Giovanna Trillini

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Giovanna Trillini
Giovanna trillini.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1970-05-17) 17 May 1970 (age 44)
Iesi, Italy
Height 164 cm
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Fencing
Event(s) Foil
Club G.S. Forestale

Giovanna Trillini (born 17 May 1970 in Iesi) is an Italian foil fencer. She is a 4-time Olympic champion (3 times in the team event, 1 time individual) and she won an additional silver and two bronze medals in individual Olympic competitions.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

She has two brothers, Ezio and Roberto, who were both fencers. In 2001 she got her degree in Sport Science at the University of Urbino.[3]
Trillini won the bronze medal at the foil 2006 World Fencing Championships after she lost 15-8 to Margherita Granbassi in the semi final. Later in the tournament she also won a silver in the team's foil event together with her team mates Elisa Di Francisca, Margherita Granbassi and Valentina Vezzali.
In 1998 she married Giovanni Battista Rotella. They have two children: Claudia, born on 12 September 2005 [4][5][6] and Giovanni, born on 1 August 2009.[7][8]

Achievements[edit]

Olympics Games
  • Gold medal.svg Foil individual (1992) and Foil team (1992, 1996, 2000)
  • Silver medal.svg Foil individual (2004)
  • Bronze medal.svg Foil individual (1996, 2000) and Foil team (2008)
World Championships
  • Gold medal world centered-2.svg Foil individual (1991, 1997) and Foil team (1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004)
  • Silver medal world centered-2.svg Foil individual (1990, 1995) and Foil team (1986, 1994, 2006)
  • Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Foil individual (1989, 1998, 2006, 2007) and Foil team (1987)
European Championships
  • Gold medal europe.svg Foil team (1999, 2000)
  • Silver medal europe.svg Foil individual (2001)
  • Bronze medal europe.svg Foil individual (1994) and Foil team (1998, 2007)
Fencing World Cup
  • Simple gold cup.svg Foil (1991, 1994, 1995, 1998)

Honours and awards[edit]

 Italy: Grande Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Italian for: Grand Officer Order of Merit of the Italian Republic ), 01 September 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Giovanna Trillini". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Giovanna Trillini Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ "La Biografia" [Biography]. Giovanna Trillini Official Web site (in Italian). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "UN FIOCCO ROSA TRA LE MEDAGLIE D'ORO". Giovanna Trillini Official Web site (in Italian). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "SCHERMA, GIOVANNA TRILLINI MAMMA: E' NATA CLAUDIA" [Fencing, Giovanna Trillini is a mom]. La Repubblica (in Italian). 13 September 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "GIOVANNA TRILLINI E' DIVENTATA MAMMA: E' NATA CLAUDIA" [Giovanna Trillini is a mom]. Federazione Italiana Scherma (in Italian). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Scherma: nato figlio Trillini" [Fencing, born Trillini's son]. Tuttosport (in Italian). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Vito Graffeo (1 August 2009). "La Trillini è mamma" [Trillini is a mom]. Sportlive (in Italian). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Summer Olympics
Preceded by
Giuseppe Abbagnale
Italy Flag bearer for Italy
1996 Atlanta
Succeeded by
Carlton Myers