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Edoardo Mangiarotti; fencer holds Italian record

Olympic fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti (left) with Christian D’Oriola and Manlio Di Rosa of France at Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. Mr. Mangiarotti won 13 Olympic medals.

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Olympic fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti (left) with Christian D’Oriola and Manlio Di Rosa of France at Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. Mr. Mangiarotti won 13 Olympic medals.

MILAN — Edoardo Mangiarotti, a fencing great and one of Italy’s most famous Olympians, died Friday at his home in ­Milan. He was 93.

Mr. Mangiarotti won 13 Olympic medals between 1936 and 1960, including six golds. The medal haul is a record for an Italian and the most of any fencer.

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‘‘Our gold medal is now in paradise,’’ said Giovanni Petrucci, president of Italy’s Olympic Committee.

“He was the man of the Olympics: an extra­ordinary athlete . . . and a reference point not only for the world of fencing but for all ­Italian sport.’’

Mr. Mangiarotti also won 26 world championship medals, including 13 golds.

Mr. Mangiarotti was born in Renate in Lombardy and came from a family of fencers.

His father was a 17-time national champion and represented Italy at the 1908 Olympics.

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