VAN HAASTER Maximilien


Personal Information

Family Partner Andreanne

Residence Montreal, QC, CAN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, French

Higher education Nutrition - University of Montreal: Canada

Zone Championships-112
La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-16Cartagena (COLOMBIA), 2013-06-17
Barcelone (SPAIN), 2018-10-27Cancun (MEXICO), 2016-03-05

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 10.

Why this sport? "There was a fencing club in the sports centre where I took swimming lessons. I started to like fencing and I have not stopped since."

Club / Team Club Coeur de Lion du College Regina Assumpta: Montreal, QC, CAN

Name of coach Henri Sassine [club], EGY; Julien Camus [national], FRA

Training Regime He trains four times a week at his club and at the Quebec National Institute of Sport in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Chino, Max (insidethegames.biz, 03 May 2019; fencing.ca, 06 Jun 2015)

Hobbies Watching television. (olympic.ca, 07 Aug 2016)

Most influential person in career His coach Henri Sassine. (escrimequebec.qc.ca, 28 Feb 2018)

Injuries He suffered a herniated disc while competing at the 2017 Grand Prix in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (sportcom.qc.ca, 20 May 2017)

He sprained an index finger in the early part of 2016. (sportcom.qc.ca, 05 Feb 2016)

Sporting philosophy / motto "With fencing you should have fun. This is most important. Don't let yourself be pushed by your parents, coaches or performance at any cost. The most important thing is to love it, to find pleasure with it. You have to find what you like in fencing and enjoy it." (escrimequebec.qc.ca, 28 Feb 2018)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (escrimequebec.qc.ca, 28 Feb 2018)

Other information OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied for a degree in kinesiology at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Facebook profile, 03 Mar 2019; olympic.ca, 07 Aug 2016)

He has a Dutch father and a Chinese mother. (medecine.umontreal.ca, 14 Sep 2016)


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