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Personal Information

Occupation Armed Forces Athlete

Languages Italian

License number 27091999000


Grand Prix--11
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up fencing at age six and began competing at age 10.

Why this sport? She grew up in Vercelli, Italy, and was inspired by the city's connections to fencing. Her family had also been involved in the sport. "I developed a passion for it because Vercelli is the city of fencing. It is also a family sport. My dad and my grandparents practised it before me, so it was inevitable that sooner or later I would start too."

Club / Team CS Aeronautica Militare [ITA] / Scherma Pro Vercelli [ITA]:

Name of coach Massimo Zenga Germano [Scherma Pro Vercelli]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Chicca (lastampa.it, 20 Apr 2018)

Hobbies Chess, sailing, watching tennis. (oasport.it, 23 Jan 2020)

Most influential person in career Her father Riccardo Isola. (il-cosmo.com, 03 May 2018)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I am very superstitious. On my part of the platform I always leave my mother's sweatshirt, before getting on the platform I wet my wrists with my bottle of water, and I send a message to my father saying, 'Kiss'. The judges often pull me up for causing delays." (il-cosmo.com, 03 May 2018)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I like this sport because it is individual. Success is mine alone. It requires a lot of concentration, dedication, passion." (il-cosmo.com, 03 May 2018)

Awards and honours In 2017 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Pro Vercelli fencing club in Italy. (tgvercelli.it, 20 Apr 2018)

Famous relatives Her father Riccardo Isola has been president of the Pro Vercelli fencing club in Italy, and has also served as a fencing instructor. (vercellioggi.it, 19 Aug 2020; accademianazionaledischerma.it, 01 Jan 2019)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport2u.tv, 23 Jul 2020)


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