Valentina Vezzali

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Date of Birth February 14, 1974
Place of Birth Italy
Age 47 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Valentina Vezzali

Valentina Vezzali is an Italian fencer and politician. As fencer she has won six Olympic gold medals in foil competitions. Together with the German shooter Ralf Schumann, the Slovak slalom canoeist Michal Martikán and the Japanese female judoka Ryoko Tani, Vezzali is one of only four athletes in the history of the Summer Olympic Games to have won five medals in the same individual event. From 1996 to 2010 she also won 11 Fencing World Cups. In 2013, she became a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies as part of the Civic Choice party.

Full name: Maria Valentina Vezzali
Nickname(s): Cobra
Country represented: Italy
Born: February 14, 1974, Iesi, Italy
Weapon(s): Foil
Hand: right-handed
National coach(es): Andrea Cipressa
Club: G.S. Fiamme Oro
FIE Ranking: rankings
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About Valentina Vezzali

Italian fencer who won six gold medals in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics, in addition to a silver and two bronzes.

Valentina Vezzali Before Fame

She won her first medal in International Competition at the 1995 World Fencing Championships.

Achievement of Valentina Vezzali

She was the first fencer in Olympic history to win three Individual Foil gold medals at three consecutive Olympics.

Valentina Vezzali Family Life

She married Italian soccer player Domenico Giugliano. She has two sons named Pietro and Andrea.

Associations of Valentina Vezzali

She won gold at the 2008 Olympics, where swimmer Michael Phelps won an amazing eight gold medals.

Information related to Valentina Vezzali

  • Civic Choice politicians
  • Italian female fencers
  • Fencers at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Olympic fencers of Italy
  • Fencers at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Fencers at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Fencers at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Fencers at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Competitors at the 2001 Mediterranean Games
  • Olympic silver medalists for Italy
  • Olympic gold medalists for Italy
  • Olympic bronze medalists for Italy
  • Competitors at the 2009 Mediterranean Games
Latest information about Valentina Vezzali updated on April 17, 2021.

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