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FERRARI Vanessa (ITA)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
FERRARI
Firstname
Vanessa
Country
Italy
City
BRESCIA
Country of birth
Italy
Place of birth
Orzinuovi
Year of birth
1990
Height
146 cm / 4' 9''
Weight
45 kg / 99 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Twitter account
Instagram account
Facebook page

Nickname

Vany, Farfalla di Orzinuovi [The Butterfly from Orzinuovi], Cannibale [Cannibal] (Facebook profile, 20 Sep 2017; premiofairplay.com, 10 Jul 2018)

Hobbies

Watching skating and diving competitions, international pop music, ballet, drawing, dancing. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012; usagym.org, 27 Feb 2015; federginnastica.it, 01 Jan 2013)

Occupation

Athlete

Spoken languages

English, Italian

Club

Brixia Brescia [ITA] / CS Esercito [ITA]

Coach

Enrico Casella [Brixia, national], ITA (La Gazzetta dello Sport, 25 Jul 2018)

International senior debut

2006 for Italy, European Championships in Volos, Greece (mcsmaria.blogspot.co.uk, 02 Nov 2012)

Injuries

She suffered a torn Achilles tendon while competing at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. She underwent surgery and returned to training in July 2018. (flogymnastics.com. 08 Oct 2017; La Gazzetta dello Sport, 25 Jul 2018)

She underwent surgery on both her Achilles tendons and her left ankle in September 2016. She required a six-month recovery period. She began to suffer shoulder problems during her recovery period but chose not to undergo surgery. (oasport.it, 25 Mar 2017; intlgymnast.com, 23 Sep 2016)

She withdrew from the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, with Achilles tendon problems. She underwent a procedure for Achilles tendon reconstruction in December 2015 and was on crutches for a short time. (blitzquotidiano.it, 03 Feb 2016)

She won a bronze medal in the individual all-around at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, despite competing with a fractured left foot. She did not find out about the fracture until after the competition. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012)

She broke her right hand on the uneven bars in December 2005. The injury required surgery and she had four screws placed in her hand. (FIG, 23 Oct 2006)

Start sporting career

She took up gymnastics at age seven. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012)

Reason for taking up the sport

"I was watching television when I saw a gymnast on a balance beam for the first time. 'Wow, I would like to be like her,' I thought." (montpellier2015en.wordpress.com, 15 Apr 2015)

Ambitions

To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (oasport.it, 25 Mar 2017)

Philosophy / Motto

"If you want to have the hope of getting there, you have to believe it all the way, and behave accordingly." (vanityfair.it, 2014)

Awards

In 2018 she received the Fair Play Menarini International Award for being a role model for Italian youth. (premiofairplay.com, 10 Jul 2018)

In 2007 she was honoured as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. (quirinale.it, 08 Jan 2007)

She was awarded the Golden Collar of the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI] after claiming gold in the individual all-around at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. (International Gymnast, 20 Oct 2006; charitystars.com, 20 Nov 2014)

Additional information

General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Italian to win the women's individual all-around world title when she claimed gold at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. (wogymnast.com, 15 Mar 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2010 she starred in the music video for the song 'Believe in Me' by Italian singer Valerio Scanu. In May 2015 she released her biography titled 'Effetto Farfalla' [Butterfly Effect]. (goodreads.com, 05 May 2015; bresciaoggi.it, 23 Apr 2010)

Last update : 2018-09-18

All-Around
Rank Final
16
Score Final
56.541 
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
55.265 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
12.000
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.766
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.866
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
169.396
All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
57.999 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
57.932 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.900
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
167.930
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
168.397
All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
59.450 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
56.532 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.333
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.166
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
224.621
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
25.866 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
12.266
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
3.933
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.600
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
55.665 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
13.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.933
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
167.597
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
224.452
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
57.166 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
57.231 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.766
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.033
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.666
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.566
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
169.023
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
222.459
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
56.732 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
56.915 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.833
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.216
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.500
All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
55.532 
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
56.198 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.466
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
219.578
All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
56.165 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
56.124 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.933
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.600
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.458
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
163.429
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
219.179
All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
60.550 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.050
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
175.450
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
7.325
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
12.450
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
12.850
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.750
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.650
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
55.731 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
54.032 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
56.432 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
56.799 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
56.766 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
54.558 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
13.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.525
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
28.699 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.133
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.533
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
161.488
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
166.928
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
27.433 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.600

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