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Federica Pellegrini splits from coach

Federica Pellegrini splits from coach

Federica Pellegrini says she has split from coach Federico Bonifacenti less than a year before the Olympic Games in London and just two weeks from the start of the European Championships.
Bonifacenti says his reasons for leaving the Olympic, world and European champion stem from the difficulties of traveling between Verona and Rome.
He was Pellegrini's third coach since the death of her former trainer and mentor Alberto Castagnetti in October 2009.
On her official website, Pellegrini says "unfortunately it is not easy to work with me," adding that anyone "who is not used to it cracks up and that's what happened."
Pellegrini has been spending more time in Rome and is reportedly considering moving there with boyfriend and fellow swimmer Filippo Magnini.