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

Peter Joppich
Personal information
Born (1982-12-21) 21 December 1982 (age 41)
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
NationalityGerman
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportFencing
Weaponfoil
HandRight-handed
ClubCercle d'escrime Melun Val de Seine
FIE rankingcurrent ranking
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's Fencing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team foil
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Lisbon Team foil
Gold medal – first place 2003 Havana Foil
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin Foil
Gold medal – first place 2007 St. Petersburg Foil
Gold medal – first place 2010 Paris Foil
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team foil
Silver medal – second place 2007 St. Petersburg Team foil
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team foil
Silver medal – second place 2009 Antalya Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Havana Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Leipzig Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Antalya Foil
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Catania Team foil
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Gent Team foil
Gold medal – first place 2013 Zagreb Foil
Gold medal – first place 2013 Zagreb Team foil
Silver medal – second place 2019 Düsseldorf Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Plovdiv Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Legnano Team foil
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Strasbourg Foil
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Montreux Team foil

He is a five-time World Champion in Foil with four Individual titles and one Team title. Joppich 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 five Olympic Games – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016, and Tokyo 2021.[2] He finished sixth, fifth, eleventh, and twelfth respectively.

References

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  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FENCING FEDERATION - the International Fencing Federation official website".
  2. ^ "Peter Joppich Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
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