LIMARDO Francisco


Personal Information

Residence Lódz, POL

Occupation Athlete

Languages Spanish

World Cup--11
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2008-06-14
Zone Championships1-12
San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-02Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
Split (CROATIA), 2016-05-14Copenhague (DENMARK), 2014-11-08

Sport Specific Information

Club / Team Fundacion Ruben Limardo: Lódz, POL

Name of coach Ruperto Gascon [national, uncle], VEN

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Franek, El Gordo (Facebook profile, 31 Oct 2016; laverdad.com, 03 Nov 2013)

Most influential person in career His brother Ruben. (liderendeportes.com, 02 Aug 2012)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I like it when things get difficult, that's life." (Instagram profile, 02 Jun 2018)

Awards and honours He was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year by the state of Bolivar in Venezuela. (correodelorinoco.gob.ve, 08 Jan 2015)

Famous relatives His older brother Ruben has represented Venezuela in fencing, winning gold in individual epee at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His younger brother Jesus has also competed in the sport at international level, claiming gold in team epee at the 2017 Pan American Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jun 2018; meridiano.com.ve, 27 May 2017; liderendeportes.com, 02 Aug 2012)

Other information FENCING FAMILY
Having competed at senior international level with his older brother Ruben several times, it was not until 2017 that youngest brother Jesus joined them at World Cup level. "We have been working very hard to get among the best in the World Cup and the fact that Jesus has now joined us is a source of pride." (cactus24.com.ve, 18 Jun 2017; meridiano.com.ve, 27 May 2017)

He and his brothers Ruben and Jesus 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)


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