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Arianna Errigo
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Personal information
Born 6 June 1988 (1988-06-06) (age 33)
Monza, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Fencing
Weapon Foil, sabre
Hand left-handed
Club CS Carabinieri
FIE ranking current ranking

Arianna Errigo (born 6 June 1988) is an Italian foil and sabre fencer. She won a silver in women's individual foil and a gold in the women's team foil at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Errigo is an athlete of the Centro Sportivo Carabinieri.


In the women's individual foil at the 2012 Summer Olympics she denied Valentina Vezzali of her fourth successive gold medal in the competition by defeating her 15–12 in the semi-finals. She went on to win the silver medal in the event, losing in extra time to Elisa Di Francisca.

At the 2013 and 2014 World Championships, Errigo won 2 consecutive gold medals in the individual event.

After the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she failed to medal, Errigo announced an interest in qualifying for both foil and sabre at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Errigo eventually won a sabre silver in the Cancun event of the 2017–18 Fencing World Cup.

Prize list

Event Individual Team Total
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Summer Olympic Games 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1
World Championships 2 1 4 6 3 0 8 5 5
European Championships 2 1 3 9 1 1 11 2 4
Total 4 3 7 16 4 1 20 8 10
Fencing World Cup
  • Simple gold cup.svg Foil 5 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)


Summer Olympics

Year Competition Venue Position Event
2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London 2nd Foil individual
1st Foil Team
2016 Olympic Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro 9th Foil individual
2021 Olympic Games Japan Tokyo 3rd Foil Team

World Championships

Season Competition Venue Position Event
2009 World Fencing Championships Turkey Antalya 3rd Foil individual
1st Team Foil
2010 World Fencing Championships France Paris 2nd Foil individual
1st Team Foil
2011 World Fencing Championships Italy Catania 33rd Foil individual
2nd Team Foil
2013 World Fencing Championships Hungary Budapest 1st Individual Foil
1st Team Foil
2014 World Fencing Championships Russia Kazan 1st Individual foil
1st Team foil
2015 World Fencing Championships Russia Moscow 3rd Individual foil
1st Team foil
2016 World Fencing Championships Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2nd Team Foil
2017 World Fencing Championships Germany Leipzig 3rd Individual foil
1st Team foil
2018 World Fencing Championships People's Republic of China Wuxi 3rd Individual foil
2nd Team foil

Honours and awards

 Italy: Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Italian for: Commander Order of Merit of the Italian Republic), 5 June 2013.

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