Personal Information

Family Partner Janique, son Mael [2017]

Residence Kussnacht, SUI

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete

Languages English, French, German

Higher education Sports Science - University of Basel: Switzerland

License number 07081987001


World Cup62210
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL), 2010-02-06Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2009-06-20Caguas (PUERTO RICO), 2010-06-04
Legnano (ITALY), 2013-01-25Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2012-06-29Legnano (ITALY), 2017-11-17
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2013-03-15
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2014-02-21
Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2015-01-22
Vancouver (CANADA), 2017-02-17
Zone Championships-235
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-07Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-21Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15
Strasbourg (FRANCE), 2014-06-07
Grand Prix4116
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2011-06-04Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2015-05-22Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-03-08
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2012-06-02
Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2013-05-11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2018-03-23
Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2016-10-01Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS), 2007-11-17
Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2017-10-07

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five in Kussnacht, Switzerland.

Why this sport? His older brother was already fencing. Max took up foil first, and then practised foil and epee until age 17. Since then he has focused mainly on epee.

Club / Team Fechtgesellschaft Basel: Switzerland

Name of coach Didier Ollagnon [national], FRA

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2005

Competing for Switzerland

Location Bern, SUI

General Interest

Nicknames Heinzi, Maxe (maxheinzer.ch, 28 Jan 2013)

Hobbies Fishing. (schweizer-illustrierte.ch, 01 Apr 2018)

Most influential person in career His family. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2011)

Injuries A hamstring strain affected his participation at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (aargauerzeitung.ch, 20 Dec 2016; lematin.ch, 09 Aug 2016)

He had surgery on his left foot in November 2013. (fencing.net, 14 Mar 2014; nzz.ch, 24 Feb 2014)

He has injured the ligaments in his right ankle and the Achilles tendon in his left foot during his career. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2011)

Sporting philosophy / motto "No pain, no gain." (wellfare.ch, 13 Jan 2011)

Famous relatives His brother Michael and his sister Martina have competed in fencing at international level. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2011)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (schweizer-illustrierte.ch, 01 Apr 2018)

Other information FATHERHOOD
His son Mael was born in December 2017, and Heinzer hopes to extend his career so that Mael can watch him compete. "The biggest change in my life is being a father. I've become more relaxed and calmer, but I still have the hard and inner monster in training. If I have a bad training session, I can take it much better than before because when I come home seeing my partner and my son, my world is immediately fine again. When I look at the average age of the top 10 fencers in the world rankings, I am still relatively young. I'm still feeling well and hungry." (luzernerzeitung.ch, 08 Jun 2019; bote.ch, 24 Nov 2018)


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