Giovanna Trillini

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Giovanna Trillini
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Personal information
Nationality Italian
Born (1970-05-17) 17 May 1970 (age 44)
Iesi, Italy
Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
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