Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
|Paris (FRANCE), 2013-05-03||Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2015-10-23||Legnano (ITALY), 2014-01-24|
|Vancouver (CANADA), 2018-02-16||Paris (FRANCE), 2016-05-20|
|Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16|
|Doha (QATAR), 2014-12-05||Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2014-05-10|
|Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25|
|Baku (AZERBAIJAN), 2015-06-24|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight in Guadeloupe.
Why this sport? He followed his older brother into the sport.
Club / Team Levallois SC Escrime: France
Name of coach Sebastien Barrois [national], FRA
Nicknames Dany (escrime-ffe.fr, 23 Feb 2014)
Hobbies Spending time with friends and family, especially his older brother. (NOC Media Guide, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming victory at a World Cup event for the first time, in 2013 in Paris, France. (info-levallois.com, 10 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career His parents. (info-levallois.com, 10 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol His older brother. (NOC Media Guide, 2016)
Injuries A back injury forced him to withdraw from the 2018 European Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. (lequipe.fr, 16 Jun 2018)
He sprained his ankle at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation. (centrepressaeyron.fr, 01 Aug 2013; guadeloupe.la1ere.fr, 12 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours He was named a Knight of the National Order of Merit in recognition of his performances at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (francsjeux.com, 02 Dec 2016; sport365.fr, 01 Dec 2016)
In 2008 he was presented with the Athlete of the Year award by Pointe Noire Municipal Journal in Guadeloupe. (villepointenoire.fr, 2008)
Other information BROTHER
He took up fencing thanks to his older brother, who later joined the military and served in the Kosovo War in late 1990s. Jerent has a tattoo on his left side of a prayer his brother wrote to him while on active service. "Since that day this prayer has accompanied me through life. I recite it before my matches or when things aren't going well. My brother means a lot to me." (rio2016.fie.org, 16 Mar 2016)
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