Name: Umberto

Surname: Zurlini

Age: 22

Place of birth: Bologna

Course of study: Law (single-cycle master’s degree)

Recent results: Promotion to Serie A1 with the Panaro Modena team, victory in the German Bundesliga 3 championship with the Allgau team, 4th place in the all-around at the Italian category championships, 3rd place in the pommel horse at the Italian category championship , 3rd place on parallel bars at the Italian category championship.

Objectives: Return to the top nine teams in the A1 series and thus maintain their place in the top flight, qualify for the Italian championships, participate in the German Bundesliga championship for the third consecutive year.

Brief presentation: I started training every day (excluding Sunday) 4 hours a day from the age of 7. Since I was 8 years old I have always competed in top level Italian competitions. I wore the blue shirt 8 times: 5 with the junior national team and 3 with the senior national team. My greatest achievement was winning the bronze medal on vault during a World Cup event and the national senior category title. I have always considered it essential to combine study with sporting activity: to guarantee a future and a complete education. This is my fourth year within the Unimore Sport Excellence project, a project that I consider fundamental and of great value both for the fact that it allows us to better reconcile our double life, and for the contribution it is making to the dissemination of knowledge of all sports (minor sports in particular) within academia.