Gabriele Detti


Medals and podiums

Bronzes at the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the 400m and 1500m freestyle
World Championship Gold at Budapest in 2017 in the 800m freestyle and Bronze in the 400m freestyle
World Championship Bronze at Gwangju in 2019 in the 400m freestyle

I was thrown in the water - in a pool where my uncle and now my coach, Stefano Morini, worked - when I was 8 months old. I do not know whether the person who threw me in was my mum or my dad, but since then I haven't been able to do without swimming. I am tenaceous and determined, and work constantly to achieve the goals I have set myself. I am a member of the Army corps.