Roma 2022 – Facts & Figures

Italy won the swimming team award and were the most dominant nation across Roma 2022

Following the conclusion of 11 incredible days of European Aquatics Championship action across five sporting disciplines – which saw over 950 athletes competed for 77 gold medals – we have collated some of the key facts and stats from Roma 2022.

Overall medals:

  • Italy tops the overall medal table for the first time ever and they set several other records as well.
  • Their overall total of 67 medals is an all-time record, beating the previous record held by Russia who earned 47 at Glasgow 2018.
  • Italy’s overall Roma 2022 total was more than the next three best nations attained combined (59).
  • Italy’s number of gold medals (24), beats Russia’s previous record of 23, also set at Glasgow 2018.
  • Italy’s best tally previously was 44 medals in Budapest 2021.
  • Italy was the only nation to clinch medals in all five disciplines – artistic swimming, diving, high diving and open water and pool swimming.

Here is the medal breakdown of the Top 8 countries by discipline. 

Nation:Swimming:Diving:Artistic Swimming:Open Water:High Diving:Total:Combined:
Great Britain4-5-66-3-310-8-927
* Numbers refer to the no. of each medal attained (gold-silver-bronze)


Steenbergen admits her seven medal Roma 2022 haul was a “shock” even to herself.

Key facts and best individual tallies per discipline 

  • Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands was the top medal collector in Rome, with seven podiums in the swimming meet. 
  • Three Ukrainian artistic swimmers, Marta Fiedina, as well as twin sister Maryna and Vladyslava Aelksiiva claimed the most titles in Rome – six apiece. 
  • Chiara Pellacani became the first female diver in history to claim five medals at a single European Aquatics Championships.

Chiara Pellacani became the first female diver to win five medals at a single Europeans


W: Marrit Steenbergen (NED) 4-1-2 = 7 

M: Thomas Ceccon (ITA) 4-2-0 = 6 


W: Chiara Pellacani (ITA) 2-1-2 = 5 

M: Lorenzo Marsiglia (ITA) 1-2-0 = 3

M: Kyle Kothari (GBR) 2-0-0 = 2 

M: Jack Laugher (GBR) 2-0-0 = 2  

Giorgio Minisini won four Roma 2022 titles including mixed duet golds with Lucrezia Ruggiero

Artistic Swimming 

W: Marta Fiedina (UKR) 6-0-0 = 6 

W: Maryna Aelksiiva (UKR) 6-0-0 = 6 

W: Vladyslava Aelksiiva (UKR) 6-0-0 = 6

M: Giorgio Minisini (ITA) 4-0-0 = 4 

Open water swimming 

M: Domenico Acerenza (ITA) 2-1-0 = 3 

W: Ginevra Taddeucci (ITA) 1-1-0 = 2 

Italy also won the ‘team of the tournament’ award for their combined High Diving achievements.