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Paolo Pizzo
Paolo Pizzo Italy

  • Country: Italy
  • Sport: Fencing
  • Height: 5'11" / 1.80m
  • Weight: 187 lbs / 84.8 kg
  • Born: 4/4/1983
  • Career Highlights: Ranked second in the world, Pizzo won the individual gold medal at the world championships in 2011, qualifying him for London and setting him up as a favorite to take gold as part of a powerful Italian team. He is making his first Olympic appearance, marking the culmination of a long journey from head cancer - diagnosed when he was just 13. Pizzo rebounded to become one of the world's premier fencers, achieving the top world ranking in epee by the end of the 2010-11 season.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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