Tania Cagnotto (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtaːnja kaɲˈɲɔtto]; born 15 May 1985) is a retired Italian diver. She is the first Italian female diver to win a medal in a World Championship. A member of the sporting federation Sport Federation Federazione Italiana Nuoto, she is sponsored by the GN Fiamme Gialle – Bolzano Nuoto.
15 May 1985 |
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
|Event(s)||1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m|
She won her first medal at age 14. Since then, she has won several other championships in Europe and the USA. A participant in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in the European Tournament in Madrid, she was the gold medallist in the 10-meter platform event and won a bronze medal for her performance in the 3-meter springboard competition. After a disappointing performance in the 10-meter platform final round at the Montreal 2005 World Championships, she won the bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard event. Cagnotto won a third consecutive bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard at the Rome 2009 World Championships, after a 4th place in the 1-meter springboard event. Together with Francesca Dallapè, she also won a silver medal in the 3-meter springboard synchronized event.
She won the gold medal in the 1-meter springboard at the 2015 FINA World Championship held in Kazan; she was the first Italian female diver to achieve this result. In the same event, Cagnotto also won the bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard.
Cagnotto announced that the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were to be her last competitive events. After narrowly missing medals in London, five-time Olympian Cagnotto retires winning a silver in the 3m synchro (with her partner Francesca Dallapé) and bronze in the women's 3m.
She is set to compete in Torino in 12-14 May 2017 in 1m springboard as her last competition before retirement, according to an Italian newspaper; and afterwards she plans to coach diving.
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney||18th||3 m springboard|||
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens||8th||3 m springboard|||
|8th||10 m platform|||
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing||5th||3 m springboard|||
|10th||10 m platform|||
|2012||Olympic Games||London||4th||3 m springboard|
|4th||3 m synchronized springboard|||
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro||3rd||3 m springboard|
|2nd||3 m synchronized springboard|
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