Personal Information

Occupation Athlete

Languages Czech, English, Italian, Russian

Higher education Sport Studies - Masaryk University: Brno, CZE

World Cup-1-1
La Coruña (SPAIN), 2014-02-21
Zone Championships--11
Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-16
Grand Prix-112
Shanghai (CHINA), 2015-05-15Venise (ITALY), 2014-03-15
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2016-12-18Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2016-01-10Zacatecas City (MEXICO), 2018-03-23
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA), 2017-11-18
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2018-10-13

Sport Specific Information

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

Why this sport? He originally played basketball but sometimes he would not touch the ball during a match. His mother then took him to a fencing club.

Name of coach Ziemek Wojciechowski [personal], POL

Training Regime He trains in London, England, and in the Russian Federation.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Cupe, Sasha, Alex (redbull.com, 09 Jun 2015)

Hobbies Listening to music, playing the piano, hockey. (redbull.com, 15 Feb 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in individual foil at the 2018 European Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. (idnes.cz, 25 Jun 2018; denik.cz, 21 Jun 2018)

Most influential person in career His family. (redbull.com, 09 Jun 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Do what you enjoy and do it to the fullest." (redbull.com, 09 Jun 2015)

Awards and honours He was named the 2012 Talent of the Year for the Southern Region of the Czech Republic. (kr-jihomoravsky.cz, 24 Apr 2012)

Milestones He was the first fencer representing the Czech Republic to win a medal in individual foil at the European championships, claiming bronze at the 2018 edition of the tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jul 2018; denik.cz, 21 Jun 2018)

Famous relatives His step-grandmother Tatyana Samusenko was a fencer. She represented the Soviet Union at four editions of the Olympic Games between 1960 and 1972, winning three gold medals in team foil. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2017; denik.cz, 19 Jun 2012)

Ambitions To win gold at the Olympic Games. (redbull.com, 15 Feb 2019)

Other information HERITAGE
His parents were opera singers in Belarus before moving to the Czech Republic. They changed their surname from the Belorussian 'Supenic' to the French 'Choupenitch' as they travelled around Europe with the opera. They later settled in Brno, Czech Republic, where Alexander was born. (czechteam.info, 25 Nov 2016; rozhlas.cz, 04 Jul 2016; sport.lidovky.cz, 12 Apr 2014)


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