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CIPRESSA Erica

foil
Rank28
Pts54.000
Age25
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Jean-Philippe Patrice

Occupation Police Athlete

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Law - University of Padua: Italy

License number 18051996000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-112
Alger (ALGERIA), 2018-02-02Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2019-05-03
1--1
Napoli (ITALY), 2019-07-04

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age five in Mogliano Veneto, Italy.

Why this sport? Her father, an Olympic fencer, encouraged her to take up the sport. "My father was my first coach and initially it was just for fun. But when my athletics and fencing commitments overlapped I had to make a choice."

Club / Team GS Fiamme Oro: Italy

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Photography. (tribunatreviso.gelocal.it, 30 Mar 2016)

Hero / Idol Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali. (tribunatreviso.gelocal.it, 30 Mar 2016)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Fencing is a way of life. It strengthens you and helps you grow." (tribunatreviso.gelocal.it, 30 Mar 2016)

Other sports She has competed in athletics at national junior level. (tribunatreviso.gelocal.it, 30 Mar 2016)

Famous relatives Her father Andrea Cipressa represented Italy in fencing, and won gold in team foil at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He has since worked for the Italian Fencing Federation [FIS], including as manager of the Italian men's and women's foil fencing teams. Her partner Jean-Philippe Patrice has represented France in fencing at World Cup level. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021; coni.it, 17 May 2018; Jean-Philippe Patrice Instagram profile, 13 Mar 2021)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 26 Feb 2021)

Other information RESIDENCE
She splits her time between Mogliano Veneto, Italy, and Paris, France. (Instagram profile, 17 Mar 2021)

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