Olympic Swimmer Francesca Dallapé Shares Her Incredible Journey

By | July 10, 2019
Francesca Dallapè

Francesca Dallapé is an Italian diver. Dallapé finished sixth with Noemi Batki in the synchronized 3 metre springboard event of the 2008 Olympic Games.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Dallapé competed in both the individual 3 metre springboard, finishing in 15th, and the synchronised 3 metre springboard, finishing in 4th place with Tania Cagnotto. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, won silver in synchronized 3 metre springboard with Cagnotto.

Women Fitness President, Namita Nayyar, joins the Francesca Dallapé for an interesting chat about her journey to the Olympics and embracing motherhood.
Namita Nayyar:

People in general know very little about synchronized swimming. What inspired you pick this sport and pursue it as a career?

Francesca Dallapé:

I started by chance at six years old, even my parents didn’t know that there was a diving course in my city but I tried and I liked it immediately!

I continued because it is a sport that gave me so much stimulation, because every day I had to face so many fears to make increasingly difficult dives, it is a sport in continuous evolution and transformation.

Namita Nayyar:

You took your first swimming lessons when you were in the first grade and since then there has never been a look back. What does your training routine comprise of in a day?

Francesca Dallapé:

When I went to school, obviously the morning it was dedicated to lessons but, every day I spent all the afternoon in the pool!

After school I’ve been enlisted to the Army Sport Group and I started to do two workouts a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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