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Francesca Lollobrigida

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA20702199101
NOCItaly
Born07 Feb 1991 in  Rome
GenderWomen
ResidenceRome, ITA
OccupationAthlete, Serves in the Air Force
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Higher educationBiotechnology - University of Aquila: Italy
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.00 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.64 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:02.75 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:09.37 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/francesca.lollobrigida.9  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA; Maurizio Lollobrigida [father]  
Reason for choosing this sportShe had dreams of competing at the Olympic Winter Games.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried skating at age 14 months. She took up speed skating in 2008 in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  
Club / TeamAeronautica Militaire [ITA] / Team Lasaulec [NED]:  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has competed in inline speed skating, winning four gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Oostend, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Jan 2014)  
Famous relativesHer sister Giulia has represented Italy in roller speed skating and speed skating. Her great aunt is the actress Gina Lollobrigida, who was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Her father Maurizio competed in speed skating at national level. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Nov 2016; oasport.it, 27 Oct 2016; outdoorblog.it, 06 Feb 2014; altoadige.gelocal.it, 15 Jan 2013)  
NicknamesLollo (oasport.it, 12 Dec 2016)  
Other informationTIME ABROAD
Primarily based in Rome, Italy, she spends half the year living and training in Heerenveen, Netherlands, where she shares an apartment with her younger sister Giulia. "Since there are no indoor tracks in Italy [there are only two outdoor rings in Baselga di Pine and Collalbo di Renon] I was forced to move to Holland. For six months I live in Heerenveen, which is the cradle of speed skating on the ice, the rest of the year I live in Rome." (pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017; avvenire.it, 12 Feb 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHer father Maurizio. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Do your best always." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)

"Go hard, never give up." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)
 
AmbitionsTo win a medal in the mass start at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (avvenire.it, 12 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesCycling, reading, shopping, playing the piano. (schaatsen.nl, 15 Jun 2017; pyeongchang2018.coni.it, 12 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesShe has required surgery on her shoulder on three occasions during her career. She had two operations in 2011, and another one the following year. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)

She stopped skating between 2008 and 2011 due to illness and injuries. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017; online-skating.com, 02 Mar 2016)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the mass start at the 2014 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Awards and honoursShe was flag bearer for Italy at the 2017 World Roller Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (fisr.it, 18 Jul 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround12  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m13  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround14  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m15  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 3000m16  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall26  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m38  
    2007/2008 World Cup 3000/5000m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m46  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m49