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Paolo
PIZZO
Fie ranking
68
ITALIA
Age
35
04.04.1983
Weapon
  • Espada
Handness
Right
World championships (Senior Individual Medals)
2
Gold

Latest competitions

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
22 marzo 2019 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
22
08 marzo 2019 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGRIA)
26
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Last opponent
Paolo
PIZZO
Bogdan
NIKISHIN
vs
2
28% wins
Rank
68
ITA
5
72% wins
Rank
2
UKR

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
24.03.2019 Coupe du Monde par équipes Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
03.05.2019 Epee Grand Prix Grandes Premios
Cali (COLOMBIA)
17.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)
19.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)

Medal score (Individual only)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Senior

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
24.03.2019 Coupe du Monde par équipes Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
03.05.2019 Epee Grand Prix Grandes Premios
Cali (COLOMBIA)
17.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)

Results

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
2019-03-22 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
22
2019-03-08 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
26
2019-02-08 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
168
2019-01-25 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
62
2019-01-10 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
21
2018-11-23 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
67
2018-07-20 Campeonato del mundo
Wuxi (CHINA)
17
2017-12-08 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
3
2017-11-17 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
5
2017-10-27 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
9
2017-07-19 Campeonato del mundo
Leipzig (GERMANY)
1
2017-06-13 Campeonatos de zona
Tbilisi (GEORGIA)
2
2017-05-26 Grandes Premios
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
8
2017-05-12 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
28
2017-03-24 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
41
2017-02-17 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
14
2017-01-26 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
203
2016-12-09 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
51
2016-11-18 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
35
2016-10-28 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
30
2016-08-09 Juegos Olimpicos
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
25
2016-06-21 Campeonatos de zona
TORUN (POLAND)
11
2016-05-20 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
68
2016-04-22 Grandes Premios
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
14
2016-03-18 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
103
2016-02-12 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
14
2016-01-21 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
82
2015-12-04 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
13
2015-11-13 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
38
2015-10-23 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
39
2015-07-14 Campeonato del mundo
Moscow (RUSSIA)
20
2015-06-07 Campeonatos de zona
Montreux (SWITZERLAND)
13
2015-05-22 Grandes Premios
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
34
2015-05-01 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
3
2015-03-20 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
33
2015-02-13 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
20
2015-01-22 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
18
2014-12-05 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
20
2014-11-14 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
3
2014-10-24 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
23
2014-07-17 Campeonato del mundo
Kazan (RUSSIA)
15
2014-06-07 Campeonatos de zona
Strasbourg (FRANCE)
2
2014-05-23 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
22
2014-05-10 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
14
2014-05-02 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
23
2014-03-22 Grandes Premios
Vancouver - British Columbia (CANADA)
56
2014-02-21 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
79
2014-02-14 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
82
2014-01-24 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
184
2014-01-16 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
45
2013-08-06 Campeonato del mundo
Budapest (HUNGARY)
37
2013-06-16 Campeonatos de zona
Zagreb (CROATIA)
22
2013-05-24 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
20
2013-05-11 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
33
2013-05-03 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
20
2013-03-23 Grandes Premios
Vancouver - British Columbia (CANADA)
9
2013-03-15 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
18
2012-08-01 Juegos Olimpicos
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN)
5
2012-06-15 Campeonatos de zona
Legnano (ITALY)
5
2012-06-02 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
18
2012-05-12 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
33
2012-03-16 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
3
2012-03-02 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
3
2012-02-10 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
9
2012-01-27 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
33
2011-10-09 Campeonato del mundo
Catania (ITALY)
1
2011-07-14 Campeonatos de zona
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN)
33
2011-06-17 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
5
2011-06-04 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
5
2011-05-14 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
19
2011-04-29 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
2
2011-03-18 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
12
2011-03-04 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
9
2011-02-11 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
8
2011-01-14 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
19
2010-11-05 Campeonato del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
20
2010-07-16 Campeonatos de zona
Leipzig (GERMANY)
10
2010-06-04 Copa del mundo
Caguas (PUERTO RICO)
7
2010-05-07 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
10
2010-03-26 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
10
2010-03-05 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
6
2010-02-27 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
17
2010-02-13 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
17
2010-01-29 Grandes Premios
Legnano (ITALY)
3
2010-01-22 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
3
2009-06-12 Grandes Premios
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
11
2009-05-29 Copa del mundo
Montréal (CANADA)
3
2009-05-09 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
12
2009-03-27 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
5
2009-03-06 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
2
2009-02-28 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
11
2009-02-07 Copa del mundo
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL)
2
2009-01-30 Grandes Premios
Legnano (ITALY)
42
2009-01-23 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
60
2009-01-16 Grandes Premios
Koweit City (KUWAIT)
8
2008-05-10 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
46
2008-03-28 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
12
2008-03-07 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
48
2008-03-01 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
8
2008-02-16 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
12
2008-02-09 Copa del mundo
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL)
31
2008-02-01 Grandes Premios
Legnano (ITALY)
72
2008-01-25 Grandes Premios
Koweit City (KUWAIT)
98
2008-01-18 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
56
2007-03-03 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
62
2007-02-10 Copa del mundo
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL)
53
2007-02-02 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
96
2005-05-21 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
30
2005-05-06 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
31
2003-06-14 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
15
2003-04-11 Campeonato del mundo
Trapani (ITALY)
8
2003-01-19 Copa del mundo
Nîmes (FRANCE)
20
2003-01-04 Copa del mundo
Budapest (HUNGARY)
5
2002-12-01 Copa del mundo
Catania (ITALY)
2
2002-10-20 Copa del mundo
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
3
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Ranking

Season Ranking Points
Senior
2018/2019 68 − 44 28.00
2017/2018 24 − 22 62.00
2016/2017 2 + 24 159.00
2015/2016 26 − 10 60.00
2014/2015 16 76.00
2013/2014 16 + 31 85.00
2012/2013 47 − 39 38.00
2011/2012 8 − 7 124.00
2010/2011 1 + 4 173.00
2009/2010 5 + 3 158.00
2008/2009 8 + 64 156.00
2007/2008 72 + 204 34.00
2006/2007 276 − 112 4.00
2004/2005 164 − 6 8.00
2002/2003 158 8.00
Junior
2002/2003 4 92.00
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Information

Further Personal Information

Family Wife Lavinia Bonessio
Residence Guidonia, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
Languages English, Italian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.
Why this sport? His father introduced him to the sport. "I used to play volleyball and football. My father took me to the gym one day to show me fencing and I realised that it was the sport for me."
Club / Team CS Aeronautica Militare: Italy
Name of coach Andrea Giommoni [personal]
Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Listening to music, scuba diving, volleyball, tennis. (Facebook profile, 04 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming gold in individual epee at the 2011 World Championships in Catania, Italy, and winning silver in team epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 07 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career His parents. (tiburno.tv, 18 Mar 2015)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (sportfair.it, 23 Jul 2017)
Injuries In late 2017 he sustained an injury in his right elbow, which required him to undergo surgery and kept him out of action for seven months. He returned to competition in June 2018 at the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain. (liberta.it, 22 May 2018; Facebook page, 21 Jun 2018; pianetascherma.com, 25 Mar 2018)

He underwent an operation on his hand in November 2012. (cattolicanews.it, 03 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Fight for what you believe in and never give up." (tiburno.tv, 18 Mar 2015)
Famous relatives His wife Lavinia Bonessio has represented Italy in modern pentathlon, and won bronze in relay at the 2014 World Championships in Warsaw, Poland. She announced her retirement from the sport in late 2016. (fipm.it, 17 Dec 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jul 2015; pianetascherma.com, 12 Oct 2014)
Other information EMOTIONAL GOLD
He dedicated his victory in individual epee at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany, to his late Russian coach Oleg Pouzanov, who passed away at age 74 in 2015. "This gold is for him. He was here with me, the lights turned on by themselves. He was guiding me from above." (iltempo.it, 07 Dec 2015; sportfair.it, 23 Jul 2017)

ILLNESS
At age 13 he had a tumour removed from his brain. He has written a book about his experiences titled 'The Winning Thrust: How I Beat Cancer and Realised My Dream'. He also serves as an ambassador for the Italian Association of Cancer Research [AIRC]. "I have been a fortunate guy. I think that the mental aspect has been fundamental. I learnt that I needed to be strong, to never surrender. They seem common sentences, but they are true. I suffer when I remember those days. But I talk about it to do an auto analysis. Now I teach people to never surrender." (lanotiziah24.com, 06 May 2015; ccaniene.com, 07 Jun 2016; corriere.it, 26 Jan 2018)
Last opponent
Paolo
PIZZO
Bogdan
NIKISHIN
vs
2
28% wins
Rank
68
ITA
5
72% wins
Rank
2
UKR
History
  • Coupe du Monde (Buenos Aires) 2019-03-22 - A - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    13 15
  • Grand Prix du Qatar (Doha) 2017-12-08 - GP - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    15 14
  • Championnats d'Europe (TORUN) 2016-06-21 - CHZ - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    6 15
  • Championnats du Monde (Kazan) 2014-07-17 - CHM - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    8 15
  • Jockey Club Argentino (Buenos Aires) 2014-05-23 - A - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    13 15
  • Challenge Bernadotte Stockholm (Stockholm) 2010-03-05 - GP - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    11 15
  • Trophée Carroccio (Legnano) 2010-01-29 - GP - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo NIKISHIN Bogdan
    15 2

OPPONENTS (FROM 2006)

Name Nationality Victories - Defeats