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ASPROMONTE Valerio

foil
Rank45
Pts38.00
Age32
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Carolina Erba

Occupation Athlete, Coach

Languages Italian

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1135
Bonn (GERMANY), 2010-02-27Copenhague (DENMARK), 2008-01-05Sharm El Sheikh (EGYPT), 2010-03-20
La Coruña (SPAIN), 2012-02-17
La Havane (CUBA), 2012-06-29
World Championship-112
Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-10Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-08-06
Zone Championships-1-1
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2010-07-16
Grand Prix1168
Venise (ITALY), 2011-03-05Tokyo (JAPAN), 2010-05-14Tokyo (JAPAN), 2009-05-08
Shanghai (CHINA), 2010-04-30
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2012-06-01
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2013-03-04
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2014-03-01
Turin (ITALY), 2014-11-28

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 1995 at primary school.

Why this sport? He won a free trial class and became hooked on the sport.

Club / Team GS Fiamme Gialle: Italy

Name of coach Andrea Cipressa [national], ITA; Salvatore Di Naro

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Dancing. (ilblogdiuominiedonne.net, 29 Nov 2014)

Famous relatives His partner Carolina Erba has also competed internationally in fencing for Italy. She won gold in the team foil event at the 2013 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and finished sixth in the 2016 Italian national championships in Rieti. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jul 2015; fanpage.it, 22 Nov 2014; varesenews.it, 02 Apr 2017; fiammegialle.org, 23 May 2016)

Other information ILLNESS
In September 2016 he was released from hospital after recovering from a pulmonary embolism, caused by an unknown infection. He began suffering from a high fever and stomach cramps while on holiday in Sri Lanka with his partner. On returning to Italy he was hospitalised in Rome, and after spending 20 days in solitary confinement he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right lung. (comunicatistampa.net, 02 Sep 2016)

COACHING
He and coach Salvatore di Naro regularly teach fencing to a group young school children in Italy. "I do it because as an active athlete, I think I can give them technical and tactical advice in addition to what my coach can teach them. We make a good combination." (lifestylemadeinitaly.it, 08 Jun 2017)

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