René Gusperti

René ("Spillo") Gusperti (born 18 March 1971) is an Italian former swimmer. He was a world class freestyle sprinter during the 1990s and unchallenged Italian Champion in the same years.

René Gusperti
Personal information
Born18 March 1971 (1971-03-18) (age 48)

Biography

Gusperti was born in Schlanders/Silandro. He began swimming in Rari Nantes Trento, there he met his long-lasting coach Walter Bolognani, current head-coach of the Italian Junior National Team. He later joined Fiamme Gialle (the Athletic Team of Guardia di Finanza) and won his first Italian Championship in 1991, from then on ten years of nearly uninterrupted victories follows. During the nineties Gusperti competed in all the major international events, including 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2005 he joined CSI Trento Nuoto where he still swim -as of 2007- and coaches. He is the brother of André Gusperti, another renowned former Italian swimmer.

Major achievements

Personal Bests

Time Distance Event Course Venue Date
22.77 50 m Freestyle Long Wien 28 August 1995
22.29 50 m Freestyle Short Salò 8 April 2004
49.59 100 m Freestyle Short Camogli 18 December 2003

International

Year Meet Venue Distance Event Result
1987 European Youth Championships Rome, Italy 50 m Freestyle 3rd
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 50 m Freestyle 1st
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 4×100 m Freestyle 2nd
1993 Mediterranean Games Languedoc-Roussillon, France 50 m Freestyle 2nd
Mediterranean Games Languedoc-Roussillon, France 4×100 m Freestyle 3rd
1996 European Championships Riesa, Germany 50 m Freestyle 2nd
European Championships Riesa, Germany 4×50 m Medley 2nd

Italian Championships

Year Meet Venue Distance Event Result
1991 Summer Pesaro 50 m Freestyle 1st
1992 Spring Florence 50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Florence 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Pesaro 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Pesaro 4 × 100 m Freestyle 1st
1993 Spring Florence 50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Florence 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Rome 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Roma 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
1994 Spring Florence 50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Florence 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Riccione 50 m Freestyle 1st
1995 Spring Florence 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer San Donato Milanese 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer San Donato Milanese 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
1993 Spring Livorno 50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Livorno 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Catania 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Catania 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
1997 Spring Livorno 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer San Donato Milanese 50 m Freestyle 3rd
Summer San Donato Milanese 4×100 m Medley 2nd
1998 Winter Desenzano 50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Livorno 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Livorno 4×100 m Medley 1st
Summer Bari 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
1999 Spring Genoa 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Asti 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
2000 Winter Desenzano 4×50 m Freestyle 1st
Winter Desenzano 50 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Monfalcone 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
2001 Winter Imperia 4×50 m Freestyle 1st
Spring Imperia 4×100 m Freestyle 1st
Summer Genoa 50 m Freestyle 1st
2002 Winter Camogli 4×50 m Freestyle 2nd
Winter Camogli 50 m Freestyle 3rd
Spring Brescia 4×100 m Freestyle 2nd
Spring Brescia 50 m Freestyle 2nd
Summer Gubbio 50 m Freestyle 3rd
2003 Summer Riccione 50 m Freestyle 3rd
2004 Summer Pesaro 4×100 m Freestyle 3rd

Other international participations


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