D'ARMIENTO Francesco


Personal Information

Residence Rome, ITA

Occupation Police Athlete

Languages Italian

Higher education Economics - University of Foggia: Italy

License number 11051994001


Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age five in Foggia, Italy.

Why this sport? He was inspired by the Zorro character as a child. At age five his father was advised to take him to fencing lessons. "My father didn't even know fencing existed. He took me to the fencing hall in Foggia, and I haven't stopped since."

Club / Team GS Fiamme Gialle: Italy

Name of coach Marco Siesto [personal]; Paolo Fiore [fitness]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Arm (Facebook profile, 02 Jun 2019)

Hero / Idol Italian fencers Aldo Montano and Luigi Tarantino, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (foggiareporter.it, 17 Sep 2018)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Grit your teeth and always keep an eye on what your goal is. The strong athlete is, above all, the one who is mentally strong." (foggiareporter.it, 30 Apr 2020)

Awards and honours In 2013 he received a special plaque from the mayor of Foggia in Italy for being ranked first in the world in the junior sabre category. (foggiatoday.it, 15 Mar 2013)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (foggiareporter.it, 30 Apr 2020)


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