|Birth||17 May 1970, Iesi, Italy|
Giovanna Trillini (born 17 May 1970 in Iesi) is an Italian foil fencer. She is a 4-time Olympic champion (3 times in the team event, 1 time individual) and she won an additional silver and two bronze medals in individual Olympic competitions.
She has two brothers, Ezio and Roberto, who were both fencers. In 2001, she got her degree in Sport Science at the University of Urbino.
Trillini won the bronze medal at the foil 2006 World Fencing Championships after she lost 15-8 to Margherita Granbassi in the semi final. Later in the tournament she also won a silver in the team's foil event together with her teammates Elisa Di Francisca, Margherita Granbassi and Valentina Vezzali.
In 1998 she married Giovanni Battista Rotella. They have two children: Claudia, born on 12 September 2005 and Giovanni, born on 1 August 2009.
- Olympic Games
- World Championships
- European Championships
- Fencing World Cup
Honours and awards
Italy: Grande Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Italian for: Grand Officer Order of Merit of the Italian Republic ), 1 September 2008