Tokyo 2020, first medal for Italy: Samele wins silver in the saber
L’Italy conquers the first medal silver at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: the 34 year old Luigi Samele he was defeated for 15 points to 7 by the Hungarian Szilagyi in the individual men’s saber final, finishing in second place on the podium.
Who is Luigi Samele, medal in the men’s saber at Tokyo 2020
Born in Foggia in 1987, Luigi Samele began studying fencing when he was very young. His first steps as a professional took them under the guidance of Andrea Terenzio, who led him to conquer several international titles, both at European and world level. Including bronze at the London Olympics in 2012.
“TO London I qualified last, I was far behind in the rankings and I recovered in the last two races. Then came to the games I entered with the team at a large disadvantage and we have won the bronze, a dream, ”he said in an old interview. The one achieved at the Olympics of Tokyo 2020 it is the best result of his career.
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