(ANSA) – ROME, NOVEMBER 17 – “A difficult year, very difficult, where meeting again was certainly Luca Dotto’s main goal. Covid, the postponement of the Olympics, the many uncertainties and above all the sudden death of his mother, pulverized the year 2020 of Luca, creating in him, as well as in many other people, strong emotional discomfort “. Mike Maric, former freediving world champion, now a doctor, university professor and coach of Olympic athletes, thus introduces the birth of his collaboration at Y-40 with Lica Dotto, reigning European champion in the 100m short course style, first man Italian to break the 48-second wall in the 100m freestyle, world runner-up in 2011 in Shanghai and, to date, the only Italian in the history of world medal in this race.
Goal for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“To obtain different results, you have to do different things. This is why I decided to change staff, after 10 years of association, and rely on new figures” explained Luca Dotto and thus, an acquaintance that began at the poolside, at the time when Maric trained freediving and the breathing techniques of Federica Pellegrini and Filippo Magnini, it has become a winning partnership. “It all starts with a passion, swimming. On the one hand, the fifteen and more years of an international career, two Olympic participations and more than 30 medals won between world and European championships. On the other hand, the desire to share what I have learned with the most young people between sport and values such as respect for rules and opponents, the importance of sacrifices – said Luca Dotto – Precisely for this reason I want to end my career in 2024 with the Paris games, to then concentrate and carry on my project of the Swim Academy, founded in 2019 to bring the little ones closer to the world of swimming “(ANSA).
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