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Alessia Filippi

Alessia Filippi
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Filippi at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.
Personal information
NationalityItaly Italy
Born (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 33)
Rome, Italy
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
WebsiteAlessiaFilippi.it
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle , Backstroke and medley
ClubAurelia Nuoto

Alessia Filippi (born 23 June 1987 in Rome)[1] is a retired Italian swimmer.

Filippi won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

Biography

Filippi excels in backstroke and individual medley races, as well as in middle-distance freestyle (400 to 1500 m).

She won 400 m individual medley at the 2006 European Swimming Championships in Budapest.[2] She also won a bronze medal in the same championship, and a silver medal in the 2006 short-course World Championships.[3] In December 2006 she confirmed her title at the 2006 short-course European Championships in Helsinki. In July 2008 she broke the European record in the 1500 m freestyle[4] (long course). After winning two gold medals in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven earlier that year. She became champion in the 400 m individual medley and the 800 m freestyle.[5]

On 12 December 2008, at the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Rijeka, she set the new world record in the 800 m freestyle (short course), with the time of 8:04.53.

Retirement

On 12 October 2012, at the age of 25 years, she announced her retirement from competitions. [6]

Personal bests

She currently holds 1 World record (marked as WR), 3 European records (ER) and 12 Italian records (IR). Her personal bests (as of the 25 April 2009) are:

Event Long course (year) Short course (year)
200 m freestyle 1:58.42 (2008) 1:59.40 (2008)
400 m freestyle 4:07.15 (2009) 3:59.35 (2008) IR
800 m freestyle 8:17.21 (2009) IR 8:04.53 (2008) WR
1500 m freestyle 15:44.93 (2009) ER 16:14.3 (2006)
100 m backstroke 1:01.52 (2006) 1:01.25 (2006)
200 m backstroke 2:08.44 (2009) IR 2:04.55 (2009) IR
200 m individual medley 2:13.08 (2007) 2:11.69 (2008)
400 m individual medley 4:34.34 (2008) IR 4:26.06 (2008) IR
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:39.18 (2006) IR
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:49.76 (2008) ER 7:50.39 (2006) IR
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.90 (2008) IR

See also

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alessia Filippi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. ^ LEN: European Championships Budapest (HUN) Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Shanghai 2006 results". Archived from the original on March 6, 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2007.
  4. ^ Italian Championships Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  5. ^ LEN: European Championships Eindhoven (NED) Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Swimming: Alessia Filippi to retire". agi.it. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2012.

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Records
Preceded by
Kate Ziegler
Women's 800 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

12 December 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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