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ANSTETT Vincent

sabre
Rank18
Pts84.000
Age39
HandR

Personal Information

Family Sons Lucas [2017] and Augustin [2020]

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Coach, Marketing

Languages English, French

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

License number 26071982000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup3126
Madrid (SPAIN), 2016-05-13Tunis (TUNISIA), 2007-03-16Athènes (GREECE), 2013-04-26
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2016-11-04Györ (HUNGARY), 2017-12-01
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-11-15
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
1--1
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."

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Poulidor (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)

Hobbies Watching football and supporting French team RC Strasbourg Alsace. (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2020; Twitter profile, 02 Jun 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning his first individual world championship medal, a bronze in 2017. (FFE YouTube channel, 21 Jul 2017)

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

Sporting philosophy / motto "One of my best characteristics is my motivation, my desire to achieve more. If I could talk to my younger self, I'd tell myself to be even more motivated to want to achieve a higher level, because our career is very short so you have to make the most of it. Never give up, no matter what the competition." (FIE YouTube channel, 03 Jun 2018)

Ambitions To become a fencing coach. (lalsace.fr, 31 May 2020)

Other information RETIREMENT
In 2017 he announced plans to retire from the sport following the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In March 2020, when the Games were postponed, he decided to continue competing until 2021 in an attempt to qualify for the rescheduled Games. The French sabre team missed out on qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games in March 2021 when they were beaten by Germany in the quarterfinals of the World Cup event in Budapest, Hungary. He indicated it was likely his last competition. "I may have played my last competition in Budapest, but I don't even want to think about it. At my age, it's difficult to keep going, to leave my wife, my sons. I also find it more and more difficult to keep going physically. My Achilles tendon makes me suffer, it's so bad that sometimes I can hardly walk after a World Cup weekend. I already have [other] ideas, desires. The first is to validate my state diploma as a fencing coach. If I could do the Paris [2024 Olympic] Games as a coach, that would be idea." (lalsace.fr, 31 May 2020; lalsace.fr, 15 Mar 2021; FIE YouTube channel, 03 Jun 2018)

OLYMPIC FRUSTRATION
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)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
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. (confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017; interviewsport.fr, 05 Apr 2015)

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