Mauro Numa (born 8 November 1961 in Mestre) is an Italian fencer and one of the strongest during the 1980s.His career started very early and in 1979, at 18, he was included in the Foil's Italian Team. In 1980 Numa could not compete at the Moscow Olympic Games due to the boycott.

Mauro Numa
Personal information
Born (1961-11-08) 8 November 1961 (age 58)
Mestre, Italy
CountryItaly Italy


In 1984 at 22 he competed at the Los Angeles Olympic Games winning gold in the individual and team foil events.[1][2] In the final for the Individual Title Numa won over Matthias Behr. Less than 1 minute before the end Behr was 4 points up but Numa caught his opponent and eventually won in the tie break with the final score of 12-11.

In the following years Numa confirmed to be one of the strongest in Foil Individual winning medals in Clermont-Ferrand 1982, in Barcelona 1985, in Sofia 1986, in Denver 1989 World Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Event
1979 World Championships   Melbourne 2nd Foil team
1981 World Championships   Clermont-Ferrand 2nd Foil team
1982 World Championships   Rome 2nd Foil individual
3d Foil Team
European Championships   Mödling 1st Foil individual
1984 Olympic Games   Los Angeles 1st Foil individual
1st Foil Team
1985 World Championships   Barcelona 1st Foil individual
1st Foil Team
1986 World Championships   Sofia 3d Foil individual
1st Foil Team
1989 World Championships   Denver 3d Foil individual
1990 World Championships   Lyon 1st Foil team
Fencing World Cup
  •   Foil (1982, 1983, 1985)


  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Mauro Numa". Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
  2. ^ "Mauro Numa Olympic Results". Retrieved 2011-05-08.