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CURATOLI Luca

sabre
Rank3
Pts180.000
Age26
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Naples, ITA

Occupation Police Athlete

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Law - University Guido Carli: Rome, ITA

License number 25071994000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1157
Padoue (ITALY), 2019-03-08Varsovie (POLAND), 2019-02-01Varsovie (POLAND), 2015-02-20
Madrid (SPAIN), 2016-05-13
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2016-11-04
Padoue (ITALY), 2018-02-02
Varsovie (POLAND), 2020-02-21
World Championship--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15
Zone Championships--11
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15
Grand Prix1225
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2017-06-02Moscow (RUSSIA), 2018-05-11Seoul (KOREA), 2017-03-31
Montreal (CANADA), 2020-01-10Moscow (RUSSIA), 2019-05-24

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport? He was encouraged to take up the sport by his half-brothers Raffaello Caserta and Leonardo Caserta.

Club / Team GS Fiamme Oro: Italy

Name of coach Leonardo Caserta [brother], ITA; Roberto De Cesare [fitness]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Playing and watching tennis, cooking, watching TV and movies. (Italia Team Twitter profile, 01 Dec 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Instagram profile, 21 Jun 2017)

Hero / Idol Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (anygivensunday.it 27 Jun 2020)

Awards and honours In 2017 he received the Golden Lion for Sporting Effort at the China Awards in Italy. The Golden Lion is presented to personalities within culture, sport, and the media who stand out in the relationship between Italy and the People's Republic of China. (fondazioneitaliacina.it, 05 Dec 2017)

Famous relatives His half-brothers Raffaello Caserta and Leonardo Caserta have both been involved in fencing. Raffaello competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in team sabre in Atlanta in 1996, while Leonardo has worked as Curatoli's coach. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jun 2017; federscherma.it, 15 Jun 2017; cnposillipo.org, 18 Jul 2015; poliziadistato.it, 18 Jul 2015)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (oasport.it, 07 Jun 2020)

Other information IN THE FAMILY
His half-brother Raffaello Caserta competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in team sabre in Atlanta in 1996, while his other half-brother Leonardo Caserta has worked as his coach. "It is because of my brother Raffy that I started doing this sport. I remember as a child watching him at competitions on TV and screaming at the screen, thinking that he could hear me. He was a great champion and he often gives me advice after or before a competition. I have never felt pressure because I know that I am supported in what I do by my brothers and my family and this gives me a lot of competitive energy and stimulates me to do well. My relationship with Leo is very particular, to be honest. I would not know how to define our relationship, if it is more like that of brothers or of teacher and student. Certainly we are very close and both very fussy. We energise each other to face the most difficult moments and this is one of our strengths." (anygivensunday.it 27 Jun 2020)

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