Facts on the FISTF World Cup
There have been 21 FISTF World Cups.
Multi-gold medallists include:
Carlos Flores (ESP) and Massimo Bologniono (ITA) have both won the Open category three times, and are contesting the tournament this year, with a chance to take outright all-time lead.
Massimo has also won Veteran titles.
Other multi-winners are Gil Delogne (BEL), Massimiliano Nastasi (ITA) and Daniele Bertelli (ITA) who have all won the Open Category twice – with Bertelli winning the U19 event twice as well.
(BEL) won ladies 13 times since her first victory in Paris in 1994, but will not be in Gibraltar to defend the title she won again last year in Paris.
Kamilla Kristensen (DEN) has won the event twice, while Jessica Hardenne (BEL) won the U15 event in 2002 and then in 2014 won the Ladies category.
Germany’s Björn Kegenbein has won the U19 title three times, as well as winning the U15 event in 2008.
Two-time winners include Simone Bertelli (ITA), Nicolas Wlodarczyk (FRA), Daniele Bertelli (ITA), Stefano Buono (ITA) and Luigi Di Vito (ITA).
The U16/15 event has had four two-time winners, with Austria’s Wolfgang Haas, Portugal’s Simão Fonseca, and Claudio La Torre and Matteo Ciccarelli of Italy all claiming two titles. Ciccarelli has also taken an U19 title.
Two players have won the U12 twice: Diego Tagliaferri and Marco Di Vito, both of Italy.
Italy’s Renzo Frignani has taken four Veterans’ titles, just ahead of Martijn Bom of the Netherlands, who won it three times. Both Massimo Bolognino and Francesco Mattiangeli of Italy have won the Veterans twice.
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