Year and Location that you won WCH: 1990 LAHTi, FINLAND
How many years had you been training MP before you won: I BECAME WORLD CHAMPION MY FIRST COMPETITION IN MP IN 1981
What other honours did you win: TEAM SILVER AND BRONZE MEDAL AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES (1988-1992)
Your inspiration while competing: DO THE BEST AND WIN
Your strongest discipline: SWIMMING AND SHOOTING
Your biggest rival while competing: STAROSTIN,FABIAN,MARTINEK,YAGORASVHILI,KADLEC
What was the "key factor" which let you win the gold medal: A CLEAR ROUND IN THE FINAL EVENT, RIDING; IT WAS A VERY CLOSED WCH: AT THE END THE FIRST 4 PENTATHLETES WERE SQUEEZED IN 44 POINTS PASSING FROM GOLD MEDAL TO.....WOODEN MEDAL J
How your life (sport and private life) change like after becoming World Champion?
NO GREAT CHANGES AFTER GOLD BECAUSE IN ITALY MP IS NOT SO POPULAR AS FOOTBALL, RUGBY OR ATHLETICS
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): I REMENBER 5DAYS OF GREAT AND HARD PENTATHLON IN A BEAUTIFUL LAND, RICH OF LEGENDARY SPORTSMEN, SPORT AND.....VERY NICE GIRLS
How the sport has changed? NOW SPORTS AND OUR SPORT IS SHOW,BUT MORE FRIENDLY: FROM 1989 SO MANY CHANGES OCCURRED IN OUR LIFE, STORY AND COUNTRIES
How do you think you would stand competing against the current crop of athletes in the current format? I DON'T KNOW HOW I CAN DO IN THIS MP,BUT 4 ME AND 4 MY RUN THIS FORMAT WITH COMBINED IT'S BETTER THAN THE 4KM RUN OF MY TIMES
current life (involved in sport or not? If not what is he/she doing?) MY WORK ACTUALLY IS IN THE COUNCIL OF PRIME MINISTER,LIKE CHIEF OF SECTION,BUT I'M ALSO INVOLVED IN MP AS UIPM INTERNATIONAL JUDGE
in your opinion who could get into the „hall of fame” of MP and why/for what reason? I THINK THAT ALL THE WINNERS OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SHOULD
Tell us a bit about your famil: I'M MARRIED SINCE 2002 AND I HAVE 2 CHILDREN, TOMMASO, 6YEAR OLD AND MARIA VITTORIA, 8 MONTHS OLD
Are you still involved in MP and if so what capacity? MY LAST COMPETITION.....ROME MARATHON IN 2008 IN 3H50 AND 2 HALF MARATHON ALWAYS IN 2008 IN 1H35/1H38.....PENTATHLON? ONLY AS INTERNATIONAL JUDGE!!
Who is going to win the 50th WCH in Chengdu? I DONT KNOW WHO CAN WIN THIS YEAR BUT I WANT TO WISH ALL THE BEST TO ALL ATHLETES!!