José Luis Abajo

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José Luis Abajo Gómez nicknamed Pirri (born 22 June 1978) is a Spanish épée fencer.

José Luis Abajo
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Abajo at the 2014 Paris World Cup
Personal information
Full nameJosé Luis Abajo Gómez
Nickname(s)Pirri
Born (1978-06-22) 22 June 1978 (age 42)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb; 13.7 st)
Sport
Country Spain
SportFencing
WeaponÉpée
HandRight-handed
ClubSala de Armas Madrid
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

Abajo won the silver medal in the épée team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after losing against France in the final. He accomplished this with his teammates Ignacio Canto, Juan Castañeda and Eduardo Sepulveda Puerto.

He won the bronze medal in the Épée competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, defeating Hungarian Gábor Boczkó. [1] Being this the first Olympic medal won by Spain in fencing, and becoming the Olympic medal number 100 (99 according to the IOC) in the history of Spain, regarding Winter and Summer Olympics.

In 2013 he was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the International Fencing Federation.[2]

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

Includes results from all competitions 2006–present and athletes who have reached the quarterfinals at the World Championships or Olympic Games, plus those who have medaled in major team competitions.[3]

AchievementsEdit

  2006 World Fencing Championships, team épée

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fencing results". Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ International Fencing Federation (ed.). "Abajo Gómez, José Luis (ESP)". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "RANKINGS AND RESULTS". Fencer. International Fencing Federation. Retrieved 1 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)