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FICHERA Marco

epee
Rank22
Pts75.00
Age26
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Milan, ITA

Occupation Athlete, Police Officer

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Political Science - University of Milan: Italy

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup11-2
Paris (FRANCE), 2017-05-12Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2016-11-18
Grand Prix-123
Bogota (COLOMBIA), 2017-05-26Vancouver - British Columbia (CANADA), 2014-03-22
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2019-05-03

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at about age seven at the Club Scherma Acireale in Italy.

Why this sport? He demonstrated talent in the sport from an early age.

Club / Team GS Fiamme Oro: Italy

Name of coach Dario Chiado [national]; Enrico Di Ciolo [national]

Training Regime He trains for up to seven hours a day. He combines technical training with strength work and aerobic exercises in the gym.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Fichi (baku2015.com, 27 Jun 2015)

Hobbies Politics, food. (Facebook page, 05 Jul 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jul 2015; baku2015.com, 27 Jun 2015)

Awards and honours He received the 2018 Fair Play Award from the International Fencing Federation [FIE] after admitting he did not deserve a point he had been given during the final of the 2017 World Cup event in Bogota, Colombia. Had he taken the point he would have won the bout but he eventually went on to lose against Ukrainian fencer Bogdan Nikishin. "I prefer a fair defeat than a non-deserved victory." (fie.org, 08 Dec 2018; Tv2000it YouTube channel, 19 Nov 2018)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works with the Association for Therapeutic Intervention in Autism [AITA] charity. "It is wonderful to be involved in social [activities]. I would like to be more than just an athlete winning medals overseas." (Tv2000it YouTube channel, 19 Nov 2018)

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