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BONNAIRE Jonathan

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Age27
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Personal Information

Residence Rodez, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages French

Higher education Coaching, Sport Studies - National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP]: Paris, FRA

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Grand Prix--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2018-03-23

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five at a club in Cayenne, French Guiana. He then joined a sports school in Guadeloupe, before moving to Reims, France, where he joined the national junior training programme.

Why this sport? He was inspired to take up the sport after meeting French fencer Ulrich Robeiri. Bonnaire's mother encouraged him because he was active as a child and needed an outlet for his energy. "The club was next to my mum's office so I would go there after school."

Club / Team Escrime Rodez Aveyron : France

Name of coach Sebastien Barrois [national], FRA

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2011

Competing for France

General Interest

Nicknames Jo (centrepresseaveyron.fr, 07 Jan 2015)

Injuries In 2018 he sustained a knee injury while competing at the World Cup event in Cali, Colombia. The injury prevented him from participating at that year's European and world championships. (lequipe.fr, 29 May 2018)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and win an Olympic gold medal. (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Aug 2016)

Other information COACHING
He is a fencing master [maitre d'armes] and has coached at the Paris Levallois club in France. (guyane2014-2016.org, 15 Sep 2016)

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