Who is Luigi Samele, safe medal in the saber at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics
Drum roll for the saber final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in which to represent Italy on the podium will be Luigi Samele, 34 year old from Foggia who in 2012 has already earned the podium, finishing third at the London games.
“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. Now it competes for gold.
Who is Luigi Samele
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, in fact, the bronze in 2012
A life struggling with competitions and training, which however in the past did not prevent Samele from trying his hand at other areas, such as television, where he participated, in 2017, in the reality show Fox Talk to her. The fencer had to choose between three girls whose habits and character he could observe without ever seeing them.
“When they asked me to participate, I thought it was a joke and I was afraid I might sound obnoxious, but in the end it was a lot of fun. In the end, the girl I chose and I went out together for a while, then it ended because being with a sportsman is hard for those with a normal job: they are always abroad, there are no holidays, the hours are out of phase “, Luigi Samele said in an interview released after the program.
So the athlete chose to get engaged to another sportswoman, Olga Kharlan, Olympic gold medalist in Beijing and three times world champion and star of the saber, to which he is now happily linked: “We are well together, let’s see how it goes”, said Samele always in the past. The one achieved at the Olympics of Tokyo 2020 it is the best result of his career.