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NOC Italy   
Born 04 Aug 1992 in Catania, ITA
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Alice Volpi
Residence Rome, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer, Student
Languages Italian
Higher education Medicine - University of Rome Tor Vergata: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first took up the sport in his garage. "It has helped shape my character. I was training with a dummy."
Club / Team GS Fiamme Gialle [ITA] / Frascati Scherma [ITA]:
Name of coach Fabio Galli [national]
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Dani (Facebook profile, 06 Aug 2017)
Hobbies Reading, watching films. (, 16 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 07 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Italian fencers Andrea Baldini and Stefano Barrera. (, 28 Sep 2016)
Injuries In October 2017 he required surgery on a collapsed lung. (, 26 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours In 2018 he was recipient of the Collare d'Oro [Golden Necklace] the highest award presented by the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (, 19 Dec 2018)
Famous relatives His brother Enrico has represented Italy in fencing. He won bronze in individual epee at the 2014 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. His partner Alice Volpi has also represented Italy in the sport. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Jul 2017;, 06 Dec 2016;, 13 Jun 2015)
Ambitions To compete at future editions of the Olympic Games, and to become a doctor. (, 28 Sep 2016)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Individual Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 4 Team Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
World Championships
2019 3 Team Foil Budapest, Hungary
2018 1 Team Foil Wuxi, China
2018 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Wuxi, China
2017 1 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2017 3 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
European Championships
2019 2 Individual Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 3 Team Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 2 Individual Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2018 2 Team Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 1 Individual Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 3 Team Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 2 Individual Foil Montreux, Switzerland