Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Air Force, Student
Languages English, French
Higher education Physiotherapy - National School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation [ENKRE]: Saint-Maurice, FRA
|Paris (FRANCE), 2014-01-17||Bonn (GERMANY), 2017-02-10||La Havane (CUBA), 2014-05-23|
|Tokyo (JAPAN), 2014-11-07|
|Paris (FRANCE), 2015-01-16|
|Bonn (GERMANY), 2018-11-09|
|Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16|
|St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2014-03-01||Turin (ITALY), 2016-12-02|
|Venise (ITALY), 2014-03-15||Turin (ITALY), 2017-12-01|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe.
Why this sport? He was inspired to take up the sport after watching French fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic compete at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta on television.
Club / Team Melun Val de Seine: Paris, FRA
Name of coach Emeric Clos [national], FRA
Training Regime He trains at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
Memorable sporting achievement Winning silver in team foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (letudiant.fr, 17 Jan 2017)
Injuries He injured his left knee in 2012. (leparisien.fr, 28 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for France at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Military Championships in Acireale, Italy. (Instagram profile, 13 Sep 2017; Facebook page, 13 Sep 2017)
In 2016 he was named Knight of the National Order of Merit by the French government. (legifrance.gouv.fr, 01 Dec 2016)
In 2016 he received the medal of the city of Melun, France. (actu.fr, 15 Oct 2016)
Other information FAMILY
He was born in Cayenne, French Guiana, to Guadeloupean parents. The family moved to Gourbeyre, Guadeloupe, when he was age three. Due to his good results in fencing, in 2010 he was offered the chance to move to France to join the Centre of Resources, Expertise and Sporting Performance [CREPS] programme in Chatenay-Malabry, France. (INSEP TV YouTube Channel, 18 Jan 2017; 97land.com, 22 Aug 2015)
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