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ERRIGO Arianna
NOC Italy   
GenderWomen
Born 06 Jun 1988 in Monza, ITA
Height1.80 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Luca Simoncelli
Residence Frascati, ITA
Occupation Athlete
Languages Italian
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)

DUAL DISCIPLINE
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)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 1 Team Foil London, England
2012 2 Individual Foil London, England
World Championships
2019 3 Individual Foil Budapest, Hungary
2018 2 Team Foil Wuxi, China
2018 3 Individual Foil Wuxi, China
2017 1 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2017 3 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2015 1 Team Foil Moscow, Russia
2015 3 Individual Foil Moscow, Russia
2014 1 Individual Foil Kazan, Russia
2014 1 Team Foil Kazan, Russia
2013 1 Individual Foil Budapest, Hungary
2011 2 Team Foil Catania, Italy
2010 1 Team Foil Paris, France
2010 2 Individual Foil Paris, France
2009 1 Team Foil Antalya, Turkey
2009 3 Individual Foil Antalya, Turkey
European Championships
2019 3 Team Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 1 Team Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2018 2 Individual Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 1 Individual Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 1 Team Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 1 Individual Foil Torun, Poland
2015 3 Individual Foil Montreux, Switzerland
2014 6 Individual Foil Strasbourg, France
2013 1 Team Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2013 5 Individual Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2012 3 Individual Foil Legnano, Italy
2010 1 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2010 7 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2009 3 Individual Foil Plovdiv, Bulgaria