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Alessia Filippi

Filippi at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.
Personal information
NameAlessia Filippi
Full nameAlessia Filippi
StrokesFreestyle , Backstroke and medley
ClubAurelia Nuoto
Height1.86 m

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Alessia Filippi (born 23 June 1987 in Rome) is an Italian swimmer.

Filippi excels in backstroke and individual medley races, as well as in middle-distance freestyle (400 to 1500 m).

She won 400 m individual medley at the 2006 European Swimming Championships in Budapest. She also won a bronze medal in the same championship, and a silver medal in the 2006 short-course World Championships. In December 2006 she confirmed her title at the 2006 short-course European Championships in Helsinki. In July 2008 she broke the European record in the 1500 m freestyle (long course). After winning two gold medals in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven earlier that year. She became champion in the 400 m individual medley and the 800 m freestyle.

On 12 December 2008, at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2008 held in Rijeka, she set the new world record in the 800 m freestyle (short course), with the time of 8:04.53.

Filippi won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

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