“I am very proud of this award and also excited“He said it Federica Pellegrinithe first Olympic gold medal in the history of Italian swimming, receiving the Menarini International Fair Play Award for the category ‘Myth person – Sustenium Energy and Heart’ during the final ceremony of the XXVI edition in Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo).
“I have always believed that I was born for the sport that I have practiced since the beginning, swimming – Federica Pellegrini said from the stage – I have always put all of myself into the desire to raise the bar more and more. I made the first Olympics at 16 and the last at 32: I can say that I have made an incredible, extraordinary, wonderful journey. Now I have decided to close a cycle of my sporting life. Now I will work in the IOC with great pride “.