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Francesca Lollobrigida

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA20702199101
NOCItaly
Born07 Feb 1991 in  Rome
GenderWomen
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Higher educationBiotechnology - University of L'Aquila: Italy
ResidenceRome, ITA
FamilyHusband Matteo Angeletti
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.06 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.94 23 Feb 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:52.23 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 3:54.43 10 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    5000m 6:51.76 10 Feb 2022 Beijing  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    3000m   1    
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m     2  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1 1    
General Interest
General Interest
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 in Italy. Her partner Matteo Angeletti has represented Italy in roller speed skating and won gold in the 5000m relay at the 2015 European Championships in Worgl, Austria. (ercolefragasso.it, 23 Jun 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jan 2021; oasport.it, 27 Oct 2016; outdoorblog.it, 06 Feb 2014; altoadige.gelocal.it, 15 Jan 2013)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesLollo (Athlete, 09 Dec 2019; livegreen.bio, 14 Jun 2021)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Francesca-Lollobrigida-399772163436438  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has competed in roller speed skating internationally, and won 13 gold medals at the world championships between 2012 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jan 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCS Aeronautica Militare: Italy  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe underwent three operations on her shoulder between 2011 and 2012 after crashing while training at the 2011 World Inline Championships in Yeosu, Republic of Korea. (isu.org, 07 Jan 2019; Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)

She missed about three years of competition between 2008 and 2011 because of glandular fever. (isu.org, 07 Jan 2019)
 
Memorable sporting achievementHer performances during the 2021/22 season, in which she won two medals at the Olympic Winter Games and secured multiple podium finishes at World Cup events. (vanityfair.it, 03 Apr 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I used to go out roller speed skating behind cars on the streets in Rome, Italy, with my father, at specific times with little traffic. After the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, my father encouraged me to take up speed skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Chad Hedrick. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard, never give up." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA; Matteo Anesi [national], ITA  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCycling. (vanityfair.it, 03 Apr 2022)  
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)  
MilestonesShe became the first female speed skater representing Italy to win a medal at the European allround championships by winning a bronze medal in the small combination at the 2019 edition of the tournament in Collalbo, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Dec 2019; sportfair.it, 12 Jan 2019)  
Other informationOTHER ROLES
In November 2020 she was named an athlete representative of the Italian Roller Sports Federation [FISR]. (worldskate.org, 16 Nov 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a degree in motor sciences at San Raffaele University of Rome in Italy. (Instagram profile, 02 Nov 2022; Facebook profile, 28 Oct 2021; livegreen.bio, 14 Jun 2021)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m2  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start3  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start4  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 3000m4  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround8  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps8  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m8  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 3000m9  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround10  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 3000m11  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround12  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    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  
    2018/2019 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  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround18  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m19  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m23  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB Mass Start1  
    2013/2014 Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB 3000m1  
    2017/2018 Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 Inzell Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m3  
    2017/2018 Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2021/2022 Heerenveen Mass Start3  
    2021/2022 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start3  
    2016/2017 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2016/2017 Stavanger Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 Erfurt Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2021/2022 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 3000m3  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai 3000m3  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2019/2020 Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Mass Start 15 Laps6  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 3000m7  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m15  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m25  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Overall26  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m38  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m46  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m50