“A smile for life”
Athlete of the Fiamme Gialle Sports Group and already considered the strongest continental diver, she proved herself to be the first Italian diver to win a world medal at the Montreal World Championships.
At the Beijing Games, she ranks 5th in the 3m springboard reaching the best result ever achieved by a member of the Italian national team at the Olympics. The following year, having won a European gold in Turin and a world silver in Rome, she embarks on a new adventure in duo with Francesca Dellapé.
At the European Championships in Rostock, she won her 19th of the 29th European medals she went on to collect during her career, breaking the historic record of Russian champion Sautin.
The Rio Games saw her take home, in addition to an individual bronze, an Olympic silver in the 3 m synchronized springboard, making the Cagnotto-Dellapé duo go down in history as the longest-running and most successful in the world of diving.