Angelo Mazzoni

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Angelo Mazzoni
Angelo Mazzoni 2014 Challenge RFF t131020.jpg
Personal information
Born (1961-04-03) 3 April 1961 (age 53)
Milan, Italy
Weapon(s) Épée
Hand right-handed

Angelo Mazzoni, (born 3 April 1961 in Milan) is an Italian épée fencer who competed at six consecutive Olympics between 1980 and 2000,[1] winning gold in 1996 and 2000.[2]

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He was the eighth fencer, and the first Italian fencer, to compete at six Olympics. He was the third Italian, after Piero and Raimondo D'Inzeo, to compete at six Olympics.

At the World Championships, he came third in 1983 and second in 1990.[3] At the European Championships, he came first in 1981 and third in 1983.[4]

He was coached by Italian coach Gianni Muzio. In February 2008, he and Muzio were hired by the Fencing Federation of Switzerland to be in charge of coaching the Switzerland men's and women's team for the 2012 London Olympics.[5] In April 2014, Mazzoni decided to leave Switzerland and expressed the desire to return to Italy mainly for family reasons.[6] After the 2014 World Fencing Championships the Russian Fencing Federation announced Mazzoni as the new coach of the Russian épée senior team in replacement of Andrey Shuvalov.[7]

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