Personal Information

Family Partner Erika Kirpu

Residence Acireale, ITA

Occupation Police Athlete

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Exercise Science - Kore University of Enna: Italy

License number 21061989002


World Cup1157
Vancouver (CANADA), 2016-02-12Vancouver (CANADA), 2019-02-08Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2010-02-27
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2012-06-29
Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2013-02-15
Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2015-01-22
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2015-11-13
World Championship--11
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-17
Zone Championships--11
Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-18
Grand Prix-213
Doha (QATAR), 2014-01-16Doha (QATAR), 2014-12-05
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2016-03-18

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight in Acireale, Italy.

Why this sport? The father of one of his friends invited Garozzo to try the sport at a local club.

Club / Team CS Carabinieri: Italy

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Supporting Italian football team SS Lazio. (pianetascherma.com, 10 Feb 2021)

Injuries He tore a tendon in his shoulder competing at the 2018 World Cup event in Bern, Switzerland. Alongside the technical staff of the Italian national team and his coach, he decided to treat the injury with therapy and continued competing throughout the season. (pianetascherma.com, 24 May 2019; cataniatoday.it, 11 Feb 2019)

A minor injury meant he missed the 2018 Italian National Championships. (pianetascherma.com, 05 Jun 2018)

Famous relatives His younger brother Daniele has represented Italy in fencing, winning gold in individual foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and silver at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. His partner Erika Kirpu has represented Estonia in fencing and won gold in women's team epee at the 2020 Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2022; tokyo2020.fie.org, 27 Jul 2021; insidethegames.biz, 26 Jul 2021; pianetascherma.com, 24 May 2019)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2018 he founded an international fencing camp in Italy called Future Champions Camp along with his father Salvo and his younger brother Daniele. "I got the idea for the Future Champions Academy in 2018. I was working in a camp in Italy, where I was one of the athletes helping to train young, up-and-coming fencers. It was a good camp but it was missing something. People would come for a few days, then they'd go home. And I thought, there is so much promise here. I wanted to share something of value with these young athletes, to create a real, long-term relationship, not just a short-term business relationship." (LinkedIn profile, 29 May 2023; milano2023.com, 08 Mar 2023; futurechampionscamp.com, 01 Jan 2023; lasicilia.it, 29 Dec 2022; frscrima.ro, 21 Dec 2022; Facebook page, 14 Nov 2022; olympics.com, 26 May 2022)


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