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Martina Grimaldi [en]

Martina Grimaldi delle Fiamme oro nuoto gran fondo

Place of birth: Bologna
Date of birth: 28 September 1988
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Sport: Open water swimming
Discipline/Event: 10 Km - 25 km
Occupation: Police officer (Agente Scelto)
Original club: C.N. Uisp Bologna
Present club: Fiamme Oro

Her international career started in 2006 with a 6th place in the 5 km open water event at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest. The following year Martina appeared at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, where she finished 6th in the same event.

In 2008 she seized her first important medal, getting a silver in the 10 km women's open water marathon at the European Championships in Dubrovnik, narrowly missing the bronze medal in the 25 km event.

Martina appeared at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she finished only 10th , but at the Rome World Championships in 2009 she won the bronze medal in the 10 km open water event.

Her gold medal dreams came true at the 2010 World Championships in Roberval (Canada) where she competed in the 10 km open water event, and went on winning in 2011, seizing a silver medal in the same event at the World Championships in Shanghaiand a gold medal at the European Championships held in Eilat (Israel).

In London she was among the leading contenders in the fight for an Olympic medal. In fact, she won a fine bronze medal after a very hard race, the only swimming medal for Italy in the 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2013, she won the world championships in Barcelona in the 25 km event.

Results

Olympic Games
2012 - London (GB) Bronze - Women's 10km Marathon

World Championships
2013 - Barcelona (Spain) - Gold - 25 km
2011 - Shanghai (China) -Silver - 10 km
2011 - Shanghai (China) - 5th place - 25 km
2009 - Rome - Bronze - 10 km

World Open Water Swimming Championships
2010 - Roberval (Canada) - Gold

European Championships
2012 - Piombino (Italy) - Gold - 10 km
2012 - Piombino (Italy) - Bronze - 25 km
2011 - Eilat (Israel) - Gold - 10 km
2010 - Budapest (Hungary) - Bronze - 25 km
2008 - Dubrovnik (Croatia) - Silver - 10 km
2008 - Dubrovnik (Croatia) - - 4th place - 25 km
2006 - Budapest (Hungary) - - 6th place - 5 km

Fina 10km Marathon Swimming Word Cup
2013 - Fina Gran Prix - Capri (Italy) - Gold
2013 - Fina Gran Prix - Ohrid Lake (Macedonia) - Gold
2013 - Fina Gran Prix - Cozumel (Mexico) - Gold
2012 - Santos (Brasil) - Gold - 10 km
2010 - Santos (Brasil) - Silver - 10 km
2010 - Setubal (Portugal) - Gold - 10 km
2009 - Santos (Brasil) - 4th place - 10 km
2008 - Dubai (United Arab Emirates) - Bronze - 10 km
2007 - Wien (Austria) - Gold - 10 km

Italian Championships
2011 - Gold (10km marathon) - Silver (25 km) - Bronze (5 km)
2011 - Bronze (1500m freestyle) - Silver (5000m freestyle)
2010 - Silver (10 km marathon) - Silver (25 km) - Silver (5 km)
2009 - Gold (10 km) - Gold (25 km) - Gold (5 km)
2009 - Bronze (1500 freestyle) - Silver (5000 freestyle) - Silver (4x200 freestyle)
2008 - Silver (10 km marathon) - Gold (25 km) - Silver (5 km) - Bronze (5 km crono)
2008 - 2 Bronze (800m freestyle) - Bronze (5000m freestyle) - Bronze (400m individual medley)
2007 - Bronze (10 km marathon) - Gold (5 km)
2007 - Silver and Bronze (1500m freestyle) - 2 Silver (400m individual medley)
2006 - Bronze (5 km)
2006 - Bronze (800m freestyle) - 2 Bronze (5000m freestyle)
2005 - Silver (1500m freestyle) - Silver and Bronze (400m individual medley)

Italian version

25/07/2012
(modificato il 14/11/2013)