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Francesca Lollobrigida

Italy

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSITA20702199101
NOCItaly
Born07 Feb 1991 in  Rome
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Matteo Angeletti
ResidenceRome, ITA
OccupationArmed Forces Athlete
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Higher educationBiotechnology - University of L'Aquila: Italy
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.06 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.94 23 Feb 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:58.21 27 Feb 2021 Baselga di Piné  
    3000m 3:58.71 13 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:07.48 14 Feb 2021 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    3000m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Francesca-Lollobrigida-399772163436438  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMaurizio Marchetto [national], ITA; Maurizio Lollobrigida [father], ITA  
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."  
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 / TeamCS Aeronautica Militare: Italy  
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)  
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. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Nov 2016, 12 Jan 2021; oasport.it, 27 Oct 2016; outdoorblog.it, 06 Feb 2014; altoadige.gelocal.it, 15 Jan 2013; schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2021)  
NicknamesLollo (Athlete, 09 Dec 2019)  
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)  
HobbiesInline skating, cycling, reading, shopping, playing the piano, spending time at the beach, movies, drinking coffee. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2019; ricerca.repubblica.it, 05 Feb 2018; schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2021)  
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 achievementWinning gold in the mass start at the 2018 European Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2019)  
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)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (isu.org, 07 Jan 2019)  
MilestonesShe became the first female Italian speed skater to win a medal at the European allround championships after winning a bronze medal in the small combination at the 2019 edition in Collalbo, Italy. (sportfair.it, 12 Jan 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Dec 2019)  
Other informationPYEONGCHANG DISAPPOINTMENT
She was unsatisfied with her results at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "While at Sochi 2014 I was a very happy newcomer just for being there, in Korea I came as a favourite for the mass start. My opponents got the better of me tactically and managed to keep me out of the race for medals. It was a big disappointment, but I realised what I need to win. All the sacrifices I am making are with the 2022 Games in mind." (repubblica.it, 11 Apr 2019)

OTHER ROLES
In November 2020 she was named an athletes' representative of the Italian Roller Sports Federation [FISR]. (worldskate.org, 16 Nov 2020)
 
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  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    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  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    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  
    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  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    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  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai 3000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps6  
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m7  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m13  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m15  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m15  
    2019/2020 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  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m50