Residence Rome, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
|Orléans (FRANCE), 2017-10-27|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age seven in Castelvetrano, Italy.
Why this sport? She was given the chance to try the sport at her school. "It was love at first sight. I was a very shy girl and wearing a mask helped me to be more confident, stronger."
Club / Team Frascati Scherma [ITA] / GS Fiamme Gialle [ITA]:
Competing for Italy
Hobbies Playing volleyball. (snapitaly.it, 06 Nov 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (pianetascherma.com, 01 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career Her first coach Ninni Signorello. (#CondividereTV YouTube channel, 13 Feb 2018; castelvetranoselinunte.it, 27 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini. (primapaginacastelvetrano.it, 23 Aug 2018)
Injuries She required surgery on a ligament in her wrist in May 2019. (oasport.it, 16 May 2019)
She sustained a muscle injury in November 2018 and was out of action for two months. (oasport.it, 16 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I love combat. This sport fascinates me, it has noble origins and it has a charm that only fencers can understand. Under the mask you feel your own breath, your own stress, and every day you have new rivals to beat. The most amazing thing is that you realise that you are working for yourself, that the hardest rival to beat is yourself." (snapitaly.it, 06 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours In 2017 she received the Collare d'Oro from the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (corrieredisciacca.it, 31 Oct 2017)
Famous relatives Her brothers Giuseppe and Alessandro played professional handball in the first tier of the Italian championship. Her other brother Francesco played professional volleyball in the second tier of the Italian championship. (castelvetranoselinunte.it, 27 Jul 2017)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (#CondividereTV YouTube channel, 13 Feb 2018)
Other information FUTURE PLANS
She hopes to open a fencing hall in her hometown of Castelvetrano, Italy, to encourage young people to get involved in the sport. (#CondividereTV YouTube channel, 13 Feb 2018)
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