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 GS Carabinieri: Italy

Handedness Right

General Interest

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 National Championships in Italy. (pianetascherma.com, 05 Jun 2018)

Famous relatives His younger brother Daniele has represented Italy in fencing. He won silver in individual foil at the 2015 European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland. His partner Erika Kirpu is also a fencer who has represented Estonia in international competitions. (pianetascherma.com, 24 May 2019, 11 Dec 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jul 2015)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 24 Jul 2020)


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