ROSOLINO Massimiliano (1978) Italy / Swimming
Whilst not having earned consecration during the Sydney games of 2000, the Italian swimmer at least earned recognition. Considered to be the most complete swimmer at the games following his victory in the 200 m medley, he finished in the wake of Ian Thorpe and Peter Van den Hoogenband, the two monsters of the swimming world, in the 400 m and the 200 m freestyle. He obtained a silver medal in the first race and a bronze in the second.Still young, he is making quick and marked progress just like countryman Fioravanti, double Olympic champion in the breaststroke. This was a surprising result for Italy, until then absent from the roll of honour in the major international swimming competitions.