Personal Information

Residence Tarbes, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages French

Higher education Administration Studies - IUT Tarbes - University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III: France

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight in Saint-Leu in the French overseas region of Reunion.

Why this sport? "I was looking at sport clubs in our local area, and I discovered one of the few sports that my brothers and sister had not yet tried, fencing. I called the master at arms at the club, Jean-Baptiste Voute, myself to sign up. From the first session, I was hooked. Watching people in strange costumes fighting with swords, it was like being in the movies. There was a certain ferocity to it but at the same time it required control and precision, and that appealed to me from the start."

Club / Team Amicale Tarbaise d’Escrime: France

Name of coach Jean-Philippe Daurelle [national], FRA

Training Regime He trains at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Max, Frate (escrime-ffe.fr, 03 Feb 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul." [William Ernest Henley] (Facebook profile, 03 Apr 2018)

Ambitions To compete in the team event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (gadiamb.re, 23 May 2019)

Other information OLYMPIC OBJECTIVES
Speaking in 2019 he said he did not expect to compete individually at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but that his hopes rested on France qualifying for the team event. "[Olympic] qualification for the individual event will be very difficult. I am still young and do not yet figure among the best in the world. But, we have a real chance to qualify with France for the team event. That is the main objective." (gadiamb.re, 23 May 2019)

He was born in Reunion, a French overseas region in the Indian Ocean. He moved to the French mainland as a teenager. "Reunion is my native land. It is the only place in the world where I feel at home, and I have been to many places." (gadiamb.re, 23 May 2019)


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