Fulvio Fantoni from Monaco and Wang Wenfei from China have been appointed SportAccord Ambassadors for Bridge
Fulvio Fantoni, (pictured left): World Grand Master. 1st in the WBF ranking (since 2008). Won 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals in World Championships, 3 Gold Medals in European Championships, 5 European Champions Cups. The only player, together with the American Robert “Bobby” Wolff, who has won 5 different World Championships (World Bridge Games, World Teams Championship, World Transnational Teams Championship, World Open Pairs Championship, World Mixed Pairs Championship). Awarded in Bali, September 2013, by the IBPA (International Bridge Press Association) the title of Declarer Play of the Year.
Wang Wenfei (pictured right): has been playing international bridge at the highest level since 1993 when she was a member of the winning team in the Qualifying Zonal Event, the first of seven victories, a very impressive record.
The first of these victories was followed by silver medals in the 1996 World Women’s Teams Olympiad (now the World Bridge Games) and the 1997 Venice Cup. She had excellent results in the 2000 and 2001 World Women’s Team Championships and then won another silver medal in the 2003 Venice Cup. Next came a silver medal in the World Women’s Pairs, a bronze in the 2007 Venice Cup and silver in the World Bridge Games National Women’s Teams.
Her victory and gold medal in the 2009 Venice Cup and the corresponding rank of World Women’s Grand Master, ensured her position as a member of the top echelon of women bridge players.