Personal Information

Family Son Lucas [2017]

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Athlete, Marketing

Languages English, French

Higher education Sport Management - European School of Management: Paris, FRA

World Cup2125
Madrid (SPAIN), 2016-05-13Tunis (TUNISIA), 2007-03-16Athènes (GREECE), 2013-04-26
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2016-11-04Györ (HUNGARY), 2017-12-01
World Championship--11
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-19
Zone Championships-1-1
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-22
Grand Prix-224
Madrid (SPAIN), 2007-05-25Padoue (ITALY), 2006-05-19
Seoul (KOREA), 2017-03-31Moscow (RUSSIA), 2016-05-27
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2015-04-25

Sport Specific Information

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

Why this sport? He took up the sport as an extra-curricular activity on Fridays after his school classes had finished. "After two years my parents signed me up to a club where sabre was the main discipline. Contrary to many, my inspiration to start the sport had nothing to do with Zorro."

Club / Team Souffel Escrime Club: Souffelweyersheim, FRA

Name of coach Nourdin Marouf [club]; Jean-Philippe Daurelle [national], FRA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Poulidor (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)

Hobbies Watching television. (confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2006 World Championships in Turin, Italy, and claiming his first senior international medal [a bronze in team sabre] at the 2005 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. (interviewsport.fr, 05 Apr 2015)

Most influential person in career His parents. (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)

He was named as a reserve for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He did not travel to the 2004 Games in Athens, but he did go to Beijing as a reserve in 2008. "Beijing was so frustrating. I was accredited but I couldn't go to the opening ceremony or go and watch other sports. I could train with my teammates but was not permitted to follow them into the competition arena. After that experience I spent several months wondering if I wanted to continue in the sport." (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)

As well as competing at the 2014 European Championships in Strasbourg, France, he also served as marketing and communications director for the event. "It was very rewarding but I was not able to compete at 100% of my ability. It was a unique adventure and I do not think anyone has done this in the past. It was a great experience." He has also worked for the French Football Federation. (interviewsport.fr, 05 Apr 2015; confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)


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