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Date of birth: 21/06/1989

Place of Birth: Catania

m. 1,88

kg. 85

Speciality Epee team


The Italian épée in Rio will speak Sicilian. The Italian athlete, indeed, was born 27 years ago in Catania, as Paolo Pizzo, of whom he was best man at his wedding, and not far from Acireale, the city of Marco Fichera. Youth world champion and world bronza in individual épée, in Brazil he puts his weapon at the service of the Italian cause. His brother Daniele, also a fencer (though foil rather than épée), is his first supporter. His first school was the Acireale Fencing Club, under Master Raffaele Manzoni. Thanks to him he learnt to understand the roots of his sport and of duels to “first blood”. He now wants to throw his gauntlet down on the platform at the Games.

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Achievements at the Olympic Games

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 23/01/2016
First Club: Club Scherma Acireale
Club: Carabinieri
First Coach: Domenico Patti
Coach: Andrea Candiani
Other sports: Football
Hobby: Travelling, cooking
Relationship Status: Single


World Championship

6° Parigi 2010 - Individuale
13° Parigi 2010 – Squadra
4° Kiev 2012 – Squadra
12° Budapest 2013 – Individuale
7° Budapest 2013 – Squadra
3° Kazan 2014 – Individuale
6° Kazan 2014 – Squadra
4° Mosca 2015 – Squadra
5° Mosca 2015 – Individuale

European Championship

5° Lipsia 2010 – Squadra
26° Lipsia 2010 – Individuale
7° Sheffield 2011 – Squadra
5° Zagabria 2013 – Individuale
5° Zagabria 2013 – Squadra
11° Strasburgo 2014 – Squadra
33° Strasburgo 2014 – Individuale
10° Montreux 2015 – Individuale
12° Montreux 2015 – Squadra
2° Torun 2016 - Squadra

World Cup

4° 2013-2014
3° 2014-2015

Olympic Games medal table

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