Italy: 31-Year-Old Fencing Gold Medalist Announces Retirement Due to “Injured Heart”

Daniele Garozzo

He can’t do it with a broken heart.

Many such cases.


Italian 2016 Olympic champion foil fencer Daniele Garozzo on Tuesday said he was retiring saying he had a damaged heart.

Acireale-born Garozzo, 31, posted a photo of himself with his Rio gold medal and his Tokyo 2020 silver saying “My heart has been injured”.

“The time has come to announce my retirement from competitive activity,” Garozzo announced on Instagram, pulling out of the Paris 2024 Games.

I don’t know anything about fencing.

It seems like something I should try to learn about.