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Paolo
PIZZO
Fie ranking
7
ITALY
Age
35
04.04.1983
Weapon
  • Epée
Handness
Right
World championships (Senior Individual Medals)
2
Gold

Latest competitions

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
08 December 2017 Grand Prix
Doha (QATAR)
3
17 November 2017 World Cup
Legnano (ITALY)
5
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Last opponent
Paolo
PIZZO
Bruce
BRUNOLD
vs
1
100% wins
Rank
7
ITA
0
0% wins
Rank
147
SUI

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
25.07.2018 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Wuxi (CHINA)
Registered
01.09.2018 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Belgrade (SERBIA)
15.09.2018 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
San Juan (MEXICO)
22.09.2018 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Stockholm (SWEDEN)

Medal score (Individual only)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Senior

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
25.07.2018 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Wuxi (CHINA)
Registered
01.09.2018 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
Belgrade (SERBIA)
15.09.2018 Tournoi Satellite Satellite
San Juan (MEXICO)

Results

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

Season Ranking Points
Senior
2017/2018 7 − 5 132.0
2016/2017 2 + 24 159.0
2015/2016 26 − 10 60.0
2014/2015 16 76.0
2013/2014 16 + 31 85.0
2012/2013 47 − 39 38.0
2011/2012 8 − 7 124.0
2010/2011 1 + 4 173.0
2009/2010 5 + 3 158.0
2008/2009 8 + 64 156.0
2007/2008 72 + 204 34.0
2006/2007 276 − 112 4.0
2004/2005 164 − 6 8.0
2002/2003 158 8.0
Junior
2002/2003 4 92.0
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Information

Further Personal Information

Marital status Married
Family Wife Lavinia Bonessio
Residence Guidonia, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
Languages English, Italian
Higher education Sports Science

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)
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)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (tiburno.tv, 18 Mar 2015)
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)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (sportfair.it, 23 Jul 2017)
Last opponent
Paolo
PIZZO
Bruce
BRUNOLD
vs
1
100% wins
Rank
7
ITA
0
0% wins
Rank
147
SUI
History
  • Grand Prix du Qatar (Doha) 2017-12-08 - GP - S - E
    PIZZO Paolo BRUNOLD Bruce
    15 10

OPPONENTS (FROM 2006)

Name Nationality Victories - Defeats
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