CUOMO Valerio


Personal Information

Residence Naples, ITA

Occupation Police Athlete, Student

Languages English, Italian

Higher education Law - University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli: Caserta, ITA

License number 18041998003


World Cup1--1
Sochi (RUSSIA), 2022-02-11

Sport Specific Information

Why this sport? He wanted to become a footballer before his father encouraged him to try fencing. "I played football and was good at it, but then I started to follow my father to the gym and I became passionate about fencing. I still love football, but fencing is my sport."

Club / Team GS Fiamme Oro: Rome, ITA

Name of coach Daniele Pantoni [club]; Sandro Cuomo [father, personal], ITA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Valy (Instagram profile, 07 Jul 2018)

Hobbies Watching television series and movies. (ilmattino.it, 25 Apr 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2022 World Cup event in Sochi, Russian Federation. (ilmattino.it, 18 Feb 2022)

Hero / Idol Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (ilnapolionline.com, 24 Mar 2018)

Sporting philosophy / motto "The life of an athlete has its ups and downs, and it's thanks to these peaks and the hasty falls that you become what you are. A straight line with no wins and no defeats has nothing, it sows no emotions." (Facebook profile, 24 Nov 2020)

Awards and honours In 2022 he received a commemorative medal from the Campania Regional Committee of the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI] in honour of the gold medal he won in individual epee at the 2022 World Cup event in Sochi, Russian Federation. (ilmattino.it, 18 Feb 2022)

Famous relatives His father Sandro Cuomo has represented Italy in fencing, and won gold in team epee at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. His younger brother Fabrizio has competed in the sport for the Italian junior national team, winning team epee gold at the 2020 European Cadet and Junior Championships in Porec, Croatia. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Apr 2022; ilmattino.it, 16 Jan 2020; napoli.repubblica.it, 13 Apr 2017)


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