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Peter Joppich (born 21 December 1982[1]) is a German foil fencer.

Peter Joppich
Peter Joppich 2013 Fencing WCH FMS-IN t094358.jpg
Personal information
Country representedGermany
Born (1982-12-21) 21 December 1982 (age 36)
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Weapon(s)foil
HandRight-handed
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
ClubCercle d'escrime Melun Val de Seine
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

BiographyEdit

Joppich is a five-time World Champion in Foil with four Individual titles and one Team title. He won the gold medal in 2010 World Fencing Championships after beating Lei Sheng 15–11 at Championnats du Monde, Paris. He was also the winner of the World Fencing Championships in St Petersburg in 2007 after beating Andrea Baldini 15–9, Turin in 2006 after beating Baldini 15–14, and Havana in 2003. He won his first World Championship Individual Title when he was just 21 years old.

Joppich credits his success to former German fencer and Olympic gold medallist Ulrich Schreck. For more than 10 years, Schreck instructed Joppich during the latter’s training at the Federal Training Centre in Bonn. He has competed in four Olympic Games – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016.[2] He finished sixth, fifth, eleventh, and twelfth respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fie.ch/Competitions/FencerDetail.aspx?param=9C482837D1C21E05C8B5DD1A9495C0CB
  2. ^ "Peter Joppich Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012.

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