Alessandro Campagna has achieved the rare distinction of winning Olympic medals both as a player and as a coach in the water polo world.
He won the Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992, in addition to a European title in 1993 and a World title in 1994.
As a coach, he led Italy to a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in Rio four years later, as well as two gold medals at the World Championships in 2009 and 2019.
Campagna was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale in 2019.
This year, the “Settebello” clinched silver in the World Cup and 5th place in the World Championships without a loss in regular time.