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. She has two Olympic medals, one in individual and one in synchronized springboard diving. Tania Cagnotto is 20 times the European Champion in diving as well.
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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