He was the most successful among the Italian Olympic athletes in Rio (2016), where he won two gold medals. Moreover, we must take into account the gold and silver medals won in London (2012), besides eight world titles.
He has a degree in management engineering taken in the USA, where he went after the crisis in Pechino (2008). There he had discovered an opponent: "the last shot", as one can see in his biography Ricordati di dimenticare la paura (Remember to forget your fears).
He retired some months ago, in order to face new professional challanges.
"A champion among champions. After his fear, we all wish him all the very best as far as work is concerned"