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Diana Bianchedi

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameDiana•Bianchedi (-Amore)
Used nameDiana•Bianchedi
Born4 November 1969 in Milano, Milano (ITA)
Measurements158 cm / 46 kg
AffiliationsSocietà del Giardino, Milano (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

With the Italian foil team, Diana Bianchedi celebrated many successes, winning two Olympic titles (1992 and 2000), and five World titles (1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001). Her performance in Barcelona was dominant, winning all 15 of her matches, including the deciding bout in the final against Germany. She was unable to share in the victory of the Italian women in Atlanta, injuring her Achilles tendon in her first fight in the individual competition. Bianchedi was able to return in 2000 for her second Olympic gold medal. In addition to her team victories, she has won two individual bronze medals at the World Championships, and the Italian foil title in 1989. After retiring from competition, Bianchedi became vice-president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) for five years. She has also served as a consultant to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Diana Bianchedi
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Diana Bianchedi
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 9
2000 Summer Olympics Fencing ITA Diana Bianchedi
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Italy 1 Gold

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