Benedetta Pilato

Benedetta Pilato - Updated Jan 2023

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Taranto, Italy
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Aquarius

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Birthplace
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Benedetta Pilato is a professional swimmer from Italy. Moreover, Benedetta Pilato is the world record holder in the long-course 50-meter breaststroke and is the European champion in the 50-meter breaststroke in 2021 and the 100-meter breaststroke in 2022 as well as the silver medalist in the 50-meter breaststroke in 2022.

Early Life

Benedetta Pilato was born on the 28th of January 2005, in Taranto, Italy. According to her birth date, she is 17 years old and holds Italian nationality. She is the daughter of Salvatore Pilato (father).

However, he has a birth sign of Capricorn, and other information regarding his ethnicity, parents, sibling, and early childhood life is unknown at the moment. Further, we can assume that she might have been well-raised as a child by her parents.

Regarding her academic career, Pilato has not shared any information regarding her academic qualification. It seems, she might study her primary education at her hometown school and might be studying in a college nearby her hometown.

Professional Career

Competed in Junior level competitions

Benedetta Pilato won the gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke on July 3 in Kazan, Russia, with a Championships record time of 30.16 seconds, finishing nearly one full second ahead of silver medalists Kotryna Teterevkova of Lithuania and Anastasia Makarova of Russia.

Two days later, she earned a silver medal in the 4100-meter medley relay, contributing a breaststroke split of 1:07.70 to the relay’s final time of 4:05.66. She won the silver medal in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships at the age of 14.

At the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 27, 2019, she entered the final of the 50 breaststrokes with the third-best time (30.17), after setting a new Italian record and winning her heat in 29.98, breaking her previous mark established at the Settecolli Trophy (30.13).

Pilato competed in the 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the month after the senior World Championships, where she won the world junior title and gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke with a timing of 30.60 seconds.

She won the gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke in a world junior record time of 29.32 seconds in December at the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, after setting world junior records in the preliminaries heats, at 29.62 seconds, and the semifinals, at 29.48 seconds.

World Junior Championships and other competitions

Pilato tied Sophie Hansson of Sweden for third place in the preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:06.34 in May 2021, at the 2020 European Aquatics Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary, and did not advance to the semifinals because she was not one of the two fastest Italian swimmers.

Four days later, she set a new world junior record in the 50-meter breaststroke preliminaries with a time of 29.50 seconds, decreasing her previous record set in December by 0.09 seconds, setting a new Championships record, and qualifying first for the semifinals. Moreover, she won the gold medal and European title in 29.35 seconds, finishing 0.84 seconds ahead of Finland’s silver medallist Ida Hulkko.

She won the gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 30.13 seconds at the 2021 European Junior Swimming Championships, held in early July in Rome, and contributed a split of 1:06.58 for the breaststroke leg of the 4100-meter mixed medley relay in the preliminaries before being substituted out and Simone Cerasuolo substituted in for the finals relay, which was later disqualified while swimming.

Pilato competed in the 100-meter breaststroke as the sixth seed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She was disqualified in the prelims round of competition on July 25, 2021, and did not proceed to the semifinal round of competition.

2021 World Short Course Championships

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Caption: Benedetta Pilato competing in a swimming competition (Source: Instagram)

Pilato entered the 50-meter breaststroke as an individual event at the 2021 World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the prelims heats of the event, this swimmer ranked third overall with a time of 29.73 seconds and qualified for the semifinals.

She qualified for the final of the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 29.76 seconds in the semifinals, ranking fourth overall.

2022: World and European champion in the 100-meter breaststroke

She won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, at the age of 17, with a time of 1:05.93. Moreover, she won silver in the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 29.80 seconds.

Pilato won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke on the third day of the 2022 European Aquatics Championships, which were held in Rome in August, with a timing of 1:05.97.  Four days later, she won the silver medal in the 50-meter breaststroke with a timing of 29.71 seconds.

Later in the same session, she recorded a 1:05.65 for the breaststroke leg of the 4100-meter medley relay final, allowing the team to finish fourth and less than three-tenths of a second behind the bronze-medal winning Dutch team.

Awards

She received the SwimSwam World Junior Female Swimmer of the Year award for 2020. Moreover, she is the world record holder in the long-course 50-meter breaststroke. Looking at her career, this professional swimmer might break more records and earn more medals.

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Caption: Benedetta Pilato with a medal (Source: Instagram)

Benedetta Pilato – Net Worth 2023

This professional swimmer has earned a huge sum of money in her career. According to an online website, her net worth is estimated at around $1 million-$5 million and yet she has not disclosed her earnings and income.

Brand Endorsements

Besides competing in several tournaments, Pilato is a brand ambassador of Lome Super Fruit which also added some money into her pocket by advertising and endorsing the product.

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, it is possible that Benedetta Pilato is single and not seeing dating anyone right now. Moreover, she has not yet shared information regarding past relationships.

However, this professional swimmer is not a part of controversy or rumors and is mainly focused on her career.

Body Measurements

Pilato stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, this swimmer has brown eyes with light brown hair color and there is not much information regarding her other body stats.

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Caption: Benedetta Pilato posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Benedetta Pilato – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 92.1k followers. Likewise, there are 184 followers on Twitter, and she is not active on Facebook.