Rome – Aldo Montano returns alongside “his” national saber team. The champion from Livorno will make his debut next weekend, on the occasion of the historic international event of Luxardo Trophy of Padua (from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 March), as support figure for the Azzurri athletes.

Thus begins the 2004 Athens Olympian cooperate with the staff directed by the head coach Nicola Zanotti, to bring all his contribution of experience and personality to the cause of sabers and sabers who will begin the Olympic Qualification phase in a month.

A year and a half later the exciting team silver in Tokyo, where Montano ended his amazing career on the world platforms by winning his fifth medal in as many participations in the Olympic Games, for him it is time to go back to wearing the blue shirt, his second skin. This time not as an athlete, but alongside those who dream of emulating at least part of his exceptional career.

“Aldo is a fundamental asset for Italian fencing, and I thank the Federal President Paolo Azzi and the Council for accepting my proposal to entrust him with this important role, in support of the national saber team”, declares the Weapon Manager Nicola Zanotti. “Montano will be the mother hen of the group, especially for the team trials, both for men and women. With him we complete a top-level staff, strengthened by the technicians who have been collaborating with me for a year with extraordinary professionalism and synergy, together with the trainers, the medical team and the referee observer. Now we also have Aldo, who has in fact been the group’s Mentor for many years as captain, and will continue to bring his precious contribution towards the World Cup in Milan and the Olympic Qualifications “. Zanotti comments. (

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