Worlds, Arianna Errigo in foil main draw

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Worlds, Arianna Errigo in the main draw in foil

Italy’s Arianna Errigo gains direct access to the main draw in women’s foil thanks to six wins in as many assaults and just four hits suffered. Errigo, who is returning to competition after maternity leave, will be back on the platform next Wednesday, July 26. This is the first response from the second day of competition at the ongoing Fencing World Championships in Milan.

Today the 35-year-old two-time world champion, who is a hostess almost through and through since she grew up in Muggiò, just a few kilometers from the Lombard capital even though it is in the province of Monza and Brianza, handled the practice of the six qualifying matches with extreme ease by smashing 30 hits and conceding only four. In the main draw she will find compatriots Martina Batini, Martina Favaretto and Alice Volpi.

“I wanted to avoid getting agitated in case I heard them crying so I told my mom to stay away,” Errigo told Pianeta Scherma, who was greeted with much warmth by the crowd and her fans who arrived to support her in her debut and then literally stormed her with autographs, selfies and souvenir photos.

Arianna Errigo, born June 9, 1988, in Monza, a born foil specialist but who also tried her hand at saber, in the first weapon was individual world champion in 2013 and 2014 also winning two silvers and five bronzes, won the World Cup in 2009, 2012 , 2013, 2014 and 2016, was Olympic silver medalist in London in 2012 and collected two golds, two silvers and three European bronzes. In teams, on the other hand, she was gold in 2012 and bronze in Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has put together 7 world golds and 4 silvers and 10 European golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

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