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Valentina Vezzali

Full name: Maria Valentina Vezzali
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: February 14, 1974 in Jesi, Ancona, Italy
Affiliations: CS Jesi/Fiamme Oro, Roma
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

In Beijing, Valentina Vezzali became the first woman in Olympic history to win five gold medals in fencing. Between 1996 and 2008, she has won the individual foil three times (2000, 2004, 2008) and the team competition twice (1996, 2000). She has also won an individual silver (1996) and a team bronze (2008), bringing her Olympic medal total to seven, second only to team mate and her opponent in the 2004 final, Giovanna Trillini. Outside of the Olympics, Vezzali’s record is no less impressive: she won 11 world titles in foil fencing (five individual, six team) and 17 medals in total, as well as nine European titles (five individual, four team). Between 1996 and 2008, she also won the women’s foil World Cup a record ten times, and her extensive medal cabinet also features gold medals from the Mediterranean Games and Universiads.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Italy ITA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Women's Foil, Team Italy ITA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Women's Foil, Team Italy ITA 1 Gold
2004 Summer 30 Athina Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Women's Foil, Team Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Women's Foil, Team Italy ITA 1 Gold

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TD 1P 2P 3P OT S
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Vezzali (ITA) 10 10
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Bout #1 1 1996-07-22 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Modaine-Cessac (FRA) 7 15
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Bout #1 1 1996-07-22 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Marsh (USA) 10 15
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Round Three Bout #1 1 1996-07-22 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Velichko (RUS) 13 15
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Round Two Bout #1 1 1996-07-22 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Jeon (KOR) 12 15
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Round One Bout #1 AC 1996-07-22 Vezzali (ITA) bye
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 15, König (GER) 5 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Bout #1 1 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 8 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Bout #1 1 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 9, Lazăr-Szabo (ROU) 8 9
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Round Three Bout #1 1 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Gruchała (POL) 8 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Round Two Bout #1 1 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Seo (KOR) 3 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Round One Bout #1 AC 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) bye
2004 Summer 30 Athina Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2004-08-18 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Trillini (ITA) 11 15
2004 Summer 30 Athina Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Bout #1 1 2004-08-18 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Mohamed (HUN) 7 15
2004 Summer 30 Athina Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Bout #4 1 2004-08-18 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Wuillème (FRA) 8 15
2004 Summer 30 Athina Fencing Italy ITA Round Two Bout #8 1 2004-08-18 Vezzali (ITA) 15, González (VEN) 4 15
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout 1/2 1 2008-08-11 Vezzali (ITA) 6, Nam (KOR) 5 6
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Bout #2 1 2008-08-11 Vezzali (ITA) 12, Granbassi (ITA) 3 12
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Bout #4 1 2008-08-11 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Knapek (HUN) 3 15
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round Three Bout #8 1 2008-08-11 Vezzali (ITA) 10, Zhang (CHN) 7 10
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round Two Bout #16 1 2008-08-11 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Mroczkiewicz (POL) 3 15
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Standings 3 2012-07-28 1
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Round Bout 3/4 1 2012-07-28 Vezzali (ITA) 13, Nam (KOR) 12 13 2 4 6 1
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Bout #2 2 2012-07-28 Errigo (ITA) 15, Vezzali (ITA) 12 12 9 3
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Bout #4 1 2012-07-28 Vezzali (ITA) 8, Boubakri (TUN) 7 8 2 3 2 1
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Round Three Bout #8 1 2012-07-28 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Chen (CHN) 6 15 7 5 3
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Round Two Bout #16 1 2012-07-28 Vezzali (ITA) 14, Nishioka (JPN) 8 14 4 3 7
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Round One Bout #32 1 2012-07-28 Vezzali (ITA) bye

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TTD ITD TD
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-25 45 14
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Vezzali (ITA) 2 2
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Lazăr-Szabo (ROU) 1 4
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 8, Scarlat (ROU) 3 8
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 ITA 45, HUN 42 45 14
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 2 1996-07-25 Mohamed (HUN) 7, Vezzali (ITA) 5 5
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Lantos (HUN) 2 4
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Jánosi-Németh (HUN) 5 5
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 ITA 45, CHN 24 45 14
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Liang (CHN) 3 4
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 6, Wang (CHN) 1 6
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 1996-07-25 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Xiao (CHN) 1 4
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2000-09-23 45 20
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 10, Gruchała (POL) 3 10
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Mroczkiewicz (POL) 3 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Wolnicka-Szewczyk (POL) 2 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 ITA 45, USA 38 45 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Marsh (USA) 2 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Zimmermann (USA) 1 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Zimmermann (USA) 1 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 ITA 45, UKR 39 45 16
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 2 2000-09-23 Vasylieva (UKR) 7, Vezzali (ITA) 6 6
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 2000-09-23 Koltsova (UKR) 5, Vezzali (ITA) 5 5
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2000-09-23 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Leleiko (UKR) 4 5
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2008-08-16 ITA 32, HUN 23 32 20
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Varga (HUN) 2 5
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Mohamed (HUN) 2 4
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 11, Újlaki (HUN) 6 11
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 2 2008-08-16 RUS 22, ITA 21 21 13
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 2008-08-16 Lamonova (RUS) 3, Vezzali (ITA) 3 3
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Nikishina (RUS) 3 4
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 6, Boyko (RUS) 5 6
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 2 2008-08-16 Boyko (RUS) 1, Vezzali (ITA) 0 0
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round One Team Bout #2 1 2008-08-16 ITA 37, CHN 24 37 18
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round One Team Bout #2 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Sun (CHN) 2 5
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round One Team Bout #2 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 3, Su (CHN) 0 3
2008 Summer 34 Beijing Fencing Italy ITA Round One Team Bout #2 1 2008-08-16 Vezzali (ITA) 10, Zhang (CHN) 7 10
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2012-08-05 ITA 45, RUS 31
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 ITA 45, FRA 22
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 ITA 42, GBR 14
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Deriglazova (RUS) 2 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Shanayeva (RUS) 3 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Final Round Match 1/2 2 2012-08-05 Korobeynikova (RUS) 7, Vezzali (ITA) 5 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 4, Maîtrejean (FRA) 2 4
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Thibus (FRA) 3 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Guyart (FRA) 2 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Bentley (GBR) 2 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 5, Troiano (GBR) 0 5
2012 Summer 38 London Fencing Italy ITA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1T 2012-08-05 Vezzali (ITA) 2, Sheppard (GBR) 2 2