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Francesco Attolico

Full name: Francesco Attolico
Nickname(s): Airone Azzurro
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 23, 1963 in Bari, Bari, Italy
Affiliations: Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti Bologna (UISP) / Cus d'Annunzio, Pescara
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Francesco Attolico was goalkeeper for the Italian water polo team in more than 400 matches. He was the hero of the final against Spain at the 1992 Olympics, making 10 saves in the 9-8 extra time victory. Italy completed the triple crown by winning the world title in 1994, having won the European Championship in 1993 (repeating in 1995). Nationally, he won three Italian titles, two with Pescara (1997 and 1998) and one with [Posillipo] (2001). He quit in 2001, and became assistant-manager and goalkeeper coach for the Italian national team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-09 ITA 9, ESP 8 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-08 ITA 9, EUN 8 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #1 1T 1992-08-01 ITA 7, HUN 7 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #4 1 1992-08-02 ITA 6, NED 4 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #7 1 1992-08-03 ITA 11, CUB 8 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #12 1T 1992-08-05 ITA 9, ESP 9 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #14 1 1992-08-06 ITA 8, GRE 6 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1996-07-28 ITA 20, HUN 18 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1996-07-27 CRO 7, ITA 6 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1996-07-26 ITA 11, RUS 9 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #3 1 1996-07-20 ITA 10, USA 7 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #5 1 1996-07-21 ITA 8, UKR 6 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #8 1 1996-07-22 ITA 10, CRO 8 0
1996 Summer 33 Atlanta Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #10 1 1996-07-23 ITA 10, GRE 8 0
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 2000-09-29 HUN 8, ITA 5 0
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #1 1 2000-09-23 ITA 11, SVK 8 0
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #4 1T 2000-09-24 RUS 7, ITA 7 0
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #7 1 2000-09-25 ITA 6, ESP 5 0
2000 Summer 37 Sydney Water Polo Italy ITA Group A Match #12 1 2000-09-26 ITA 6, AUS 5 0