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AVOLA Giorgio

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Rank28
Pts48.000
Age32
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Rome, ITA

Occupation Police Athlete, Student

Languages English, Italian

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

License number 08051989001

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-6713
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
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-03-01
World Championship--11
Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-10
Zone Championships1-34
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-20
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-12
Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-16
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 [ITA] / Fiamme Gialle [ITA]:

Name of coach Eugenio Migliore [personal], ITA

Training Regime He trains up to 12 times a week. He has athletic sessions in the morning and fencing training in the evenings.

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 [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)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (manintown.com, 21 Sep 2020)

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. 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)

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