ALESSANDRO GNECCHI

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Name: Alessandro
Surname: Gnecchi
Born on: 30 July,1992
In: Como
Specialty: Canoe
Sport Club: Canottieri Lecco

Born in 1992, champion of the Italian and Lecco canoeing, Alessandro Gnecchi began canoeing when he was only 8 years old, following in his father’s footsteps. He soon started to compete in the junior categories. He has always been affiliated to his current sport club, Canottieri Lecco (Lecco Rowers). He graduated from High School of Technology and he is currently a law student at the University of  Milan.

Alessandro has been part of the Italian team since 2010. His started his career with marathon (24 km) in junior categories, achieving international good results. Then, he dedicated his career to canoe sprint (Olympic sport).

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2015
Senior National Team

  • 1st  k1-200 International Competition – Switzerland
  • 1st  k1-500 International Competition – Switzerland
  • 6th k1-European Championships under 23 – Romania
  • 1st Italian championship k2-5000 m
  • 15th in k4-1000 m  Duisburg (GER) World Cup
  • 10th in k4-1000 m Copenaghen (DEN) World Cup
  • 4th in k4-200 m Copenaghen (DEN) World Cup
  • 13th Under 23 Worldwide best in k1-200 m Under23 (POR) World Championship
  • 1st Italian Championship k2- 1000 m
  • 2nd Italian Championship  k1- 500 m
  • 5th Italian Championship k1- 200 m
  • 4th Italian Championship k2- 200 m

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2014
University National Team

  • 2nd k4-200 Minsk (BLR) University World Championship
  • 3rd k1-200 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k2-1000 Italian Championship
  • 3rd k2-500 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k2-5000 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k1-500 University Italian Championship

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2013

  • 3rd k1-500 Italian Championship
  • 3rd k2-200 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k2-5000 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k1-500 Rapperswil (CH) International Race
  • 1st k1-200 Rapperwil (CH) International Race
  • 3rd k1-5000 Rapperswil (CH) International Race
  • 1st k1-200 Sprint series Sydney (AUS)

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2012
University National Team

  • 6th k4-1000 Kazan (RUS) University World Championship
  • 7th k2-500 Kazan (RUS)  University World Championship
  • 2nd k2-5000 Italian Championship
  • 3rd k2 Marathon Italian Championship

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2011
Under23 National Team

  • final B in k2-500 u23 Zagabria (CRO) European Championship
  • 3rd k2-200 Italian Championship
  • 5thk1-5000 Italian Championship

COMPETITIVE SEASON 2010
Marathon (24 km) Junior National Team

  • 10th k1 Tyn (CZ) Marathon World Cup
  • 3rd k1 Brandenburg (GER) 2nd Marathon World Cup
  • 19th k1 Banyoles (SPA) Marathon World Championship
  • 3rd k1-200 Italian Championship
  • 3rd k1-500 Italian Championship
  • 4th  k1-1000 Italian Championship
  • 3rd k2-5000 Italian Championship
  • 2nd k1-200 Sprint series Nottingham (GBR)
  • 2nd k1-500 Sprint series Nottingham (GBR)
  • 2nd k1-1000 Sprint series Nottingham (GBR)