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LUCCHETTI Stefano Ivan

sabre
Rank40
Pts34.50
Age22
HandR

Personal Information

Residence London, ENG

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages Bulgarian, English, French, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight.

Why this sport? His family was involved in the fencing, and his father recognised his potential in the sport.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Nano (Facebook profile, 24 May 2019)

Hobbies Dancing, listening to music. (Facebook page, 01 May 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in team sabre at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (radiocut.fm, 13 Feb 2016)

Hero / Idol US boxer Mohammed Ali. (radiocut.fm, 13 Feb 2016)

Injuries He struggled with shoulder and knee injuries in 2016. (noti-amateur.blogspot.com, 30 Jun 2016)

Famous relatives His great-grandfathers Luis and Hector competed in fencing for Argentina and won bronze in team foil at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. His father Marcos also represented Argentina in the sport and has coached at collegiate level in the United States of America. (centraljersey.com, 27 Mar 2015; ohiostatebuckeyes.com, 26 Jan 2015; lucchettifencing.com, 2014)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (radiocut.fm, 13 Feb 2016)

Other information UNITED STATES TO ARGENTINA
He was born in San Francisco, CA, United States of America, and represented his country of birth at junior level. He was approached by an Argentine official at age 13, and chose to switch allegiances due to his family's history in the sport representing Argentina. "I do not know why but I felt as this was my destiny and I could not let this opportunity pass. I also decided to switch nationalities because I am the fifth generation of Lucchetti's in fencing. My ancestors won an Olympic medal, they inspired me to continue my family's fencing tradition in Argentina." (Facebook page, 27 May 2018; aadeporte.com.ar, 17 Jun 2018; noti-amateur.blogspot.com, 30 Jun 2016)

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