Paolo Pizzo

Paolo Pizzo (born 4 April 1983) is an Italian épée fencer. He won 2011 World Fencing Championships in Catania, his home town, and through this he qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he finished in 5th place, losing to eventual champion Rubén Limardo.[1]

Paolo Pizzo
Paolo Pizzo Trophee Monal 2012 n01.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-04-04) 4 April 1983 (age 37)
Catania, Italy
CountryItaly Italy
ClubC.S. Aeronautica Militare


In 1996, when Paolo Pizzo was 13, he was diagnosed with head cancer that forced him to abandon the sport, then came slow rehabilitation until his first victory came in 2009.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event
2011 World Championships   Catania 1st Épée individual
2017 World Championships   Leipzig 1st Épée individual


  1. ^ "épée individual men results - Fencing - London 2012 Olympics". Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  2. ^ "Mondiali di scherma: la favola di Paolo Pizzo, dal tumore alla medaglia d'oro" (in Italian). 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.

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