TESTA Irma

28 Dec 1997
23
Female
Youth Olympian
1.74/5'8''
TORRE ANNUNZIATA
 
Italy
ASSISI
 
Italy

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BOX Boxing Women's Feather (54-57kg) 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Kokugikan Arena
ROC
VORONTSOVA LVORONTSOVA Liudmila
1
ITA
TESTA ITESTA Irma
4
WP
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
ITA
TESTA ITESTA Irma
5
WP
IRL
WALSH MWALSH Michaela
0
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
CAN
VEYRE CVEYRE Caroline
0
ITA
TESTA ITESTA Irma
5
WP
Finished
Kokugikan Arena
PHI
PETECIO NPETECIO Nesthy
4
WP
ITA
TESTA ITESTA Irma
1
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
5Light2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Youth Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
2Fly2014Nanjing, CHN

World Championships
RankEventYearLocation
17Light2018New Delhi, IND
33Light2016Astana, KAZ

European Championships
RankEventYearLocation
1Feather2019Madrid, ESP
5Light2019Minsk, BLR
9Light2018Sofia, BUL

Bocskai Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
1Feather2021Debrecen, HUN

Strandja Memorial
RankEventYearLocation
2Feather2018Sofia, BUL
3Feather2019Sofia, BUL

Box-Am Tournament
RankEventYearLocation
1Feather2021Castellon de la Plana, ESP

Nations Women's Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Feather2020Sombor, SRB

Feliks Stamm
RankEventYearLocation
3Feather2019Warsaw, POL
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Farfalla [Butterfly]. (poliziadistato.it, 18 Apr 2016)
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Reading, music. (tokyo2020.coni.it, 01 Jan 2021)
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Police Athlete
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Accounting
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English, Italian
:
Fiamme Oro [Italy]
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Emanuele Renzini
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Orthodox (YouTube, 11 May 2016)
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She began boxing at age 12. (gazzetta.it, 28 Apr 2016)
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She followed her sister Lucia into the sport. "I was motivated but the coaches told me that I should be in the kitchen instead, that it was not my place to be there. My sister quit after a few weeks, but I am going to the Olympic Games." (gazzetta.it, 28 Apr 2016; corriere.it, 15 Apr 2016)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fpi.it, 18 Jun 2021)
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Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali. (gazzetta.it, 28 Apr 2016)
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"Defeat is part of sport and everyday life, but with that defeat you have to work on it and make the best of it. I managed to take the best out of all my defeats, and in the end I realised that they often help more than the victories and can make us grow so as not to repeat the same mistakes through a lack of courage, maturity, or determination." (eurosport.it, 29 Dec 2020)

General Interest

Olympic qualifying results
She secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through her performance at the 2021 European Qualifying Event in Paris, France. (archysport.com, 08 Jun 2021)

General
MEDIA
Her biography 'Heart of a Boxer' was released after she competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2020 a documentary called 'Butterfly' was released, which describes her boxing career and her journey to become the first female boxer to represent Italy at the Olympic Games. "When I qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio everything changed and fortunately in the right way. I was very involved in the media and this allowed me to make my story and my sport known to many people who therefore understood that boxing can and must also be a female sport. I have heard about other girls who have started to step in the ring because they became interested thanks to my successes. This is a unique satisfaction for me that excites me when I talk about it." (ultimouomo.com, 12 Feb 2021; spettacolomusicasport.com, 27 Nov 2020; donnamoderna.com, 11 Apr 2018; sportnews.eu, 26 Jul 2020)

LEARNING FROM RIO
She was knocked out in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "That defeat affected me a lot. I was very young so the consequences of a defeat are different than how I would face them now that I am more mature, both from an athletic point of view and as a person. I don't think about that defeat every day and not often, but when I think about it, it gives me the right energy. It makes me think that I don't want to relive such a moment. If I were to lose again in a tournament as important as Rio, I would face it in a different way." (ultimouomo.com, 12 Feb 2021)

FUTURE PLANS
She hopes to become a police officer after her boxing career is over. "In my hometown there is need of honesty and hard work. Being a police officer is my dream. I want to help young people in difficulty, because I know the way from there, and I know that I can help many people in difficulty. " (tokyo2020.coni.it, 01 Jan 2021; eurosport.it, 29 Dec 2020; gazzetta.it, 28 Apr 2016)

Legend
:
Bronze Medal
:
Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
WP:
Win on Points
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