Gabriele Detti

Gabriele Detti (born 29 August 1994) is an Italian competitive swimmer,[2] current world champion of the 800 m freestyle.

Gabriele Detti
Personal information
National team Italy
Born (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994[1]
Livorno, Italy
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
CoachStefano Morini

Career highlights

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Detti competed in the men's 1500 metre freestyle, finishing in 13th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the final. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the men's 400 metre freestyle as well as a bronze medal in the men's 1500 metre freestyle, race won by teammate Gregorio Paltrinieri.

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Detti won the bronze medal in the 400 m. Later he won the gold medal in the 800 m, becoming the world champion in the distance and setting the new European record in a time of 7:40.77. Two years later Detti confirmed his bronze medal in the 400 m freestyle in Gwangju 2019, sharing the podium with Sun Yang and Mack Horton, as already happened in Rio and in Budapest.

Personal bests (LC)

Event Time Meet Note(s)
200 m freestyle1:46.38 2017 Italian Championships
400 m freestyle3:43.23 2019 World Aquatics Championships NR
800 m freestyle7:40.77 2017 World Aquatics Championships ER
1500 m freestyle14:40.86 2016 Summer Olympics


  1. "Profile of Gabriele Detti". Rio 2016. 7 August 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. "Gabriele Detti". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
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