Meet The Team - Roberto Pavoni
Get to know World Championship finalist and British 400m IM champion Roberto Pavoni. Read his Tweets, view images, watch videos of him in action and being interviewed, check how his Olympic rivals compare with him and much more.
Harold Wood, Essex
British Gas ITC
400m Individual Medley on 28 July
200m Butterfly on 30 & 31 July
Did you know?
- Roberto credits much of his progress as a swimmer to the two-and-a-half years he spent training under coach Chris Nesbit at British Swimming's Offshore Centre on the Gold Coast in Australia.
- He sports a tattoo on his left hip saying "Offshore 08-09" in honour of his time Down Under.
- Roberto also has strong Italian links with his father hailing from Rome but nowadays Roberto's life is based around Loughborough where he studies Sport and Exercise Science at the University.
Having won the 400m Individual Medley title at consecutive European Junior Championships in 2008 and 2009, the Essex-born swimmer switched to senior coach Kevin Renshaw's group at the British Gas ITC in Loughborough for the 2010 season. After competing at the 2010 European Championships and reaching two finals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Pavoni continued his improvement in 2011, clocking a personal best 4:13.37 to take 400m Individual Medley gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships then reaching the final in the same event on his World Championship debut in Shanghai.