Year and Location that you won WCH: Warsaw 2005
How many years had you been training MP before you won: About 16 years
What other honours did you win:
1998 European and World Junior Championship
2002 European Senior Championship
2002 World Cup Final
Your inspiration while competing: My biggest inspiration was to win...I participate a very lot of competitions, and each one was the first one.
Your strongest discipline: I love shooting right now, the shooting was my preferred discipline.
Your biggest rival while competing: In many years of activities, I compete with many great athletes, but my biggest rival was Voros and Harland
What was the "key factor" which let you win the gold medal: As be in the sport,the key factor was a strong training with a better extended team and coach
How your life (sport and private life) change like after becoming World Champion? I'm afraid, but in Italy...the MP is a minor sport with poor relevance, so my life wasn't change a lot.
What do you remember from the championships: crowd, weather, memorable moments, hospitality, facilities etc (paint a picture of what the Championships were like back then) In many year of activities and many years of competitions, I remember every moments with great emphasis, but the biggest things was (for each one) the organization and facilities
How the sport has changed? With the combined event, the MP was changed radically.. 25 years ago, the MP was on 5 days of competition..and now in about 8 hours.
How do you think you would stand competing against the current crop of athletes in the current format? I think that I'm not able to compete in the current format because it doesn't fit with my athlete's quality.
current life (involved in sport or not? If not what is he/she doing?) Today, I play only fencing and the other very graceful sport is my son :)
In your who could get into the „hall of fame” of MP and why/for what reason?
In the hall of fame... I think there are all Olympic champions .. the biggest event in the World
Tell us a bit about your family I was married since 2003, and since one years I'm mother of Lorenzo...the most important GOLD medal that I never won!!!
Are you still involved in MP and if so what capacity? No.
Who is going to win the 50th WCH in Chengdu? There are a lot of athletes that can win the WCH in Chengdu, I hope for a good place for Italian athletes.