Diego Occhiuzzi

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Diego Occhiuzzi
Diego Occhiuzzi 2014 European Championships SMS-EQ t140630.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Italy
Born (1981-04-30) 30 April 1981 (age 33)
Weapon(s) Sabre
Hand right-handed
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Club CS Aeronautica Militare
Head coach(es) Leonardo Caserta
FIE Ranking current ranking

Diego Occhiuzzi (born 30 April 1981 in Napoli) is an Italian fencer and olympic medal winner in team sabre competition.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's sabre where he lost to Áron Szilágyi in the final round to win the silver medal. He was also part of the Italian men's sabre team that won the bronze medal.

Achievements[edit]

Occhiuzzi has been most successful in team events, having won a bronze Olympic medals in both 2008 and 2012, a bronze, a silver, and another bronze from the 2007, 2010, and 2011 World Fencing Championships, and a gold from both the 2013 and 2014 European Fencing Championships. However, his best result is having placed second in the individual event at the 2012 Olympics. In the finals, he lost to Aron Szilagyi, 15-8, one of the least impressive Olympic final bouts.

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