Andrea Baldini

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Andrea Baldini
Final Challenge international de Paris 2013-01-26 192558.jpg
At the Challenge International de Paris 2013
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 2012 London Team foil
World Championships
Gold 2009 Antalya Foil
Gold 2009 Antalya Team Foil
Gold 2013 Budapest Team foil
Silver 2005 Leipzig Team foil
Silver 2006 Turin Foil
Silver 2007 St. Petersburg Foil
Silver 2010 Paris Team Foil
Bronze 2006 Turin Team foil
European Championships
Gold Zalaegerszeg 2005 Team foil
Gold Gand 2007 Foil
Gold Plovdiv 2009 Foil
Gold Plovdiv 2009 Team foil
Gold Leipzig 2010 Foil
Gold Legnano 2012 Team foil
Silver 2014 Strasbourg Team foil
Bronze Copenhagen 2004 Team foil
Bronze Zalaegerszeg 2005 Foil
Bronze Gand 2007 Team foil
Bronze Zagreb 2013 Foil

Andrea Baldini (born 19 December 1985 in Livorno) is an Italian foil fencer.

Biography[edit]

Baldini won the silver medal at the foil 2006 World Fencing Championships after he lost the final 15-14 versus Peter Joppich. He repeated the same feat a year later at the 2007 World Championships this time losing 15–9 to Joppich.

On 1 August 2008 it was announced that Baldini had failed a drug test, and as a result had to relinquish his potential participation in the Beijing Olympics. Andrea Cassarà went in his place. The next year he was completely cleared of all accusations, and was readmitted to competitions, winning two gold medals at the European Championships in Plovdiv (individual and team). This time he eliminated Joppich in the quarter-finals.

On 3 October 2009, he finally became World Champion, defeating Andrea Cassarà 15-14 in the quarter-finals, Artem Sedov 15-6 in the semi-finals, and Zhu Jun 15–11 in the final. On the podium, he displayed an Italian flag with lyrics from Bob Dylan's "The Hurricane" written on it.

On July 2010, he won two gold medals at the 2010 European Fencing Championships in Leipzig.

On June 2013 he earned a bronze medal at the 2013 European Fencing Championships in Zagreb after he lost his semi-final against Joppich.

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