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Italian fencer bleaches tribute to Queen into hair

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Former Olympic gold medallist in the men's sabre event Aldo Montano has come up with an unusual way to mark being in London for the Olympic Games.

The 33-year-old's haircut looks normal enough from the front, but on the back the Italian has bleached the words 'God Save The Queen' into his hair.

If it looks like a somewhat rash decision, then think again — the Italian had a good reason for marking the occasion.

"It has been done in memory of my grandfather, Aldo, who died in 1996," said Montano.

"He was an Olympic fencer, too, and won a silver ­medal in the team sabre at the London Games of 1948.

"So this is just my way to honour him and London at the same time. I love London and they are putting on an excellent Games.

"I am proud to be here and proud to be ­enjoying London."

Unfortunately for Montano, his tournament ended in a surprise loss to fellow Italian Diego Occhiuzzi in the last 16 of the competition.

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