Fabian Kauter

Fabian Kauter (born 22 September 1985) is a Swiss right-handed épée fencer and two-time Olympian.[1]

Fabian Kauter
Fabian Kauter Masters epee 2013 t172055.jpg
Kauter at the 2013 Masters Épée
Personal information
Nickname(s)YuRi, Fabu
Born (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 35)
Bern, Switzerland
ResidenceBern, Switzerland
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
Weaponépée
HandRight-handed
National coachAngelo Mazzoni, Gianni Muzio
ClubFechtclub Bern
Head coachChristian Kauter
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

Kauter competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.[2][3]

Kauter won a bronze medal in the individual men's épée event and a bronze medal in the team men's épée event at the 2011 World Fencing Championships in Catania, Italy,[4][5] a bronze medal in the individual men's épée event at the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest, Hungary, a bronze medal in the team men's épée event at the 2014 World Fencing Championships in Kazan, Russia,[6][7] and a bronze medal in the team men's épée event at the 2015 World Fencing Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[8][9]

Kauter won a bronze medal in the individual men's épée event at the 2007 European Fencing Championships in Ghent, Belgium.

Between 2011 and 2015, Kauter won two FIE Men's Épée Grand Prix titles, in addition to a silver medal and two bronze medals.

Between 2011 and 2014, Kauter won a FIE Men's Épée World Cup title, in addition to two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Personal lifeEdit

Kauter's first sport was football, but a series of injuries lead him to turn to another sport. He took up fencing at age ten. His father, Christian Kauter, is a two-time Olympic medalist, and his brother, Michael Kauter, is a former Olympic fencer, both in épée.[10][11]

Kauter also pursues a musical career under the artist name YuRi. He released in 2009 his first album Summer in Sibirie, followed in 2012 by Kopf über Wasser. In 2013, he co-founded "I believe in you", a crowdfunding platform for sport projects in Switzerland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  2. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  3. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  4. ^ "Championnats du Monde (Catania ) 2011-10-15 Entries". fie.org. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  5. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. ^ "Championnats du Monde (Kazan ) 2014-07-22 Entries". fie.org. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  7. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  8. ^ "Championnats du Monde (Moscow ) 2015-07-17 Entries". fie.org. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  9. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website". INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - The International Fencing Federation official website. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  10. ^ "Christian Kauter Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Fabian Kauter Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2013.