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Maicol
Verzotto
ItalyItaly, ITA
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 May 1988
Height
172 cm
Weight
65 kg
Family
Partner Lisa Florian
Residence
Bolzano, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Economics, Management - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano: Bolzano, ITA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving as a child at the Bolzano Nuoto sports complex in Bolzano, Italy.
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro [ITA] / Bolzano Nuoto [ITA]:
Name of coach
Giorgio Cagnotto [personal], ITA; Oscar Bertone [national], ITA

General Interest

Hobbies
Sailing, travelling, snowboarding, skiing. (LinkedIn profile, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, and silver at the 2016 European Championships in London, England, and competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (erticalinnovation.it, 10 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother and brother. (salto.bz, 14 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To defend his title in the mixed 3m synchronised springboard at the 2018 European Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. (erticalinnovation.it, 10 Jan 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He and partner Elena Bertocchi won a gold medal in the mixed 3m synchronised springboard at the 2017 European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine. They became the first Italian pair to claim gold in this discipline at the European championships. (federnuoto.it, 13 Jun 2017)

BUSINESS OWNER
He is the co-founder of Functional Gums, a company that develops chewing gum products. (Twitter profile, 10 Jun 2018; altoadige.gelocal.it, 14 Nov 2013)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He was featured as the diver in the music video for 'Oxygen', a song by Italian singer Raf. He has also featured in an advert for Italian pasta company Barilla. (rio2016.coni.it, 21 Aug 2016)

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