Giorgio Lamberti

Giorgio Lamberti (born 28 January 1969) is an Italian former swimmer.[1]

Giorgio Lamberti
Personal information
Full nameGiorgio Lamberti
Born (1969-01-28) 28 January 1969
Brescia, Lombardy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)


Lamberti was born in Brescia, Lombardy. At six, he was advised to begin swimming to improve his light physique. At 17, in 1986, he won the first of his six Italian championships. He took part in the following 1986 World Aquatics Championships, where he reached the B final in the 200 freestyle, and took part in the Italian 4x200 freestyle relay.

The following year, now coached by Alberto Castagnetti, he established the new short course record at Bonn in the 200 and 400 m freestyle. However, he did not qualify for the finals in the same races at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games later in the year. At the 1989 European LC Championships, held again in Bonn, winning the gold medal in the 100 and 200 m freestyle; in the latter, with 1'46"69, he set the new world record, which remained unbeaten for 10 years, until Grant Hackett improved it at Brisbane in 1999. Lamberti at Bonn won another gold medal in the 4x200 freestyle.

In the 1991 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, Lamberti won the gold medal in the 200 m freestyle, winning also a medal in the 100 m and 4x200 m races. In the European Championships held in the same year at Athens, he won a silver medal in the 200 m, behind Artur Wojdat, and a bronze in the 100  (won by Alexander Popov) and 400 m (won by Yevgeny Sadovyi). Lamberti participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics, obtaining a fifth place in the 4x200 m relay as his best results.

After swimming

He retired from professional swimming in 1993, and, from 2003 to 2008, was a member of the city's council of Brescia, with responsibility of sports and recreation. He later held several positions in the Italian Swimming Federation. In 2004 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

See also


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Giorgio Lamberti". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
Preceded by
Alberto Tomba
Italian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Gianni Bugno
Preceded by
Tamás Darnyi
European Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
Adrian Moorhouse
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