LAUSANNE, Switz., AUGUST 10, 2021—The FIE is saddened to learn of the passing of Cesare Salvadori, FIE Member of Honour, on August 8, 2021.
Born in Turin on Sept. 22, 1941, Cesare Salvadori studied at the Polytechnic University of Turin, where he graduated in chemical engineering; he worked for several companies in his field while practicing fencing.
In men’s team sabre, he won a gold medal at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games and two Olympic silver medals in Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968.
Mr. Salvadori also earned a silver medal in men’s team sabre at the 1965 FIE World Championships and bronze medals at the same event in 1971 and 1973. In 1961, he was the individual men’s sabre champion at the Duisberg Junior World Criterium.
At the World University Games, he won an individual silver medal (1967) as well as gold (1967) and two bronze medals (1963, 1970) in men’s team sabre. He was Italian national champion 11 times in individual and team sabre.
Mr. Salvadori was appointed FIE Member of Honour by the Congress in 2007, after having brilliantly and very successfully organised the 2006 senior World Championships in Turin. He became a member of the FIE Hall of Fame in 2014.
As an administrator, he chaired the Filadelfia Foundation between 2013 and 2017 to reconstruct the Filadelfia, the “Stadium of Grande Torino”. He was also the president of the Promotion and Organisation Committees for the 2006 Turin Fencing World Championships and worked as an adviser to the Turin and Padua fencing clubs.
On behalf of the world fencing family, the FIE extends its deepest condolences during this difficult time to Cesare Salvadori’s family and friends, as well as the Italian Fencing Federation and the European Fencing Confederation.