Personal Information

Family Husband Natalio

Residence Neuilly-sur-Seine, FRA

Occupation Artist, Athlete, Business Owner

Languages English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Higher education Philosophy - Sorbonne University: Paris, FRA

License number 01121985000

Club Esporte Clube Pinheiros

World Cup2327
La Havane (CUBA), 2007-06-08Montréal (CANADA), 2009-05-29Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2009-03-07
Lobnya (RUSSIA), 2009-03-21Rome (ITALY), 2010-02-05Chengdu (CHINA), 2019-03-22
Suzhou (CHINA), 2017-11-10
World Championship1-12
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-15Paris (FRANCE), 2010-11-04
Zone Championships1-34
Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13
Toronto (CANADA), 2019-06-28
Grand Prix--22
Budapeste (HUNGARY), 2009-01-16
Doha (QATAR), 2009-01-24

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She first tried the sport at age five at school in Milan, Italy. At age nine she began training at a local gym.

Why this sport? A local fencing club sent instructors to her school to give a demonstration.

Club / Team Esporte Clube Pinheiros: São Paulo, BRA

Name of coach Marcos Cardoso [national]; Daniel Levavasseur [personal], FRA

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Playing the guitar, art. (uol.com.br, 27 Nov 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2019 World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. (EBC na Rede YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2019)

Most influential person in career Her father. (EBC na Rede YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2019)

Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (cob.org.br, 01 Aug 2016)

Injuries At age 24 she was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy and was away from the sport for about three months. (oglobo.globo.com, 16 Aug 2020)

Awards and honours She was named the 2017 Fencer of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. (cbesgrima.org.br, 23 Feb 2018)

Milestones She became the first fencer representing Brazil to claim a world title when she won gold in individual epee at the 2019 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Apr 2020; gazetaesportiva.com, 19 Jul 2019)

Famous relatives Her husband Natalio Simionato is a famous chef. (donnaglamour.it, 05 Aug 2018)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 09 Oct 2019)

Other information FROM ITALY TO BRAZIL
Her mother is Italian-Brazilian and her father was Italian-German. Having represented Italy at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she accepted an offer from the Brazilian Fencing Federation [GTP] in January 2014 to represent Brazil. "I grew up with this international mentality. I didn't have any limits. It allows me to send a message to everybody, to respect their own origins, education and their own resources to succeed and to make the best out of themselves. That's the most important thing." (uol.com.br, 27 Nov 2020; olimpiadatododia.com.br, 09 Oct 2019; nathaliemoellhausen.com, 13 May 2015)

She dedicated the gold medal she won at the 2019 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, to her father who passed away in 2018. "He was my biggest fan and support in life. He taught me that if you believe in a dream, anything is possible. To go until the end and it doesn't matter when success may happen in life, the most important thing is to never give up. I never gave up because I knew I couldn't give up as this result was important for him. So I dedicate this medal to him, who surely was beside me, enjoying this magical result." (gazetaesportiva.com, 19 Jul 2019; EBC na Rede YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2019)

In 2020 she launched '5touches', an online platform in which she promotes fencing through art and style. "My project is not only about teaching fencing, but also using fencing as a tool for children and young people to understand their mind and to learn through it. I hope to expand people's perspective on fencing, turning my sport into my art and lifestyle. For me life is like a fencing piste, an initial journey that starts with self learning and mastership through to the transmission of this experience to others." (uol.com.br, 27 Nov 2020; 5touches.com, 2021)

In 2010 she was employed as the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Championships in Paris, France. She also competed at the event. Following the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she took a two-year break from fencing in order to focus on her career outside of sport. In 2013 she worked as the art director for the 100th Anniversary Gala of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] in Paris, France. In 2018 she returned as art director for the FIE's 105th Anniversary celebrations. (pianetascherma.com, 07 Dec 2018; srzd.com, 28 Nov 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2016; nathaliemoellhausen.com, 13 May 2015)

She has combined fencing with modelling and worked for Italian designer Alberta Ferretti. "Everything I do in fashion is related to fencing. My idea is to develop fencing as not just a sport, but as an artistic form, like fashion." (eurosport.co.uk, 07 Aug 2016)


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