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
|Vancouver (CANADA), 2016-02-12||Vancouver (CANADA), 2019-02-08||Berne (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|
|Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-17|
|Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-18|
|Doha (QATAR), 2014-01-16||Doha (QATAR), 2014-12-05|
|Budapest (HUNGARY), 2016-03-18|
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
Hobbies Supporting Italian football team SS Lazio. (pianetascherma.com, 10 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in team epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Federazione Italiana Scherma YouTube channel, 05 Jul 2018)
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)
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