Mario Sanzullo (born 5 June 1993) is a 28-year-old professional marathon swimmer from Italy. He swims for the Gruppo sportivo della Polizia di Stato.
Open Water Swimming Career
- He finished 9th in the 2019 FINA World Championships 10 km race that qualified him for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to be held on 5 August 2021 in Tokyo Bay.
- He placed second in the 2013 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Rosario, Argentina.
- On 8 February 2015, he won the 25 km at the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix in Argentina at the age of 21.
- He captured the Campionato Italiano Assoluto 10 km race in Luogo Napoli on 9 June 2013
- He finished 43rd in the 10 km FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on 22 July 2013
- He finished second at the 15 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Ciudad de Rosario in Argentina in both 2013 and 2014
- He won the 2015 Maratón Internacional Aguas Abiertas Villa Urquiza - Paraná race on the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit
- He finished third in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea
- He finished second in the 5 km race at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary on 15 July.
- He finished 3rd in the 2019 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in 54:33.19 in Miami, Florida on 3 May 2019.
- On 13 March 2021, he finished 4th in the 10 km in 1:52:14.20 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Qatar at the age of 27.
- On 15 February 2020, he finished 14th in the 10 km in 1:50:07.50 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Qatar at the age of 26.
- On 15 June 2019, he finished 6th in the 10 km in 1:50:25.00 at the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Lake Balaton, Hungary at the age of 26.
- On 9 November 2018, he finished 5th in the 10 km in 1:53:04.30 at the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in the UAE at the age of 25.
- On 9 August 2018, he finished 8th in the 10 km in 1:49:47.40 at the European Championships in the UK at the age of 25.
- On 16 June 2018, he finished 16th in the 10 km in 1:56:28.70 at the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Lake Balaton, Hungary at the age of 25.
- On 9 June 2018, he finished 2nd in the 10 km in 1:56:22.33 at the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Setubal Bay, Portugal at the age of 25.
- On 20 May 2018, he finished 7th in the 10 km in 1:49:47.10 at the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series in Seychelles at the age of 24.
- On 5 August 2021, he finished 14th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020 Tokyo Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results
Gold: Florian Wellbrock (Germany, 23) 1:48:33.70
Silver: Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary, 24) 1:48:59.00
Bronze: Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy, 26) 1:49:01.10
4. Matan Roditi (Israel, 22) 1:49:24.90
5. Athanasios Kynigakis (Greece, 22) 1:49:29.20
6. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France, 25) 1:50:23.00
7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands, 29) 1:51:30.80
8. Michael McGlynn (South Africa, 21) 1:51:32.70
9. Hau-Li Fan (Canada, 23) 1:51:37.00
10. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA, 27) 1:51:40.20
11. Rob Muffels (Germany, 26) 1:53:03.30
12. Kai Graeme Edwards (Australia, 22) 1:53:04.00
13. Taishin Minamide (Japan, 25) 1:53:07.50
14. Mario Sanzullo (Italy, 28) 1:53:08.60
15. David Farinango (Ecuador, 20) 1:53:09.80
16. Phillip Seidler (Namibia, 23) 1:53:14.10
17. Daniel Delgadillo (Mexico, 31) 1:53:14.40
18. Alberto Martinez (Spain, 23) 1:53:16.50
19. Kirill Abrosimov (Russian Olympic Committee, 29) 1:54:29.30
20. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia, 37) 1:56:33.30
21. Vitaliy Khudyakov (Kazakhstan, 26) 1:57:53.70
22. William Yan Thorley (Hong Kong, 18) 1:58:33.40
23. Tiago Campos (Portugal, 22) 1:59:42.00
24. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic, 25) 2:01:52.10
DNF Hector Thomas Cheal Pardoe (Great Britain, 20)
DNF David Aubry (France, 24)
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