Wladimiro Calarese

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Wladimiro Calarese
Wladimiro Calarese 1960.jpg
Wladimiro Calarese at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1930-10-03)3 October 1930
Messina, Italy
Died 13 August 2005(2005-08-13) (aged 74)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing

Wladimiro Calarese (3 October 1930 – 13 August 2005) was an Italian sabre fencer. He won two bronze medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics and two silver medals, at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

After retiring from competitions Calarese defended a PhD at New York University and until his death in 2005 lived in the United States. He spent most of his career as a researcher at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,[2] but also taught fencing at Wright State University. He was survived by his son Gianguido Calarese, daughter Mia Calarese, sister Wanda Calarese and former wife Barbara Dirr. His another son Gino Calarese died before him.[3] In 2009, an international saber tournament was held in his honor in Palermo, which was attended by world's best saber competitors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wladimiro Calarese". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Publications by Calarese. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  3. ^ Wladimiro Calarese. findagrave.com
  4. ^ LA SCIABOLA MONDIALE IN PEDANA IN SICILIA – IL MEMORIAL CALARESE. federscherma.it