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Pietro Figlioli

Pietro FiglioliSport: Waterpolo

Nation: Italy

DOB: May 29, 1984

Career Highlights: Though this will be the speedy Figlioli's first Olympics competing for Italy, the 28-year-old is no stranger to the Summer Games stage. He competed for Australia in both the 2004 and '08 Olympics, in which the Aussies placed ninth and eighth, respectively. Figioli has scored 25 goals in his Olympic career, highlighted by a four-goal effort in a 12-8 victory over Greece during group play four years ago. He scored three times in a game on four other occasions - three of them in 2008, including the 9-8 loss to Greece that dropped the Aussies to eighth place. While his family has Italian heritage, Figioli was born in Rio de Janeiro before moving to Australia, where he began his career. He moved to Italy and became a citizen after signing a deal to play with Italian club Pro Recco in 2009. Figioli's nickname is "Rocket Arm." His father, Jose Fiolo, competed in swimming for Brazil at the 1968 and '72 Games and once held the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Olympic History: 2008,2004

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