Personal Information

Residence Dormagen, GER

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, German

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

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 Championships2114
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-08Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-18
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 [club, national], ROU

Handedness Right

General Interest

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

Injuries 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 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 compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (morgenpost.de, 28 Dec 2017)

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. (LinkedIn profile, 2017; ruhrnachrichten.de, 05 Mar 2017; wdr.de, 14 Mar 2016; fechten.org, 15 Sep 2014)


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