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Maicol
Verzotto
ItalyItaly, ITA
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 May 1988
Height
172 cm
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
Oscar Bertone [national], ITA; Giorgio Cagnotto [personal], ITA

General Interest

Hobbies
Sailing, travel, snowboarding, skiing. (LinkedIn profile, 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his brother. (salto.bz, 14 Jun 2017)
Famous relatives
His brother Julian Verzotto represented Italy in diving at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Bergen, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; altoadige.it, 13 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo with his brother Julian. (altoadige.it, 13 Jul 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He and his partner Elena Bertocchi became the first Italian pair to win gold in the mixed 3m springboard synchro at the European championships when they claimed victory at the 2017 edition of the tournament in Kiev, Ukraine. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; federnuoto.it, 13 Jun 2017)

BUSINESS OWNER
He is the co-founder of Functional Gums. The company develops chewing gum products and is based in Bolzano, Italy. (Twitter profile, 10 Oct 2018; noi.bz.it, 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. (rio2016.coni.it, 21 Aug 2016)

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