Personal Information

Residence Dormagen, GER

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, German

Higher education Economics, Politics, Sociology - Zeppelin University: Friedrichshafen, GER

License number 08101989000


World Cup3-47
Madrid (SPAIN), 2017-05-19Padoue (ITALY), 2011-02-18
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-22Madrid (SPAIN), 2015-05-01
Madrid (SPAIN), 2019-05-10Varsovie (POLAND), 2019-02-01
Padoue (ITALY), 2019-03-08
World Championship--11
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-13
Zone Championships2125
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-08Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-18Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-19
Grand Prix-123
Varsovie (POLAND), 2014-05-17Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2019-05-24

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight at primary school in Germany.

Why this sport? "My coach was very serious about it from the start and I won my first competition as a child."

Club / Team TSV Bayer Dormagen: Germany

Name of coach Vilmos Szabo [national], ROU

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Cooking, watching movies, playing football. (sporthilfe.de, 02 Mar 2015)

Injuries He sustained an ankle injury in June 2019 that he hoped would not threaten his ability to compete at the European championships the same month. (Instagram profile, 06 Jun 2019)

He sustained a wrist injury at the 2018 World Cup event in Padua, Italy. (sportverband-dormagen.de, 05 Feb 2018; Twitter profile, 04 Feb 2018)

He was injured during the semifinal of the 2013 World Cup event in Madrid, Spain, and had to withdraw from the tournament. (fechten.org, 11 Feb 2013)

He had a knee injury in 2009 but recovered in time to win gold at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (dormagen-fechten.de, 01 Jul 2009)

Awards and honours In 2019 he was named Fencer of the Year by the German Fencing Federation [DFB]. Along with Benedikt Wagner, Matyas Szabo and Bjorn Hubner-Fehrer, he was also named Team of the Year. (dormagen-fechten.de, 06 Apr 2020; rp-online.de, 08 Apr 2020)

He was presented with the 2018 Athlete of the Year Award in Cologne in Germany. (sport-rhein-erft.de, 06 Apr 2019)

In 2017 he received the Ministermedaille [Minister Medal] from the German Armed Forces. (faz.net, 06 Feb 2017)

He was named the 2015 Sportsman of the Year in Dormagen, Germany. (Facebook page, 18 Mar 2016; dormagen.de, 17 Mar 2016)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sueddeutsche.de, 03 May 2019; sport-rhein-erft.de, 27 May 2019)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He was named chairman of the Athletes' Commission of the German Olympic Sports Confederation [DOSB] in January 2017. He has also served as an athlete representative and member of the supervisory board of the foundation German Sports Aid, and as an athlete representative and executive board member at the German Fencing Federation [DFB]. (max-hartung.de, 13 Nov 2019; fechten.org, 27 Feb 2019; sueddeutsche.de, 03 May 2019; LinkedIn profile, 2017; ruhrnachrichten.de, 05 Mar 2017; wdr.de, 14 Mar 2016; fechten.org, 15 Sep 2014)

In 2019 he began a podcast titled 'Demaskiert' [Unmaksed] with teammate Matyas Szabo, about their journey to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (max-hartung.de, 13 Nov 2019; podcast.de, 09 Apr 2020)


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