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Valentina
VEZZALI
ITALY
Age
43
14.02.1974
Weapon
  • Foil
Handness
Right
Olympic games (Senior Individual Medals)
3
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
World championships (Senior Individual Medals)
6
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze

Latest competitions

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
11 March 2016 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
5
05 February 2016 World Cup
Alger (ALGERIA)
10
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Last opponent
Valentina
VEZZALI
Arianna
ERRIGO
vs
14
63% wins
Rank
24
ITA
8
37% wins
Rank
81
ITA

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
19.07.2017 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
24.07.2017 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
20.08.2017 2017 Summer Universiades Non official
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI)
20.08.2017 2017 Summer Universiades Non official
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI)

Medal score (Individual only)

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Senior

Future competitions

Date Name of competition Type of competition City (Country) Registration
19.07.2017 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
24.07.2017 Championnats du Monde World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
20.08.2017 2017 Summer Universiades Non official
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI)

Results

Date Type of competition City (Country) Place
2016-03-11 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
5
2016-02-05 World Cup
Alger (ALGERIA)
10
2016-01-15 World Cup
Gdansk (POLAND)
12
2015-11-27 Grand Prix
Turin (ITALY)
19
2015-11-06 World Cup
St-Maur (FRANCE)
18
2015-10-16 World Cup
Cancun (MEXICO)
7
2015-07-15 World Championship
Moscow (RUSSIA)
11
2015-06-08 Zone Championships
Montreux (SWITZERLAND)
5
2015-05-15 Grand Prix
Shanghai (CHINA)
9
2015-05-01 World Cup
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
3
2015-03-13 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
5
2015-02-06 World Cup
Alger (ALGERIA)
5
2015-01-16 World Cup
Gdansk (POLAND)
6
2014-11-28 Grand Prix
Turin (ITALY)
10
2014-11-07 World Cup
St-Maur (FRANCE)
6
2014-10-17 World Cup
Cancun (MEXICO)
19
2014-07-16 World Championship
Kazan (RUSSIA)
3
2014-06-07 Zone Championships
Strasbourg (FRANCE)
3
2014-05-23 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
6
2014-05-02 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
19
2014-04-26 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
1
2014-03-21 World Cup
Turin (ITALY)
7
2014-03-14 World Cup
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
27
2014-02-26 World Cup
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
40
2014-02-07 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
12
2014-01-31 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
14
2013-08-05 World Championship
Budapest (HUNGARY)
8
2012-07-28 Olympic Games
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN)
3
2012-06-15 Zone Championships
Legnano (ITALY)
7
2012-06-03 World Cup
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
3
2012-05-19 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
5
2012-05-04 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
3
2012-04-28 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
1
2012-03-23 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
1
2012-03-09 World Cup
Turin (ITALY)
18
2012-02-24 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
9
2012-02-10 World Cup
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
2
2011-10-09 World Championship
Catania (ITALY)
1
2011-07-14 Zone Championships
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN)
2
2011-06-05 World Cup
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
1
2011-05-21 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
5
2011-05-06 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
5
2011-03-25 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
9
2011-03-11 World Cup
Turin (ITALY)
1
2011-02-25 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
1
2011-02-11 World Cup
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY)
9
2010-11-05 World Championship
Paris (FRANCE)
3
2010-07-16 Zone Championships
Leipzig (GERMANY)
1
2010-06-07 World Cup
La Havane (CUBA)
1
2010-05-21 Grand Prix
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
1
2010-05-07 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
1
2010-05-03 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
1
2010-03-26 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
3
2010-03-19 World Cup
Sharm El Sheikh (EGYPT)
1
2010-03-05 Grand Prix
Turin (ITALY)
1
2010-02-26 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
1
2010-02-13 World Cup
Salzbourg (AUSTRIA)
1
2009-10-01 World Championship
Antalya (TURKEY)
5
2009-07-13 Zone Championships
Plovdiv (BULGARIA)
1
2009-06-21 World Cup
Dallas (USA)
9
2009-05-22 Grand Prix
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
1
2009-05-15 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
5
2009-05-04 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
9
2009-03-27 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
1
2009-03-21 World Cup
Turin (ITALY)
1
2009-02-21 World Cup
Leipzig (GERMANY)
1
2008-08-11 Olympic Games
Pekin (CHINA)
1
2008-07-04 Zone Championships
Kiev (UKRAINE)
13
2008-06-21 World Cup
Las Vegas (USA)
1
2008-06-11 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
1
2008-05-16 Grand Prix
Jéju (KOREA)
3
2008-05-09 Grand Prix
Tokyo (JAPAN)
5
2008-05-03 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
1
2008-03-28 World Cup
Marseille (FRANCE)
5
2008-03-15 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
3
2008-03-05 Grand Prix
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
5
2008-02-29 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
1
2008-02-16 World Cup
Salzbourg (AUSTRIA)
1
2007-10-03 World Championship
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
1
2007-07-02 Zone Championships
Gand (BELGIUM)
2
2007-06-22 World Cup
Las Vegas (USA)
9
2007-06-13 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
2
2007-05-18 Grand Prix
Tokyo (JAPAN)
10
2007-05-12 World Cup
Shanghai (CHINA)
10
2007-05-04 Grand Prix
Séoul (KOREA)
6
2007-03-23 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
33
2007-03-09 Grand Prix
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
17
2007-03-02 World Cup
Gdansk (POLAND)
1
2006-09-30 World Championship
Turin (ITALY)
2
2006-06-20 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
3
2006-06-16 World Cup
Las Vegas (USA)
9
2006-06-02 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
1
2006-05-19 Grand Prix
Gdansk (POLAND)
2
2006-05-13 World Cup
Leipzig (GERMANY)
1
2006-05-05 World Cup
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
7
2006-04-29 World Cup
Salzbourg (AUSTRIA)
1
2005-10-08 World Championship
Leipzig (GERMANY)
1
2004-08-18 Olympic Games
Athenes (GREECE)
1
2004-06-21 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
1
2004-06-12 Grand Prix
New York City, NY (USA)
1
2004-05-29 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
1
2004-05-15 World Cup
Leipzig (GERMANY)
2
2004-04-30 Grand Prix
Marseille (FRANCE)
2
2004-03-27 World Cup
St-Petersburg (RUSSIA)
9
2004-03-13 Grand Prix
Athenes (GREECE)
1
2004-03-06 Grand Prix
Shanghai (CHINA)
1
2004-02-28 Grand Prix
Seoul (KOREA)
1
2004-02-21 World Cup
Salzbourg (AUSTRIA)
2
2004-01-31 Grand Prix
Come (ITALY)
2
2004-01-17 Non official
Aqaba (JORDAN)
5
2003-10-05 World Championship
La Havane (CUBA)
1
2003-06-24 Grand Prix
La Havane (CUBA)
5
2003-06-13 Grand Prix
New York City, NY (USA)
3
2003-05-24 World Cup
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
1
2003-05-17 World Cup
Leipzig (GERMANY)
3
2003-05-02 Grand Prix
Paris (FRANCE)
3
2003-03-29 World Cup
Budapest (HUNGARY)
5
2003-03-15 World Cup
Salzbourg (AUSTRIA)
3
2003-03-08 World Cup
Athènes (GREECE)
1
2003-03-01 Grand Prix
Shanghai (CHINA)
1
2003-02-22 Grand Prix
Incheon (KOREA)
1
2003-02-07 Grand Prix
Turin (ITALY)
5
2002-12-14 World Cup
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA)
5
2002-08-20 World Championship
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL)
5
2001-10-26 World Championship
Nîmes (FRANCE)
1
2000-09-16 Olympic Games
Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
1
1999-11-01 World Championship
Séoul (KOREA)
1
1998-10-04 World Championship
La Chaux-de-Fonds (SWITZERLAND)
3
1996-07-19 Olympic Games
Atlanta (USA)
2
1995-07-18 World Championship
La Haye (NETHERLANDS)
3
1994-07-03 World Championship
Athènes (GREECE)
2
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Ranking

Season Ranking Points
Senior
2015/2016 24 − 14 57.0
2014/2015 10 − 6 124.0
2013/2014 4 + 35 183.0
2012/2013 39 − 35 35.0
2011/2012 4 − 2 228.0
2010/2011 2 − 1 266.0
2009/2010 1 + 1 444.0
2008/2009 2 − 1 310.0
2007/2008 1 376.0
2006/2007 1 292.0
2005/2006 1 + 19 274.0
2004/2005 20 − 19 96.0
2003/2004 1 343.0
2002/2003 1 + 4 284.0
2001/2002 5 28.0
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Information

Further Personal Information

Marital status Married
Family Husband Domenico Giugliano, sons Pietro and Andrea
Residence Jesi, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Government Official, Police Officer
Languages English, Italian
Higher education Accounting - Technical Institute of Commerce: Jesi, ITA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age six at Club Scherma Jesi in Italy.
Why this sport? Her sister was involved in the sport and Vezzali wanted to emulate her.
Club / Team GS Fiamme Oro: Rome, ITA
Name of coach Andrea Cipressa [national], ITA; Giulio Tomassini [personal], ITA
Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 1993
Competing for Italy
Tournament World Championships
Location Essen

General Interest

Nicknames Cobra, Vale, Valeoro (rio2016.com, 19 May 2015; valentinavezzali.com, 19 Jun 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, because it was her first as a mother. (cnn.com, 22 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career Her first coach Ezio Triccoli. (cnn.com, 22 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol German fencer Anja Fichtel. (schermaonline.com, 27 Sep 2007)
Injuries In November 2011 she was hospitalised with head and abdominal injuries after being involved in a car crash in Perugia, Italy. (telegraph.co.uk, 22 Jul 2012)

She underwent surgery on her left knee in 2006 to repair ligament damage. (valentinavezzali.com, 28 Sep 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's vital to manage to find the right second and the way in which to put the action into place. That means combining time, distance and speed." (cnn.com, 22 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours She was Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (poliziadistato.it, 25 Jul 2012)

She was named a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2000 and a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2008. (quirinale.it, 10 Apr 2011)
Famous relatives Her husband Domenico Giugliano played professional football for several clubs in the Italian league. (cnn.com, 22 Apr 2015)
Other information RETIREMENT
She retired from fencing following at the 2016 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had made the decision after it was confirmed she would miss out on qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games the previous year. "I did a lot as an athlete. Sport is a great training ground for life. Everyone is talking about the social value of sport and I will work for this. I will be present in my world in a different way." (rio2016.com, 28 Apr 2016; gazzetta.it, 28 Nov 2015)

PARLIAMENT POSITION
In January 2013 she accepted an offer from outgoing Italian premier Mario Monti to be considered for a seat in parliament. In February 2013 her seat was confirmed. "What drove me to take on this new challenge is the will to give a voice to sport. I think Italy could do a lot for sport and that sport could give so much back in return. In politics, sport is regarded as a minor topic and I really believe we could do so much, so I am working for this to happen." (cnn.com, 22 Apr 2015; insidethegames.biz, 13 Aug 2013; ansa.it, 08 Jan 2013)

MILESTONE
She equalled the Italian record of six summer Olympic gold medals with victory in team foil at the 2012 Games in London. She also became one of only four athletes to have won a medal in the same event at five different Olympic Games. She won gold in individual foil in 2000, 2004 and 2008, silver in 1996 and bronze in 2012. (ecodellosport.it 20 Aug 2012)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2009 she appeared on the Italian version of the reality television show 'Dancing With the Stars'. In 2006 she released her autobiography called 'A Viso Scoperto' [With Uncovered Face]. (valentinavezzali.com, 28 Sep 2011; mondoreality.com, 08 Mar 2009)
Last opponent
Valentina
VEZZALI
Arianna
ERRIGO
vs
14
63% wins
Rank
24
ITA
8
37% wins
Rank
81
ITA
History
  • Grand Prix (La Havane) 2016-03-11 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    11 15
  • Championnats du Monde (Kazan) 2014-07-16 - CHM - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    10 15
  • Grand Prix (Marseille) 2014-05-23 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    10 15
  • SK Trophée Séoul (Séoul) 2014-04-26 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 9
  • Coupe du Monde (Turin) 2014-03-21 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    8 15
  • Championnats du Monde (Budapest) 2013-08-05 - CHM - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    8 15
  • JO (Londres) 2012-07-28 - JO - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    12 15
  • Championnats d'Europe (Legnano) 2012-06-15 - CHZ - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    6 15
  • Grand Prix (Marseille) 2012-04-28 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 11
  • Reinhold-Würth-Cup (Tauberbischofsheim) 2012-02-10 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 14
  • Fleuret de St-Petersbourg (St-Petersbourg) 2011-06-05 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 11
  • Coupe du Monde (Turin) 2011-03-11 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 12
  • The Artus Court PKO BP (Gdansk) 2011-02-25 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    13 8
  • Championnats du Monde (Paris) 2010-11-05 - CHM - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    10 15
  • Tournoi Nancy Uranga (La Havane) 2010-06-07 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 10
  • The Artus Court PKO BP (Gdansk) 2010-02-26 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 14
  • Fleuret de St-Petersbourg (St-Petersbourg) 2009-05-22 - GP - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 14
  • Coupe du Monde (Turin) 2009-03-21 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 9
  • Cup der Sparkasse Leipzig (Leipzig) 2009-02-21 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    7 6
  • Cup Eximbank (Budapest) 2008-03-15 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    11 5
  • Coupe du Monde (Salzbourg) 2008-02-16 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    10 6
  • The Artus Court PKO BP (Gdansk) 2007-03-02 - A - S - F
    VEZZALI Valentina ERRIGO Arianna
    15 7

OPPONENTS (FROM 2006)

Name Nationality Victories - Defeats
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