Eduardo Mangiarotti , Fencing.Ge | Fencing is my life

Eduardo Mangiarotti , Fencing.Ge | Fencing is my life


Edoardo Mangiarotti
Edoardo born April 7, 1919 , Renate, Italy died May 25, 2012. Italian fencer who was
one of the most successful performers in the history of the sport. Over a 40-year career,
Mangiarotti won 13 Olympic medals and 13 team world championships in foil and epee. Mangiarotti’s
father, a master fencer, began giving Edoardo and his brother Dario fencing lessons at the
age of eight. Edoardo was naturally right-handed but converted to the left hand under the urging
of his father, who believed it was a competitive advantage. Mangiarotti was 17 years old when
he competed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, helping Italy to win the team épée gold
medal. He won three more team Olympic golds (1952, 1956, and 1960) and a silver (1948)
in the epee competition, as well as a team gold (1956) and three silvers (1948, 1952,
and 1960) in the foil. An accomplished technical fencer, Mangiarotti also enjoyed individual
success at the Olympics. At the 1952 Games in Helsinki, Finland, he captured a gold medal
in the epee competition and a silver in the foil. He also won individual bronze medals
(1948, 1956) in the epee, and his 13 Olympic medals are the most ever collected by a fencer.
Mangiarotti’s brother Dario won a gold medal and two silver medals in Olympic competition.

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