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KRUSE Richard

foil
Rank14
Pts101.000
Age36
HandR

Personal Information

Family Wife Gia

Residence London, ENG

Occupation Athlete

Languages English

Higher education Civil Engineering - City University London: England

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup5229
Copenhague (DENMARK), 2009-01-17Séoul (KOREA), 2010-05-09Copenhague (DENMARK), 2008-01-05
Copenhague (DENMARK), 2010-01-16Séoul (KOREA), 2011-05-20Séoul (KOREA), 2014-04-25
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-10-20
Bonn (GERMANY), 2018-11-09
Tokyo (JAPAN), 2019-01-25
World Championship-1-1
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-21
Zone Championships-123
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2009-07-13Leipzig (GERMANY), 2010-07-16
Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15
Grand Prix4318
Venise (ITALY), 2009-02-13Paris (FRANCE), 2009-01-23Wakayama (JAPAN), 2012-04-28
La Havane (CUBA), 2016-03-11St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2010-05-24
Shanghai (CHINA), 2017-05-19Turin (ITALY), 2015-11-27
Shanghai (CHINA), 2018-05-19
1--1
Copenhague (DENMARK), 2012-03-24

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 1994 at the Finchley Foil club in London, England.

Why this sport? While at the supermarket one day with his family he bumped into fencing coach Ziemek Wojciechowski, who persuaded him to give the sport a try.

Club / Team ZFW Fencing Club: Great Britain

Name of coach Ziemek Wojciechowski [club], POL

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Learning foreign languages. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)

Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)

Most influential person in career Coach Ziemek Wojciechowski. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)

Injuries He fractured his foot in 2008 and broke his hand in 2009. He then broke his foot again in 2010, which took about six weeks to heal. (morethanthegames.co.uk, 21 Oct 2010)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Just do it." (Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)

Awards and honours He was named the 2007 Athlete of the Year by the British Fencing Association. (britishfencing.com, 26 Sep 2007)

Milestones He became the first British fencer in 53 years to win a medal at the world championships when he claimed silver in individual foil at the 2018 edition in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019)

In 2000 he became the youngest winner of the national British foil title. (yorkvision.co.uk, 17 Jul 2012)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (britishfencing.com, 26 Jan 2019)

Other information ROBBERY
He claimed victory in individual foil at the 2017 Grand Prix in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, despite having been mugged in the city a few days earlier. "The adrenaline that went through my body was unbelievable. When I came to fence, I was ready to fight." (bbc.com, 21 May 2017)

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