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VERWIJLEN Bas

epee
Rank20
Pts69.50
Age35
HandR

Personal Information

Family Wife Ludovica Tucci, daughter Nina [2017]

Residence 's-Hertogenbosch, NED

Occupation Athlete, Motivational Speaker

Languages Dutch, English

Higher education Business, Economics - Randstad Topsport Academy : Deventer, NED

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup46616
Téhéran (IRAN), 2005-07-16Vancouver (CANADA), 2005-07-08Tallin (ESTONIA), 2005-05-21
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2008-06-14Kish Island (IRAN), 2007-01-12Téhéran (IRAN), 2006-07-15
Kish Island (IRAN), 2009-01-10Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2010-03-26Legnano (ITALY), 2007-02-02
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2015-10-23Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2010-06-26Tallin (ESTONIA), 2009-02-14
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2014-02-21Tallin (ESTONIA), 2011-03-04
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2018-11-23Paris (FRANCE), 2018-05-11
World Championship-112
Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-09Leipzig (GERMANY), 2005-10-08
Zone Championships-1-1
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
Grand Prix--55
Bogota (COLOMBIA), 2003-03-28
Paris (FRANCE), 2007-05-11
Koweit City (KUWAIT), 2008-01-25
Doha (QATAR), 2012-02-10
Doha (QATAR), 2015-12-04
1--1
Dublin (IRELAND), 2015-11-28

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five at the club Zaal Verwijlen in Oss, Netherlands. He learned both foil and epee until age 12, at which point he decided to focus solely on epee.

Why this sport? His father Roel was a fencer, as well as the owner and coach of his first club.

Club / Team Schermclub Den Bosch: Netherlands

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Ipe (baku2015.com, 24 Jun 2015)

Hobbies Watching and playing football. (baku2015.com, 24 Jun 2015)

Injuries He suffered a knee injury in mid-2015. (bd.nl, 02 May 2015)

He competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with an injured ankle. (volkskrant.nl, 29 Dec 2012)

He has suffered from knee problems and broken ribs during his career. (vlaamseschermbond.be, 01 Dec 2008)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Hard work pays off." (telegraaf.nl, 08 Apr 2019)

Awards and honours He was named Male Athlete of the Year in both 2005 and 2011 at the Sports Gala in Oss, Netherlands. (rksvmargriet.nl, 15 Jan 2014; knas.nl, 2005)

Famous relatives His wife Ludovica Tucci has represented Italy in fencing, and finished third in individual epee at the Dutch championships in 2015 and 2016. His father Roel has served as a coach for the Dutch national fencing team. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jul 2018; Instagram profile, 29 Dec 2017; brabantsdagblad.nl, 15 Nov 2010)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (volkskrant.nl, 22 Apr 2018)

Other information OCCUPATION
He works as a recruiter for the Dutch police service. (telegraaf.nl, 08 Apr 2019; volkskrant.nl, 22 Apr 2018)

MEDIA WORK
He served as a commentator for European television network Eurosport during the 2017 World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, Germany. (Facebook page, 24 Jul 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has completed a degree in physical education. (defensie.nl, 05 Jan 2011)

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