ERRIGO Arianna


Personal Information

Family Husband Luca Simoncelli

Residence Frascati, ITA

Occupation Athlete

Languages Italian

License number 06061988000


World Cup1081533
Dallas (USA), 2009-06-21La Havane (CUBA), 2010-06-07Leipzig (GERMANY), 2009-02-21
Turin (ITALY), 2013-03-22Turin (ITALY), 2011-03-11Salzbourg (AUSTRIA), 2010-02-13
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2014-02-26St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2011-06-05Shanghai (CHINA), 2010-05-03
Shanghai (CHINA), 2014-05-02St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2012-06-03Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2012-02-10
Cancun (MEXICO), 2014-10-17Alger (ALGERIA), 2015-02-06Budapest (HUNGARY), 2012-03-23
St-Maur (FRANCE), 2014-11-07Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2015-05-01Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-02-08
St-Maur (FRANCE), 2015-11-06Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2016-05-20Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2013-03-08
Gdansk (POLAND), 2016-01-15Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2017-04-28Shanghai (CHINA), 2013-05-03
Cancun (MEXICO), 2016-10-14Budapest (HUNGARY), 2014-02-07
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-11-22Turin (ITALY), 2014-03-21
Alger (ALGERIA), 2016-02-05
St-Maur (FRANCE), 2016-11-04
Alger (ALGERIA), 2017-01-13
Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-10-13
Katowice (POLAND), 2019-01-11
World Championship2158
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-08-05Paris (FRANCE), 2010-11-05Antalya (TURKEY), 2009-10-01
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-15
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-19
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-20
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-16
Zone Championships2136
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-21Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-17Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2009-07-13
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-13Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-08
Grand Prix77721
Gdansk (POLAND), 2009-02-27Séoul (KOREA), 2009-05-15Gdansk (POLAND), 2011-02-25
Gdansk (POLAND), 2013-02-01St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2009-05-22Séoul (KOREA), 2012-05-19
Gdansk (POLAND), 2014-01-31Gdansk (POLAND), 2010-02-26Turin (ITALY), 2015-11-27
Marseille (FRANCE), 2014-05-23Séoul (KOREA), 2011-05-21Turin (ITALY), 2016-12-02
Turin (ITALY), 2014-11-28Marseille (FRANCE), 2012-04-28Long Beach, California (USA), 2017-03-17
La Havane (CUBA), 2016-03-11Séoul (KOREA), 2014-04-26Turin (ITALY), 2017-12-01
Shanghai (CHINA), 2016-06-03Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-12-15Shanghai (CHINA), 2019-05-17
Olympic Games-1-1
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2012-07-28

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age six at a club in Monza, Italy.

Why this sport? Her mother took her to a fencing club and she fell in love with the sport.

Club / Team Frascati Scherma [ITA] / CS Carabinieri [ITA]:

Name of coach Luca Simoncelli [husband], ITA, from 2016

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames TsunAri [a play on the word 'tsunami']. (ariannaerrigo.it, 19 Jun 2017)

Hobbies Reading, dancing, surfing, travelling, drawing, cooking. (ariannaerrigo.it, 19 Jun 2017; avvenire.it, 19 Jul 2017; vanityfair.it, 02 May 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (vanityfair.it, 02 May 2019)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Dare to do it, because everybody can quit." (vanityfair.it, 02 May 2019)

Awards and honours She received the Golden Necklace of Sports Merit in 2012 in Italy. (newsmondo.it, 06 Jun 2018)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (corriere.it, 04 Nov 2017)

Other information FENCING COUPLE
She planned to marry her partner and coach, Luca Simoncelli, in June 2019. She says the couple try to separate their fencing and private lives. "We have a rule, we do not speak about fencing at home. Everything that happens on the piste stays on the piste." (vanityfair.it, 02 May 2019)

After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she began competing internationally in the sabre discipline in addition to foil. She has expressed a desire to compete in the two disciplines at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. "My goal is to compete in Tokyo both in foil and sabre events. It's a challenge, perhaps impossible, but I believe in it. I also believe that the sabre can help me a lot with the foil. I've completely changed my training as the two weapons are completely different. Sabre competitions are very fast-paced, with very fast attacks and little time between attacks. The pace is very quick, which I am not used to. It's not easy to mentally get into the match that quickly and to stay focused when everything happens so fast. But I like it, it's exciting." (FIE Youtube Channel, 28 Mar 2017; olympicchannel.com, 01 Aug 2017)


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