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Ruben
LIMARDO GASCON
Fie ranking
3
VENEZUELA
Age
33
03.08.1985
Weapon
  • Espada
Handness
Left
Olympic games (Senior Individual Medals)
1
Gold
World championships (Senior Individual Medals)
2
Silver

Latest competitions

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
22 marzo 2019 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
9
08 marzo 2019 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGRIA)
33
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Last opponent
Ruben
LIMARDO GASCON
Gabriele
CIMINI
vs
1
50% wins
Rank
3
VEN
1
50% wins
Rank
16
ITA

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
03.05.2019 Epee Grand Prix Grandes Premios
Cali (COLOMBIA)
Registered
17.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)
19.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)
01.06.2019 Jeux méditerranéens Non official
TBD (FIE)

Medal score (Individual only)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Senior

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
03.05.2019 Epee Grand Prix Grandes Premios
Cali (COLOMBIA)
Registered
17.05.2019 Challenge SNCF Réseau Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCIA)
19.05.2019 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)
9
2019-03-08 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
33
2019-02-08 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
5
2019-01-25 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
33
2019-01-10 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
33
2018-11-23 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
34
2018-09-29 Satelite
Oslo (NORWAY)
1
2018-07-20 Campeonato del mundo
Wuxi (CHINA)
2
2018-06-15 Campeonatos de zona
La Havane (CUBA)
2
2018-05-25 Grandes Premios
Cali (COLOMBIA)
17
2018-05-11 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
17
2018-03-23 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
11
2018-02-16 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
35
2018-01-25 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
13
2017-12-08 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
12
2017-11-17 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
34
2017-10-27 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
35
2017-07-19 Campeonato del mundo
Leipzig (GERMANY)
12
2017-06-14 Campeonatos de zona
Montreal (CANADA)
1
2017-05-26 Grandes Premios
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
40
2017-05-12 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
27
2017-03-24 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
14
2017-02-17 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
74
2017-01-26 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
20
2016-12-09 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
7
2016-11-18 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
16
2016-10-28 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
42
2016-10-08 Satelite
Oslo (NORWAY)
2
2016-08-09 Juegos Olimpicos
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
21
2016-06-22 Campeonatos de zona
Panama (PANAMA)
18
2016-05-20 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
20
2016-05-14 Satelite
Split (CROATIA)
5
2016-04-22 Grandes Premios
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
20
2016-03-18 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
34
2016-02-12 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
17
2016-01-21 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
9
2015-11-13 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
17
2015-10-23 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
35
2015-07-14 Campeonato del mundo
Moscow (RUSSIA)
7
2015-05-22 Grandes Premios
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL)
109
2015-05-01 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
9999
2015-04-17 Campeonatos de zona
Santiago (CHILE)
1
2015-03-20 Grandes Premios
Budapest (HUNGARY)
294
2015-03-14 Satelite
Sofia (BULGARIA)
79
2015-02-13 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
3
2015-01-31 Satelite
Busto Arsizio (ITALY)
7
2015-01-22 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
24
2014-12-05 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
97
2014-11-14 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
51
2014-11-08 Satelite
Copenhague (DENMARK)
5
2014-02-21 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
9
2014-02-14 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
17
2014-01-24 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
17
2014-01-16 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
17
2013-08-06 Campeonato del mundo
Budapest (HUNGARY)
2
2013-06-16 Campeonatos de zona
Cartagena (COLOMBIA)
3
2013-05-24 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
1
2013-05-11 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
5
2013-05-03 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
17
2013-03-23 Grandes Premios
Vancouver - British Columbia (CANADA)
6
2013-03-15 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
9
2013-02-15 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
9
2013-01-25 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
5
2013-01-18 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
5
2012-11-24 Satelite
Oslo (NORWAY)
1
2012-08-01 Juegos Olimpicos
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN)
1
2012-06-17 Campeonatos de zona
Cancun (MEXICO)
2
2012-06-02 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
35
2012-05-12 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
21
2012-04-27 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
10
2012-03-16 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
13
2012-03-02 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
36
2012-02-10 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
33
2012-01-27 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
37
2011-10-09 Campeonato del mundo
Catania (ITALY)
7
2011-07-04 Campeonatos de zona
Reno - Nevada (USA)
2
2011-06-17 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
37
2011-06-04 Grandes Premios
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
18
2011-05-14 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
12
2011-04-29 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
36
2011-03-18 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
3
2011-03-04 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
35
2011-02-11 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
3
2011-01-14 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
36
2010-11-05 Campeonato del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
33
2010-08-02 Campeonatos de zona
San José (USA)
7
2010-06-26 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
5
2010-05-28 Copa del mundo
Montréal (CANADA)
9
2010-05-07 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
2
2010-03-05 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
34
2010-02-27 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
3
2010-02-13 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
9
2010-01-29 Grandes Premios
Legnano (ITALY)
18
2010-01-22 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
6
2009-10-01 Campeonato del mundo
Antalya (TURKEY)
22
2009-07-02 Campeonatos de zona
San Salvador (EL SALVADOR)
1
2009-06-20 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
1
2009-06-12 Grandes Premios
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
12
2009-05-29 Copa del mundo
Montréal (CANADA)
10
2008-08-10 Juegos Olimpicos
Pekin (CHINA)
23
2008-07-08 Campeonatos de zona
Queretaro (MEXICO)
2
2008-06-21 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
11
2008-06-14 Copa del mundo
Cali (COLOMBIA)
5
2008-06-06 Copa del mundo
Caguas (PUERTO RICO)
15
2008-05-30 Grandes Premios
Montréal (CANADA)
16
2008-05-10 Copa del mundo
Paris (FRANCE)
44
2008-03-28 Copa del mundo
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
80
2008-03-07 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
49
2008-03-01 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
15
2008-02-16 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
25
2008-02-01 Grandes Premios
Legnano (ITALY)
31
2008-01-25 Grandes Premios
Koweit City (KUWAIT)
70
2008-01-18 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
92
2007-10-02 Campeonato del mundo
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
76
2007-08-28 Campeonatos de zona
Montreal (CANADA)
6
2007-06-23 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
11
2007-06-15 Copa del mundo
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
20
2007-06-08 Copa del mundo
Caguas (PUERTO RICO)
11
2007-06-01 Grandes Premios
Montréal (CANADA)
3
2007-05-11 Grandes Premios
Paris (FRANCE)
85
2007-03-09 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
55
2007-02-17 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
17
2007-02-10 Copa del mundo
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL)
20
2007-02-02 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
19
2007-01-26 Grandes Premios
Koweit City (KUWAIT)
140
2006-10-27 Non official
Valencia (VENEZUELA)
10
2006-10-01 Campeonato del mundo
Turin (ITALY)
21
2006-07-01 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
9
2006-06-23 Copa del mundo
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
1
2006-06-09 Copa del mundo
Vancouver (CANADA)
14
2006-05-20 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
14
2006-05-05 Copa del mundo
Legnano (ITALY)
14
2006-04-28 Grandes Premios
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
132
2006-02-10 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
29
2005-10-08 Campeonato del mundo
Leipzig (GERMANY)
46
2005-06-24 Grandes Premios
Bogota (COLOMBIA)
13
2005-05-21 Copa del mundo
Tallin (ESTONIA)
108
2005-04-29 Grandes Premios
Heidenheim (GERMANY)
62
2005-03-28 Campeonato del mundo
Linz (AUSTRIA)
1
2005-03-11 Grandes Premios
Stockholm (SWEDEN)
77
2005-03-05 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
25
2005-01-30 Copa del mundo
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
1
2005-01-15 Grandes Premios
Doha (QATAR)
69
2004-11-28 Copa del mundo
Catania (ITALY)
1
2004-11-14 Copa del mundo
Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)
1
2004-10-30 Copa del mundo
Helsinki (FINLAND)
1
2004-10-24 Copa del mundo
Ponte de Sor (PORTUGAL)
1
2004-10-16 Copa del mundo
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
1
2004-04-06 Campeonato del mundo
Plovdiv (BULGARIA)
13
2004-03-13 Copa del mundo
Ashkelon (ISRAEL)
1
2004-02-28 Copa del mundo
Burgos (SPAIN)
3
2004-02-14 Copa del mundo
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
24
2004-01-11 Copa del mundo
Budapest (HUNGARY)
20
2003-11-16 Copa del mundo
Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)
1
2003-11-01 Non official
Helsinki (FINLAND)
1
2003-10-26 Copa del mundo
Ponte de Sor (PORTUGAL)
1
2003-10-05 Campeonato del mundo
La Havane (CUBA)
99
2003-06-23 Copa del mundo
La Havane (CUBA)
15
2003-06-14 Copa del mundo
Berne (SWITZERLAND)
51
2003-05-24 Copa del mundo
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
30
2003-04-11 Campeonato del mundo
Trapani (ITALY)
10
2003-03-15 Copa del mundo
Ashkelon (ISRAEL)
3
2003-03-08 Copa del mundo
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
61
2003-02-15 Copa del mundo
Bâle (SWITZERLAND)
11
2003-01-19 Copa del mundo
Nîmes (FRANCE)
13
2002-11-24 Copa del mundo
Laupheim (GERMANY)
22
2002-11-10 Copa del mundo
Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG)
3
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Ranking

Season Ranking Points
Senior
2018/2019 3 + 1 140.00
2017/2018 4 + 4 146.00
2016/2017 8 + 25 117.00
2015/2016 33 − 27 44.00
2014/2015 6 + 61 111.00
2013/2014 67 − 66 22.00
2012/2013 1 + 2 204.00
2011/2012 3 + 2 163.00
2010/2011 5 + 6 144.00
2009/2010 11 + 4 138.00
2008/2009 15 + 5 132.00
2007/2008 20 + 2 122.00
2006/2007 22 + 2 96.00
2005/2006 24 + 43 84.00
2004/2005 67 + 174 30.00
2003/2004 241 − 119 4.00
2002/2003 122 16.00
Junior
2004/2005 1 256.00
2003/2004 1 + 7 164.00
2002/2003 8 76.00
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Information

Further Personal Information

Family Wife Ana Carolina Ramirez, daughter Gaby Isabella [2015]
Residence Poland
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English, Spanish
Higher education Physical Education - University of Computer Sciences and Skills: Lódz, POL

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.
Why this sport? His uncle Ruperto studied in Hungary during the 1980s, where he picked up a love for the sport. When he returned, he taught his nephews how to fence. Ruben initially fenced in foil with his right hand but a skateboard accident at age 12 forced him to change to his left hand and also switch disciplines.
Club / Team Fundacion Ruben Limardo: Lódz, POL
Name of coach Ruperto Gascon [national, uncle], VEN; Benry Martinez [personal]
Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Ru, Rubenosky, Oreja, Orejon (touchelatino.com, 15 Nov 2015; laverdad.com, 02 Aug 2012)
Hobbies Fishing, playing video games, spending time with his family. (touchelatino.com, 15 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (touchelatino.com, 15 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career Coach Ruperto Gascon. (noticierovenevision.net, 18 Jun 2017)
Injuries In December 2015 he experienced pain in his lower back. He required specialist treatment in order to reduce the inflammation of the nerves and avoid the need for surgery. (diarioelprogreso.net, 23 Jan 2016)

He underwent surgery on a ruptured cruciate ligament in May 2014. He was out of competition for the remainder of the year. He had suffered a similar injury to his left knee in 2008. (vtv.gob.ve, 15 Feb 2015; vtv.gob.ve, 29 Apr 2014)

In 2013 he contracted malaria and was hospitalised for 12 days. (radiohc.cu, 11 Dec 2013; eluniversal.com, 08 Nov 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He dedicates his wins to his mother, who passed away in 2010. (touchelatino.com, 15 Nov 2015; liderendeportes.com, 01 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "In life nothing is impossible. Everything can be achieved." (laverdad.com, 01 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for Venezuela at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fie.org, 05 Aug 2016)

In 2012 and 2015 he was named Sportsman of the Year in the state of Bolivar in Venezuela. (eluniversal.com, 06 Jan 2016)

In 2012 he received the Order of the Liberators of Venezuela, and a replica of the sword of Venezuela's Liberator Simon Bolivar. He was also named National Hero by the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. (larepublica.pe, 07 Aug 2012; Globovision videos YouTube channel, 07 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives His younger brothers Francisco and Jesus have represented Venezuela in fencing. They both won gold in team epee at the 2017 Pan American Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jun 2018; meridiano.com.ve, 27 May 2017)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Monstruos Creativos YouTube channel, 28 Apr 2018)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London he became the first fencer form Venezuela to win an Olympic gold medal. He defeated Norwegian Bartosz Piasecki in the individual epee final to also secure Venezuela's first Olympic gold in any sport since the 1968 Games in Mexico City. (fie.org, 04 Aug 2016; bbc.co.uk, 03 Aug 2012)

FENCING FAMILY
Having competed at senior international level with his younger brother Francisco several times, it was not until 2017 that his youngest brother Jesus joined them at World Cup level. The three siblings became the first trio of brothers to win gold together in a team event at the Pan American championships, claiming victory in team epee at the 2017 Pan American Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (cactus24.com.ve, 18 Jun 2017; meridiano.com.ve, 27 May 2017)

POLITICIAN
In 2015 he ran to become a representative of the National Assembly in the Venezuela parliamentary elections. He did not receive a sufficient number of votes to get elected to the position. "The candidacy was not a distraction for me. I wanted to contribute to the state of Bolivar, as well as taking care of my condition as an athlete on the road to [the Olympics in] Rio. It was an honour for me." (panorama.com.ve, 20 Jan 2016; eluniversal.com, 17 Jan 2016; notilogia.com, 07 Dec 2015)
Last opponent
Ruben
LIMARDO GASCON
Gabriele
CIMINI
vs
1
50% wins
Rank
3
VEN
1
50% wins
Rank
16
ITA
History
  • Coupe du Monde (Buenos Aires) 2019-03-22 - A - S - E
    LIMARDO GASCON Ruben CIMINI Gabriele
    12 15
  • Coupe du Monde (Berne) 2016-10-28 - A - S - E
    LIMARDO GASCON Ruben CIMINI Gabriele
    5 3

OPPONENTS (FROM 2006)

Name Nationality Victories - Defeats