SPECIALITY Foil individual, Foil team

Date of birth: 04/08/1992

Place of birth: Catania

Height x weight: 1,78 x 72

First Club: Club Scherma Acireale

Club: Fiamme Gialle

First Coach: Domenico Patti

Coach: Fabio Galli

Other sports: Football, futsal

Relationship Status: Single

Olympic Club: Yes

Olympic Games Participation:

1 (Rio 2016)


At only 18 years old, he bet on himself leaving his beloved Sicily to reach Frascati and devote himself to fencing full time. A choice that combined with talent and dedication soon paid off. Starting from a small gym in Acireale where he was forced to train in front of a mannequin, after a profitable career in the youth national teams, he entered the history of world fencing winning the Olympic foil title in Rio 2016. Brother of Enrico, a sword specialist and team silver medallist at the Brazilian Games, is engaged to Alice Volpi, also an Italian foil fencer and world champion in 2018. Ready to defend the title on the Tokyo platforms he is also determined to make up for the bitter fourth place achieved in the team competition five years ago. In Japan, he will also celebrate his 29th birthday, what better occasion to treat himself to a new Olympic joy?



Olympic Games

Rio (BRA) 2016 – Individuale
4° Rio (BRA) 2016 – Squadra

World Championships

Mosca (RUS) 2015 – Squadra
11° Mosca (RUS) 2015 – Individuale
Lipsia (GER) 2017 – Squadra
Lipsia (GER) 2017 – Individuale
Wuxi (CHN) 2018 – Squadra
5° Wuxi (CHN) 2018 – Individuale
Budapest (HUN) 2019 – Squadra
9° Budapest (HUN) 2019 – Individuale

European Championships

Montreux (SUI) 2015 – Individuale
5° Montreux (SUI) 2015 – Squadra
Torun (POL) 2016 – Squadra
12°Torun (POL) 2016 – Individuale
Tbilisi (GEO) 2017 – Individuale
Tbilisi (GEO) 2017 – Squadra
Novi Sad (SRB) 2018 – Individuale
Novi Sad (SRB) 2018 – Squadra
Dusseldorf (GER) 2019 – Individuale
Dusseldorf (GER) 2019 – Squadra

World Cup

2° 2015-2016
2° 2016-2017 
7° 2017-2018 
4° 2018-2019