Ilaria Bianco

Ilaria Bianco (born May 29, 1980 in Pisa) is an Italian sabre fencer.[2] Between 1999 and 2005, Bianco had won a total of five medals (one gold, three silver, and one bronze), as a member of the Italian team, at the World Fencing Championships.[3][4] She is a member of the fencing team for the Italian Military Air Force (Italian: Sala d'Armi Aeronautica Militare), and is coached and trained by Nicola Zanotti.[1]

Ilaria Bianco
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Bianco at the 2014 Orléans Grand Prix
Personal information
Nationality Italy
Born (1980-05-29) 29 May 1980 (age 40)
Pisa, Italy
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
ClubSala d'Armi Aeronautica Militare[1]
Coached byNicola Zanotti[1]

Bianco represented Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's individual sabre event, along with her teammate Gioia Marzocca.[5] She defeated China's Huang Haiyang in the preliminary round of thirty-two, before losing out her next match to Russia's Sofiya Velikaya, with a score of 6–15.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "CONI Profile – Ilaria Bianco" (in Italian). Italian National Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ilaria Bianco". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Sanzo mondiale a Nimes il fioretto è sempre d'oro" [Sanzo wins world gold for the foil in Nimes] (in Italian). La Repubblica Sport Italiano. 29 October 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Mondiali di scherma: il fioretto è azzurro Anche Sanzo è medaglia d'oro" [World Fencing Championships: Sanzo wins another gold medal in the foil] (in Italian). La Repubblica Sport Italiano. 11 October 2005. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Scherma: Bianco e Marzocca, biglietto per Pechino senza squillo finale" [Fencing: Bianco and Marzocca guarantees ticket to Beijing without qualifying for the final] (in Italian). Blogo Italiano. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's Individual Sabre – Round of 16". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.

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