Romain CANNONE

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FrenchBorn Romain CANNONE

French fencer

Born on April 12, 1997 in Boulogne-Billancourt , France (27 years)

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Romain Cannone (born 12 April 1997) is a French right-handed épée fencer, 2022 team world champion, 2022 individual world champion, and 2021 individual Olympic champion.
After winning gold in individual men's épée at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt, Cannone became the first person to win back-to-back world titles in individual men's épée since Pavel Kolobkov's world titles in 1993 and 1994.
He was named Sportsperson of the Year for 2020 in Colmar, France.
...   Romain Cannone (born 12 April 1997) is a French right-handed épée fencer, 2022 team world champion, 2022 individual world champion, and 2021 individual Olympic champion.
After winning gold in individual men's épée at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt, Cannone became the first person to win back-to-back world titles in individual men's épée since Pavel Kolobkov's world titles in 1993 and 1994.
He was named Sportsperson of the Year for 2020 in Colmar, France.


Career
Canonne was born in France, but moved to Brazil with his family while in kindergarten. He moved with his family to New York City's Lower East Side while still young, and began fencing there at the age of 12, subsequently training under Michael Mokretsov at the age of 13 at the New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island. In 2019, Cannone ranked 30th in the Individual Men's épée World Championships in Budapest. Prior to his gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, his highest ranking was 7th place at the Vancouver World Cup on 8 February 2019. As of 2019, when Cannone qualified for the Olympics, he was a student at Skema Business School.


2020 Olympics
Cannone, originally only scheduled as a replacement athlete, was the youngest member of the 2020 French team. However, on 18 June 2021, when team member Daniel Jérent was removed from the team for a failed drug test, Cannone was selected to take his place. On 25 July 2021, he defeated the Russian Sergey Bida in the quarter-finals (15–12) and the Ukrainian Ihor Reizlin (15–10) in the semi-finals, and went on to win the gold medal (15–10) against the previous world champion Gergely Siklósi. Cannone's win has been described as "surprising" being his first international medal in individual competition. He became the first French Olympic champion in individual fencing since Brice Guyart won the gold medal in foil in 2004.


Medal record


Olympic Games


World Championship


European Championship


World Cup


References


External links
Romain Cannone at the International Fencing Federation
Romain Cannone at the European Fencing Confederation
Romain Cannone at Olympedia
Romain Cannone at the French Olympic and Sports Committee (archived) (in French)
Romain Cannone at Team France (in French)



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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