Rachele Bruni (born 4 November 1990) is an Italian swimmer, specialising in open water long-distance races.

Rachele Bruni
Rachele Bruni - Rio 2016b.jpg
Bruni at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
National team Italy
Born (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 28)[1]
Florence, Italy[2]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight59 kg (130 lb)[1]


In 2015 Bruni became the first Italian swimmer to win the FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup. She won it again in 2016.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Bruni won the silver medal in the 10 km marathon, behind Sharon van Rouwendaal. She initially finished in 3rd position, just behind world champion Aurélie Muller, but the latter was disqualified for obstructing Bruni at the finish line.[3][4] She has dedicated her medal to her girlfriend.[5]

She is an 8-time gold medalist at the European Open Water Swimming Championships.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Rachele Bruni". Rio 2016 Organizers. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rachele Bruni". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  3. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Sharon van Rouwendaal wins open water swim; Keri-Anne Payne seventh". BBC. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ Keith, Braden (15 August 2016). "Aurélie Muller DQ'ed after winning silver medal in women's 10km swim". Swimswam. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Olimpiadi, Rachele Bruni dedica la sua medaglia d'argento alla compagna Diletta: "Troppi pregiudizi, io vivo serena"" [Olympic games, Rachele Bruni dedicates her silver medal to her girlfriend Diletta: "Too many prejudices, I live a nice life"]. L'Huffington Post (in Italian). 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ Anderson, Jared (16 July 2016). "Blueseventy swim of the week: Bruni maintains OW Euros dominance". Swimswam. Retrieved 15 August 2016.