Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapé are a team of Italian Olympic divers. Both Tania and Francesca were Olympic veterans coming into Rio, despite neither of them winning a medal before 2016.
The 31-year-old Cagnotto had previously competed in four other Olympic Games, going 0-for-7 when it came to medaling in diving events at the 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics. The 2012 Games were the most frustrating for Tania, as she finished in fourth place in both the 3 meter springboard and the synchronized 3-meter springboard.
The 30-year-old Dallapé had previously competed in the 2008 and 2012 Games, and she was 0-for-3 at medaling in diving events on the biggest stage in sports. Her best finish was also fourth as she was Tania’s partner for the synchronized 3-meter springboard at the 2012 Olympics.
On Sunday, August 7, the duo of Cagnotto and Dallapé was finally able to get on the podium. Their score of 313.83 was good enough for silver in the synchronized 3-meter springboard final, giving them that elusive medal. Francesca is done competing at 2016 Games, while Tania will look to add another Olympic medal to her trophy case in the 3-meter springboard final on Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapé’s well-deserved medal by taking a look at 22 of their hottest photos.