Italian women’s foil fencer Arianna Errigo has decided that competing in just one discipline is not enough for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so she’s going to try to qualify in foil and sabre.
Errigo was a medal favorite going into the Rio Olympics but faced elimination at the hands of Canada’s Eleanor Harvey.
Qualifying for the Olympics in Women’s Sabre will be a difficult task as the European region is a strong one dominated by Russia, Ukraine, and France. Italy’s sabre fencers ended the 2016 season ranked 17th, 18th, and 20th in the FIE World Rankings.
The Google Translate of the page with her video statement is here:
“My objective and ‘get to Tokyo with foil, but’ I want to try to get into the history of fencing with a pairing that no one has ever tried so far: I want to try my hand over the foil also in saber”. The dream of Arianna Errigo, now completely “healed” from the wound caused by bad elimination at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he begins to take shape. Nothing sabbatical, no reality, no long vacation, as a post invoglierebbe Olympic year, but a new adventure to be lived to the end. “But I do not want gifts, I want to compete when I’m ‘sure I can compete. If I go and’ why ‘me I can play,” he confesses in an exclusive interview all’ITALPRESS. (ITALPRESS).
Does Arianna Errigo have what it takes to qualify in two weapons? We’ll have to see when the World Cup events begin in November at the Trophee BNP Paribas in Orleans, France.