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AVOLA Giorgio

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Rank45
Pts31.750
Age35
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Rome, ITA

Occupation Insurance Officer

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Economics, Management - Luiss Guido Carli: Rome, ITA

License number 08051989001

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-7815
Bonn (GERMANY), 2010-02-27La Havane (CUBA), 2010-06-03
Paris (FRANCE), 2011-01-28Paris (FRANCE), 2013-01-25
Séoul (KOREA), 2012-05-18Bonn (GERMANY), 2013-03-22
La Havane (CUBA), 2012-06-29Paris (FRANCE), 2017-01-20
La Havane (CUBA), 2013-05-24Paris (FRANCE), 2018-01-19
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2016-11-11Paris (FRANCE), 2019-01-11
Belgrade (SERBIA), 2022-04-16Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-03-01
Istanbul (TÜRKIYE), 2023-11-10
World Championship--11
Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-10
Zone Championships1-45
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-20
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-12
Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-16
Antalya (TÜRKIYE), 2022-06-18
Grand Prix-112
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2012-06-01Long Beach, California (USA), 2017-03-17
--11
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2007-10-21

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five.

Why this sport? "It all started with my mother, who has always loved fencing. She wanted it to become a training ground for life for me, with its important values as well as elegance and style. So after the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, she decided to sign me up [to a club]."

Club / Team Scherma Modica: Italy

Name of coach Eugenio Migliore [club, national], ITA; Stefano Cerioni [national], ITA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Il Conte [The Count], Conte di Modica [Count of Modica]. (athletamag.com, 20 Oct 2020; schermamodica.it, 26 Jan 2017)

Hobbies Playing the guitar, listening to music, fashion, collecting vintage cars and motorbikes. (Instagram profile, 25 Feb 2021; manintown.com, 21 Sep 2020; athletamag.com, 20 Oct 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team foil at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (manintown.com, 21 Sep 2020)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He listens to music ahead of competitions. (manintown.com, 21 Sep 2020)

Awards and honours In 2018 he received the Collare d'Oro al Merito Sportivo [Golden Necklace for Sports Merit] from the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (sport.luiss.it, 19 Dec 2018)

In September 2013 he was named Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in recognition of his achievements in sport. (corrierediragusa.it, 16 Sep 2013)

Other information COACH RELATIONSHIP
He has been coached by Eugenio Migliore since he was a boy. "I have a very strong relationship with my teacher, which is based on great trust on the platform and friendship outside. We have been training together for 25 years [speaking in 2020]. Between us we have a language of our own, also made up of many silences. We are able to understand each other without necessarily needing to speak." (manintown.com, 21 Sep 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2023 he graduated with a master's degree in business administration at Luiss Guido Carli, a university in Rome, Italy. (LinkedIn profile, 06 May 2024; federscherma.it, 17 Feb 2024; manintown.com, 27 Dec 2021)

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