Gregorio Paltrinieri: From Pool to Open Water Dominance and Bronze WOWSA Awards Man of the Year
Gregorio Paltrinieri, the 27-year-old Italian swimmer, took the bronze in the Man of the Year category of the WOWSA Awards.
Gregorio’s dominance in the world of swimming was evident at the 2022 FINA World Championships where he won a gold medal in the 10 km open water race, a silver medal in the 5 km, a bronze in the 4x1500m relay, and a gold medal in the 1500m freestyle.
He has a love for swimming in the ocean more than in a pool, as he mentioned after his Olympic gold medal win in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. After winning a bronze medal in the 10 km open water event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Gregorio’s passion for open water swimming became evident.
The WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in open water swimming, celebrates individuals who embody the spirit of the sport and have made a positive impact on the community. With over 143 nominations evaluated by the 97 members of the WOWSA Awards Voting Academy, Gregorio was one of the 10 finalists chosen from 23 different countries for the Man of the Year category.
His impressive performance and love for open water swimming have made him a dominant force in the sport and his continued success has made lasting impact on the open water swimming community.
See Open Water Swimming Community Honors its Best at 2022 WOWSA Awards
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