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WAGNER Benedikt

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Rank23
Pts72.000
Age29
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Dormagen, GER

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, German

Higher education Communications, Journalism - University of Media, Communications and Business: Cologne, GER

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-235
Athènes (GREECE), 2012-04-27Chicago (USA), 2013-05-03
Athènes (GREECE), 2013-04-26Varsovie (POLAND), 2018-02-23
Padoue (ITALY), 2019-03-08
Zone Championships1--1
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-22
Grand Prix--44
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2013-01-19
Varsovie (POLAND), 2013-05-18
Boston (USA), 2015-12-12
Seoul (KOREA), 2017-03-31

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.

Club / Team TSV Bayer Dormagen: Germany

Name of coach Vilmos Szabo [national], ROU

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hero / Idol German fencer Nicolas Limbach. (stroeer.com, 18 Jun 2012)

Injuries In June 2019 he was troubled by back pain immediately prior to the European Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. (rp-online.de, 14 Jun 2019)

In January 2019 he dislocated his big toe during his semifinal bout at the Kormoczi Memorial Tournament in Koblenz, Germany. (Instagram profile, 13 Jan 2019)

Awards and honours He was named Athlete of the Year in his hometown Dormagen in 2016. (Facebook profile Stadt Dormagen, 09 Mar 2018)

Other information DOSB PERSONAL MEMBER
In late 2018 he was appointed as a Personal Member of the German Olympic Sports Confederation [DOSB]. The 15 Personal Members are elected by the General Assembly of the DOSB, and can vote on governance issues. At the 2018 DOSB General Assembly meeting in Dusseldorf, he nominated the president of the German Triathlon Union, Martin Engelhardt, as a challenger to Alfons Hormann for the role of president of the DOSB. Hormann, the incumbent president, won the subsequent vote, which was a first in DOSB history. "I find it surprising that many people said that they found what I did [nominating Engelhardt] to be courageous. In Dusseldorf I got the impression that there is a general fear of having open discussions. But as long as you behave fairly and follow the rules of the game, it is healthy to have debates. I hope it will end in something positive being done for sport. Hormann said after his victory that he wanted to introduce a new style of leadership. The main thing is that it will bring about something good for the sport, regardless of who is in charge." (Insidethegames.biz, 01 Dec 2018; cdn.dosb.de, 11 May 2019; faz.net, 12 Dec 2018; wr.de, 01 Dec 2018; zeit.de, 02 Dec 2018)

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