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Alessia Filippi is an Italian swimmer. Filippi won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. Filippi excels in backstroke and individual medley races, as well as in middle-distance freestyle (400 to 1500 m). She won 400 m individual medley at the 2006 European Swimming Championships in Budapest.
She also won a bronze medal in the same championship, and a silver medal in the 2006 short-course World Championships. In December 2006 she confirmed her title at the 2006 short-course European Championships in Helsinki. In July 2008 she broke the European record in the 1500 m freestyle(long course). After winning two gold medals in the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven earlier that year. She became champion in the 400 m individual medley and the 800 m freestyle.
On 12 December 2008, at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2008 held in Rijeka, she set the new world record in the 800 m freestyle (short course), with the time of 8:04.53. On 12 October 2012, at the age of 25 years, she announced her retirement from competitions.