The Olympics is the mother of all sporting events. Rooting its history over thousands of years, this event occurring once in every 4 years is always special. Combined with a total of 64 sporting events, athletes all across the globe compete with each other to gain a space over the winner’s podium. Here let’s take a quick look at the top 3 fencers in the history of the Olympics.
Fencing is the game that requires a lot of concentration and training. Here are the top 3 Olympians who are considered as the best in the fencing category.
1. Aladar Gerevich:
Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich is considered as the best fencer in the history of modern day Olympics. He has won a total of 10 medals in Olympic Games which include 7 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. He is also the only athlete in history to win the same event 6 times.
2. Edarado Mangiarotti:
Edarado Mangiarotti is an Italian Olympic fencer who has bagged a total of 13 Olympic medals for his country. Often considered as one of the greatest fencers of all time, Mangiarotti has bagged 6 gold medals, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. He represented Italy in the Olympics from 1936 Berlin Olympics to 1960 Rome Olympics.
3. Valentina Vezzali:
One of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time, Valentina Vezzali is the 3rd best fencer in Olympic history. Representing Italy in the Olympics, Valentina has bagged a total of 9 medals. This includes 6 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Valentina Vezzali is also the only Olympic fencer to have won three individual foil medals at three consecutive Olympic Games.
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