A complete player with great vision, Sandro Campagna spent his playing career at Ortigia – in his hometown Syracuse – and Roma, with whom he won the LEN Euro Cup and LEN Cup Winners’ Cup. With Italy, under Ratko Rudic, he claimed the water polo Grand Slam (Olympics, World Cup, European Championship and World Championships) between 1992 and 1994. He later became Rudic’s assistant before replacing him in 2000, guiding Settebello to victory at the 2011 and 2019 World Championships, as well as Olympic silver and bronze in 2012 and 2016, respectively. During his five-year spell in charge of Greece, from 2003 to 2008, he secured the country a first-ever bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame earlier this year.