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FAVA Alex

epee
Rank22
Pts65.000
Age33
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Camille Nabeth

Occupation Athlete, Communications Professional

Languages English, French

Higher education Law - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne: Paris, FRA

License number 23041989000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-1-1
Paris (FRANCE), 2014-05-02
Grand Prix-112
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2018-03-23Le Caire (EGYPT), 2022-04-29

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five at the MUC club in Montpellier, France, under the guidance of master at arms Yves Barthelemy.

Club / Team Cercle d'Escrime de Saint-Gratien: France

Name of coach Hugues Obry [national], FRA; Gauthier Grumier [national], FRA

Training Regime He trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Favelas (escrime-saintgratien.org, 2019)

Injuries In June 2021 he underwent surgery on his right shoulder. (Instagram profile, 16 Jun 2021)

He sustained a wrist injury after colliding with fellow Frenchman Yannick Borel during a bout at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (leparisien.fr, 11 May 2018)

In 2014 he sustained a cerebral haemorrhage after a fall. (leparisien.fr, 11 May 2018)

Famous relatives His partner Camille Nabeth has represented France in fencing, and was part of the team that won gold in women's team epee at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (actu.fr, 19 Jul 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 14 Apr 2022)

Other information OCCUPATION
He balances his career as an athlete with his job as a communications officer for a bank in France. "People think that [high-level athletes] are rolling in cash, that they automatically find a job in their sport once their career is finished. Neither is true for me. I would not be able to continue without my employment. We cannot compare with the Italian or Korean fencers who are paid by their federations to do their sport. They live off fencing because it is their job. But we do not." (BRED Banque Facebook page, 17 May 2019; leparisien.fr, 11 May 2018; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018; celsalab.fr, 08 Dec 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
After finishing a bachelor's degree in law in 2011, he spent two years studying at the CFJ journalism school in Paris, France. He then gained entry into the ESCP Europe business school, where he completed a master's degree in management. (LinkedIn profile, 29 Apr 2021; celsalab.fr, 08 Dec 2017)

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