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Massi Rosolino

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMassimiliano Edgar "Massi"•Rosolino
Used nameMassi•Rosolino
Born11 July 1978 in Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
Measurements192 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsLarus Nuoto, Roma (ITA) / C. N. Posillipo, Napoli (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Son of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Massimiliano Rosolino grew up in Italy, but lived in Australia from the age of 3 to 6, and he often returned there for long periods of training during his competitive career. An excellent middle distance freestyle swimmer, Rosolino reached his greatest heights in the 200 individual medley: he won the event at the 2000 European Championships, the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2001 World Championships. His medal performances span a decade, first medalling at the 1997 European Championships, while winning three medals at the 2008 World Short-Course Championships. In all, Rosolino won 60 medals in international and continental championships, with four Olympic medals, five World Championship medals, 10 World Short-Course Championships medals (1 title in 2006), 21 European Championship medals (7 titles) and 20 European Short-Course medals (7 titles). Rosolino also sports 41 gold medals from Italian Championships between 1995 and 2009, including 13 titles in the 200 m medley. In private life, Rosolino was previously romantically involved with Roberta Capua, Miss Italy of 1986, and second in the 1987 Miss Universe Pageant, but currently has a daughter with dancer Natalia Titova, known for her appearances in the Italian edition of Dancing with the Stars.

Personal Bests: 200 m freestyle – 1:46.60 (2000); 400 m freestyle – 3:43.40 (2000); 200 m IM – 1:58.98 (2000).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Massi Rosolino
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 6
2000 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Massi Rosolino
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 5
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4
200 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Massi Rosolino
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 3 Bronze
200 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 11
2008 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) ITA Massi Rosolino
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 28
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 13
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Italy 4

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