Personal Information

Residence Catania, ITA

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Music - Vincenzo Bellini Institute of Music: Catania, ITA

License number 14071991002


World Cup1315
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2012-05-04Doha (QATAR), 2011-02-12Doha (QATAR), 2012-02-11
St-Maur (FRANCE), 2014-02-28
Chengdu (CHINA), 2019-03-22
World Championship2--2
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-17
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-14
Zone Championships-1-1
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-06
Grand Prix1-23
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2017-03-24La Havane (CUBA), 2012-05-19
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2014-02-01
Olympic Games-1-1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-06

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age seven.

Why this sport? Her father convinced her to switch from rhythmic gymnastics to fencing. Her older brother was also involved in the sport.

Club / Team Methodos di Sant'Agata li Battiati [ITA] / Carabinieri [ITA]:

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Travel, playing the piano. (lapresse.it, 05 Jun 2015)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She plays the piano to help herself relax and loosen her fingers. (lapresse.it, 05 Jun 2015)

Awards and honours In 2016 she received the Golden Collar for Sporting Merit [Collare d'oro al merito sportivo], the highest award given by the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (catania.italiani.it, 02 Jul 2018)

Milestones She became the first female fencer representing Italy to win a medal in individual epee at the Olympic Games by claiming silver at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (catania.italiani.it, 02 Jul 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jun 2018)

She was the youngest member of the Italian fencing team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jul 2017; Facebook page, 07 Jul 2015)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and to win a third individual world title. (oasport.it, 02 Apr 2019; video.sky.it, 08 Mar 2019)

Other information OLYMPIC MEMORIES
Her memories of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she lost the individual epee final to Hungarian fencer Emese Szasz-Kovacs, serve as both positive and negative sources of motivation. "Of course, when I think about the final, it's painful, but I know this helps me for the future. I can also think about the semifinal [in Rio] that I won after coming back [from 10-7 down], and smile." (oasport.it, 02 Apr 2019)

In addition to her piano studies at the Vincenzo Bellini Institute of Music, she has also studied nutrition at the University of Catania in Italy. (catania.italiani.it, 02 Jul 2018)


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