Personal Information

Family Wife Janique, son Mael [2017], daughter Mahina [2020]

Residence Kussnacht, SUI

Occupation 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-246
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-07Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-21Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15
Strasbourg (FRANCE), 2014-06-07
Antalya (TÜRKIYE), 2022-06-19
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 Kussnacht: Switzerland

Name of coach Didier Ollagnon [national], FRA

Handedness Right

General Interest

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

Hobbies Fishing. (Instagram profile, 07 Mar 2021)

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

Injuries A hamstring strain affected his performance 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. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2011)

Other information FATHERHOOD
He became a father for the first time in December 2017 when his son Mael was born. His daughter Mahina arrived in 2020. "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." (bote.ch, 01 Dec 2020; luzernerzeitung.ch, 08 Jun 2019; bote.ch, 24 Nov 2018)

In 2020 he earned a sports management certificate at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. (LinkedIn profile, 23 Dec 2020; Instagram profile, 23 Dec 2020)


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