Having won the 400m Individual Medley title at consecutive European Junior Championships in 2008 and 2009, Roberto Pavoni switched to Kevin Renshaw’s group at the British Gas GBR National Performance Centre in Loughborough for the 2010 season.
Roberto Pavoni Profile
|Date of Birth||22nd March 1991|
|Team/Club||British Gas GBR National Performance Centre, Loughborough|
Pavoni continued to improve in 2011, defending his British 400m IM title before reaching the final in the same event on his World Championship debut in Shanghai.
His Olympic debut followed in 2012 as Pavoni competed in the 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley in front of a home crowd at London 2012.
A fourth consecutive British 400m Individual Medley gold in 2013 was followed by a second World Championship appearance in Barcelona where Pavoni narrowly missed out on another final, finishing ninth in the 400m IM.
|Long Course 200m Backstroke||2:00.89||2011|
|Long Course 200m Butterfly||1:56.10||2012|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||1:58.14||2013|
|Long Course 400m Individual Medley||4:12.24||2014||NR|
|Short Course 200m Backstroke||1:57.98||2013|
|Short Course 200m Butterfly||1:52.87||2013|
|Short Course 200m Individual Medley||1:54.20||2013|
|Short Course 400m Individual Medley||4:04.65||2013|
|Olympic Games||200m Butterfly||2012||1:57.55||20th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:15.56||13th|
|World Championships||200m Butterfly||2013||1:57.60||16th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.44||11th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:15.81||9th|
|400m Individual Medley||2011||4:19.85||8th|
|Commonwealth Games||200m Butterfly||2010||1:58.13||7th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:03.37||9th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:19.81||7th|
|European Championships||200m Butterfly||2010||2:00.47||17th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:04.40||26th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:22.38||12th|
|World Short Course Championships||200m Butterfly||2012||1:55.67||18th|
|200m Individual Medley||1:58.36||21st|
|400m Individual Medley||4:11.17||14th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||3:16.77||10th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||7:05.73||7th|
|European Short Course Championships||200m Backstroke||2011||1:59.31||31st|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.79||24th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:12.05||12th|
|European Junior Championships||400m Individual Medley||2009||4:17.27||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:04.03||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:19.95||GOLD|
|British Championships||200m Butterfly||2014||1:57.20||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||1:59.08||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:12.24||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||1:58.14||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:13.67||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:00.19||4th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:12.43||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:13.37||GOLD|
|200m Individual Medley||2:01.93||BRONZE|
|400m Individual Medley||4:14.55||GOLD|
|400m Individual Medley||4:18.89||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:04.24||5th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:23.98||5th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:08.25||20th|
|400m Individual Medley||4:30.77||9th|
|200m Individual Medley||2:11.49||22nd|
IN THE POOL
Who has been greatest influence on you: Nezzatron - my coach at Offshore for two and half years
When did you begin swimming: 30th November 1997 was my first swimming lesson. I was 6 years old and have never looked back!
OUT OF THE POOL
Ultimate relaxation: Chilling on the beach listening to music in the Sun.
Tip for the top: Don't lose hope, for when darkness falls, the stars come out.
Life after swimming: I'd like to work in media, keeping in touch with swimming. Also would like to be a swimming coach and have my own club.
How would you like to be remembered: As the world's best.
Films: Will Smith films - I am Legend, I, Robot etc
Band/Music: Little bit of anything
Food: Pasta and pizza!
Hobbies: Swimming, eating and sleeping
Last book read: Only the Heart by Brian Caswell