Gabriele Detti Bio: Girlfriend, Olympics & Sponsors

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Gabriele Detti is a 29 years old Italian professional swimmer. He is an athlete of Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro (Italian Police Sports Section).  

He is one time 800m freestyle world champion. Likewise, he is the 3 times Olympian and even won 2 bronze medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Talking of his personal life, Detti is married to fellow Italian swimmer Stefania Pirozzi. She competed for Italy in the 2012 London Olympics.

Gabriele Detti
Gabriele Detti

During his free time, Detti likes to listen to rock music and relax at the seaside.

Now, before diving depth into Gabriele Detti’s life, let’s look at quick facts at a glance. 

Quick Facts

Name Gabriele Detti
Date of Birth 29th August 1994
Birth Place Livorno, Italy
Nick Name Unavailable
Age 29 years old
Gender Male
Religion Unknown
Nationality Italian
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Virgo
Profession Swimming
Height 6’0″ (1.84 m)
Weight 79 kg (174 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.6
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black 
Eye Color Brown
Tattoo No
Father Name Corrado Detti
Mother Name Paola Morini
Siblings Unknown
Relationship Dating (2017)
Wife Stefania Pirozzi
Education Unknown
Club Cs Esercito
Coach Stefano Morini
Strokes Freestyle
Career 2009-present
Olympic Records
  • Rio 2016: 400m freestyle (Bronze),
  • 1500 freestyle relay (Bronze)
World Championship Records
  • 2019 Gwangju: 400m freestyle (Bronze)
  • 2017 Budapest: 400m freestyle (Bronze),
  • 800m freestyle (Gold)
Personal Best
  • 200m freestyle (LC); 1:46.38, Trieste (2017)
  • 400m freestyle (LC): 3:43.28, Gwangju (2019)
  • 800m freestyle (LC): 7:40.77, Budapest (2017)
  • 1500m freestyle (LC): 14:40.86, Rio (2016)
Salary Unavailable
Net Worth $500k to $1 million
Hobbies Movies, Music
Social media Instagram, FacebookTwitter
Swimming Merch Swimming Gear
Last Update July, 2024

Gabriele Detti | Background and Personal Life

Gabriele Detti was born on 29th August 1984 in Livorno, Itlay. He is son of Corrado Detti and Paola Morini. 

Detti mentions he started swimming just at the age of 8. Moreover, he was thrown into the pool by his parents, and ever since, he could not live without swimming basically. 

Likewise, growing up, he idolized Italian swimmer Massimiliano Rosolino. Besides, he was also a fan of German Paul Biedermann and legend Michael Phelps. 

His body measurement is 6 feet tall (1.84 m), and he weighs around 79 kg (174 lbs). 

Personal Life

Detti married his longtime girlfriend, Italian swimmer Stefania Pirozzi. She is also an athlete of Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro just like Detti.

Likewise, she represented Itlay in the 2012 London Olympics. Stefania won gold in the European championship and bagged one silver and bronze in the 2020 edition. 

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Gabriele Detti with his wife during Rio Olympics

Moreover, they started dating in 2013 after she moved to Ostia. However, in the beginning, Stefania didn’t like him as she thought he was very smug.

Later, as they started training together, they developed a bond that turned into a relationship.

Detti showed full support to her when she was having a bad period with her ex-boyfriend. Now, the athletic couple is living a happily married life pushing each other for glory. 


During his free time, Detti likes to spend some quality time near the seaside. He also enjoys listening to rock music. 

Moreover, he is a huge fan of the American rock band Linkin Park and likes listening to the same music before the beginning of every race he competes in. 

He is also an avid traveler. In addition, his social media posts clearly suggest he has been to amazing places around the world. 

However, one of Detti’s favorite things to do is swimming. He swims daily to have fun and improve himself. 

He is also a fitness enthusiast, so he loves adding weights and resistance band training to his workout routine. 

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Gabriele Detti | Professional Career

Early years

Detti enjoyed a lot of success in his junior career.

Moreover, he earned his first international call-up in the European Youth Olympic in 2009 but placed 14th in 1500m freestyle. 

Later, at European Junior Championship, he picked up silver medals in 400m, 800m, and 1,500 m freestyle. 

He also finished second in 800m freestyle and third in 1,500m freestyle at World Junior Championships. 

Next in the European Junior Championship, Detti converted his silver into gold, finishing first in both 400m and 1500m freestyle and 800m freestyle relay. 

Later, in his senior international meet, he made into finals of 800m and 400m freestyle, finishing fifth and sixth. 

International Stage

Next up, he swam on the global greatest sporting stage (Olympics). But, in the only 1500m freestyle, Detti competed; he placed 13th. 

Next year in Shanghai at the FINA World Championship, he sadly failed to make finals in 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle, finishing in 14th, 11th, and 19th place. 

However, in the Italian Championship, he broke the European 800m freestyle record.

Later, Detti finally earned his first senior international medal, finishing third in 800m and 1500m freestyle at the European Aquatics Championship in Berlin. 

Besides that in 400m, he placed fourth and sixth in the 800m freestyle relay. 

The next year in 2015, he sadly missed the World Championship due to a brutal urinary tract infection. 

In the Italian Championship, he qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics to compete in 400m and 1500m freestyle. 

Moreover, his finish of 3:43.97 in the 400m freestyle was 3rd fastest timing in the world at that time. 

Later, in the European Championship, he continued his form and won 400m freestyle setting a new European record. Likewise, in 800m ad 1500m freestyle, he won the silver medal. 

Olympics medal

Gabriele Detti already had the international experience needed to shine in the Olympics.

 Moreover, Detti finished in the podium position on his first day only at the Olympics in 400m freestyle. 

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Gabriele Detti celebrates after winning Olympics bronze medal

He took a bronze medal with a timing of 3:43.49. He finished the race strong after turning up last in the race until moving upfront in 300m. 

Later, his second bronze medal came on the last day of the event, finishing with a time of 14:40.86 in 1,500m freestyle to join his Itlay teammate Greggorio Paltrinieri who won gold. 

Detti also competed in the 4x200m freestyle relay but his team placed ninth.

Next in the 400m freestyle at the FINA World Championship, he placed third in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:43.93. 

Later, he became an 800m freestyle world champion. He also set a new European and Italian record, finishing with a time of 7:40.77. 

However, in November 2017, Detti sustained a left shoulder injury forcing him to miss out on the 2017 European Short Course Championship in Denmark. 

During the 2018 Itlay championship, he suffered pain in the same shoulder, ruling him out of the swimming tournament again.

It was only in November 2018 he returned to the competitive swimming events. At the 2018 World short course championship, he won a bronze medal in 400m freestyle. 

Later, in the 2019 FINA World long course Championship, he successfully defended his bronze medal at the 400m freestyle. 

Moreover, he finished with the personal best and Italian record time of 3:43.23. 

2021 Season

During the European Aquatics championship, Detti won a bronze medal in 800m freestyle. However, in the 400m freestyle, he finished 4th. 

At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, he went into the finals of 400m freestyle but finished out of podium position, finishing sixth. 

Likewise, in the 800m freestyle, he finished 5th, missing out on the finals. 

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Gabriele Detti | Earnings and Endorsement


In the 2017 FINA World Championship, he earned $20,000 after winning gold and $10,000 for a bronze medal.

Likewise, in the 2019 edition, he took home $10,000 for placing third. Then in FINA short course championship in 2018, he earned $7,000 after winning a bronze medal. 

In the 2016 European Aquatics Championship, Detti earned €2,000 for one gold medal. He also won another €3,000  for two silver medals in individual events.

In addition, for placing 3rd in the relay event, he won €2,50. Likewise, in the 2019 edition, he only took home €1,000 after winning one bronze medal. 

Furthermore, after winning two bronze medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Itlay awarded Detti €100,000 (€50,000 for each medal). 

Endorsement and Net Worth

The DAO sports agency currently represents Detti. Likewise, he plays for an Italian police force sports section team, The Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Oro.

However, his salary details are not yet revealed to the public. Besides that, Italian swimmer has tied sponsorship deals with many brands and companies. 

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Gabriele Detti during Toyota advertising campaign

Moreover, one of the notable sponsor companies is Toyota. He has already been to their many advertisement and campaign. 

He has also tied a deal with Italian brand Matt. They also provide Detti with various nutritional and wellness products like supplements, energy bars, and many more. 

Everybody known Italians love pasta. So, it’s no surprise he has a deal with the Italian pasta company Pastificio Felicetti. 

To date, Detti’s net worth is not published anywhere. However, looking at different online sources, his net worth is around $500k to $1 million. 

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Gabriele Detti | Social Media Presence

Gabriele Detti currently has three social media handles. However, he is more active on Instagram than others.

In addition, he has 135k fans following on his Instagram, whereas his Facebook and Twitter have combined 25k followers only. 

On his Instagram, he regularly posts videos and photos. He also uses social media as a marketing platform for his sponsor brands.

Likewise, he likes to posts swimming events and training. Lastly, Detti loves traveling, so he has many photos of his visiting many beautiful places. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Did Gabriele Detti compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Gabriele Detti competed in two swimming events for Itlay in the 2020 Olympics. In 800m freestyle, he finished in 5th position on the heat.

Likewise, in 400m freestyle, Detti managed to make it into the finals after placing 3rd in the heat. But, he could not secure a podium finish after finishing sixth. 

How many medals has Gabriele Detti won in the Olympics?

To date, Detti has competed in London Rio and Tokyo Olympics. Moreover, in the recent  Tokyo Olympics, he went home empty-handed. 

However, in Rio, he won a bronze medal in 400m freestyle and 1500 freestyle. 

Is Gabriele Detti married?

Gabrielle Detti is married to Stefania Pirozzi. Moreover, she represented Italy in one swimming event at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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