Tania Cagnotto retires. The blue diver communicates it with a long message via social media in which she announces the new motherhood. “I told you that around September I would decide whether or not to continue my way to Tokyo. It was a really difficult choice … Well yes, this time I chose life, family and shortly after destiny wanted to give me a new life inside me, already happy for my choice “.
Tania Cagnotto says enough, Tokyo 2020, postponed to the following year, has become an unattainable goal, as it already seemed to her three years ago, when she announced her retirement, but then think again. The reason why she is now leaving definitively at 35, however, is the most beautiful, “there is a new life inside me”, in short, she is pregnant, and between the desire for another medal and motherhood the second obviously prevails , because “the desire to expand the family has won”.
She explains it herself with a long post on Instagram (below) which is the farewell to the competitive spirit of the only Italian woman to have won a world gold in diving and of the one who has collected the most podiums in Europe. Without forgetting, of course, that he won at the Rio 2016 Olympics the bronze from the 3 meter springboard e silver in the synchro springboard paired with Francesca Dallapè, the teammate who had convinced her to return to competitions with Tokyo in her sights. So Tania paired with Francesca had obtained the second place in the three-meter synchro at the Italian championships, but now Japan has become unreachable and Cagnotto leaves with a showcase in which there are a total of 34 golds, 15 silvers and 13 bronzes.