FERRARI Vanessa
Italy
ITA
Title
Ms
Lastname
FERRARI
Firstname
Vanessa
Gender
female
Country
Italy
Place of birth
Orzinuovi
Year of birth
1990 (29 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Vany, Farfalla di Orzinuovi [The Butterfly from Orzinuovi], Cannibale [Cannibal] (Facebook profile, 20 Sep 2017; premiofairplay.com, 10 Jul 2018)
Hobbies
Watching skating and diving competitions, international pop music, ballet, drawing, dancing. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012; usagym.org, 27 Feb 2015; federginnastica.it, 01 Jan 2013)
Occupation
Army, Athlete
Spoken languages
English, Italian
Club
Brixia Brescia [ITA] / CS Esercito [ITA]
Coach
Enrico Casella [Brixia, national]; Marco Campodonico [Brixia]; Monica Bergamelli [Brixia]; Laura Rizzoli [Brixia] (oasport.it, 01 Feb 2019)
International senior debut
2006 for Italy, European Championships in Volos, Greece (mcsmaria.blogspot.co.uk, 02 Nov 2012)
Injuries
In April 2019 she underwent surgery on both ankles. (federginnastica.it, 16 Apr 2019)

She suffered a torn Achilles tendon in her left foot while competing at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. She underwent surgery and returned to training in July 2018. She then sustained a bone oedema in the same foot in September 2018 that obliged her to stop her training for two months. She returned to competition at the World Cup event in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, in February 2019. (flogymnastics.com. 08 Oct 2017; La Gazzetta dello Sport, 25 Jul 2018; oasport.it, 22 Feb 2019; sportfair.it, 08 Dec 2018)

She underwent surgery on both her Achilles tendons and her left ankle in September 2016. She required a six-month recovery period. She began to suffer shoulder problems during her recovery period but chose not to undergo surgery. (oasport.it, 25 Mar 2017; intlgymnast.com, 23 Sep 2016)

She withdrew from the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, with Achilles tendon problems. She underwent a procedure for Achilles tendon reconstruction in December 2015 and was on crutches for a short time. (blitzquotidiano.it, 03 Feb 2016)

She won a bronze medal in the individual all-around at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, despite competing with a fractured left foot. She did not find out about the fracture until after the competition. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012)

She broke her right hand on the uneven bars in December 2005. The injury required surgery and she had four screws placed in her hand. (FIG, 23 Oct 2006)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics at age seven. (vanessaferrari.com, 02 Jan 2012)
Reason for taking up the sport
"I was watching television when I saw a gymnast on a balance beam for the first time. 'Wow, I would like to be like her,' I thought." (montpellier2015en.wordpress.com, 15 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (oasport.it, 25 Mar 2017)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. (ilgiornale.it, 28 Nov 2018)
Philosophy / Motto
"If you want to have the hope of getting there, you have to believe it all the way, and behave accordingly." (vanityfair.it, 2014)
Awards
In 2018 she received the Fair Play Menarini International Award for being a role model for Italian youth. (premiofairplay.com, 10 Jul 2018)

In 2007 she was honoured as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. (quirinale.it, 08 Jan 2007)

She was awarded the Golden Collar of the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI] after claiming gold in the individual all-around at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. (International Gymnast, 20 Oct 2006; charitystars.com, 20 Nov 2014)
Additional information
General
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2010 she starred in the music video for the song 'Believe in Me' by Italian singer Valerio Scanu. In May 2015 she released her biography titled 'Effetto Farfalla' [Butterfly Effect]. (goodreads.com, 05 May 2015; bresciaoggi.it, 23 Apr 2010)

Last update : 2019-05-28

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
16
Score Final
56.541 
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
55.265 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
12.000
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.766
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.866
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
169.396

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
57.999 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
57.932 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.900
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
167.930
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
168.397

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
59.450 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Test Events Olympic Games

2012 - XXX Olympic Games - Test Events LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
56.532 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.333
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.166
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
224.621
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Championships

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
25.866 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
12.266
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
3.933
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.600

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
55.665 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
13.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.933
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
167.597
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
224.452

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
57.166 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
57.231 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.766
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.033
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.666
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.566
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
169.023
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
222.459

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
56.732 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
56.915 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.833
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.216
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.500

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
55.532 
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
56.198 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
14.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.466
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
219.578

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
56.165 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
56.124 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.933
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.600
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.458
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
163.429
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
219.179

2007 - 40th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
60.550 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.050
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
175.450
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.300
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.033

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.733
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.533

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
11.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.600
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.300
World / Challenge Cup

2016 - World Challenge Cup 2016 ANADIA (POR)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
7.325
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
12.450
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
12.850
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.750
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.650

2015 - AT&T American Cup World Cup 2015 CII DALLAS (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
55.731 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - Glasgow 2014 World Cup C II GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
54.032 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - ENBW DTB World Cup 2014 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
56.432 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - Tokyo Cup 2014 C II TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
56.799 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - AT&T American Cup World Cup 2014 CII GREENSBORO (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
56.766 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
54.558 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
13.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.525

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
28.699 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.133
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.533
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
161.488
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
166.928

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
27.433 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.600

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