French right-handed épée fencer R. Cannone (born April 12, 1997) won the 2022 world team title, the 2022 world individual title, and the 2021 Olympic individual title.
R. Cannone became the first person since Pavel Kolobkov (1993, 1994) to win back-to-back world titles in individual men’s épée.
After he won gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 World Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt.
R. Cannone family uprooted from France and settled in Brazil when he was a little child.
At a young age, he relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan with his family, and it was there that he picked up fencing.
He studied with Michael Mokretsov at the New York Fencing Academy on Coney Island, beginning when he was 13 years old.
R. Cannone Wins Men’s Fencing Individual Epée in Debut Olympics
R. Cannone of France celebrates after defeating the world champion in the men’s solo épée event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which took place in Makuhari Messe Hall B.
R. Cannone of France enjoyed the best Olympic Games of his life on July 25.
After he won the men’s solo épée gold medal by defeating Gergeley Siklosi of Hungary, the defending world champion.
The 24-year-old underdog, making his Olympic debut, jumped out to an early lead, going up 2-0 before world-ranked No. 1 Siklósi even scored a point. It ended with a score of 15-10.
R. Cannone crew erupted in cheers and flung him in the air at the Makuhari Messe Hall B after the shocking outcome.
He described his emotions after learning of his victory thusly: “I was astonished and sincerely thrilled, I didn’t know how to rejoice.
Who is R. Cannone, the Olympic Champion That Nobody Expected at the Olympics?
Olympic champion at age 24, the French swordsman did not follow the typical path to greatness. This was his first international competition and he came away with the gold. That which is most stunning.
If R. Cannone was born on April 12, 1997, near Boulogne-Billancourt, he probably didn’t spend much time in France before moving with his family to Brazil, where he would attend kindergarten.
His family experiences yet more turmoil before moving to New York, where his parents open a macaroon store.
To top it all off, he’ll learn the art of fencing at the New York Fencing Academy on Coney Island.
Where he’ll become a celebrity by the time he’s nine years old, thanks to the encouragement of his cousin Zoey (NYFA).
At the age of 22, R. Cannone is a key part of the French men’s épée team that just won the World Fencing Championships on November 23.
In Budapest and secured a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He is currently enrolled in the MSc in Auditing, Management Accounting.
And Information Systems at SKEMA’s Paris campus, and he is also a boarder at INSEP (the French National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance).