Robert Citerne

Robert Citerne (born 10 February 1961 in Paris) is a French wheelchair fencer, who earned four gold medals out of seven Paralympic participations. He is also three-time World champion and eight-time European champion in individual and team events.

Robert Citerne
Robert Citerne 2014 IWAS European Championships EMS-EQ t172055.jpg
Citerne at the 2014 IWAS European Championships
Personal information
Nickname(s)Bob le Ouf (litt. “Crazy Bob”)
Born (1961-02-10) 10 February 1961 (age 60)
Paris
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
WeaponFoil A / Épée A / Sabre A
Handleft-handed
ClubLevallois Sporting Club
Head coachJérôme Westholm, Maxime Faget
Medal record
Men's wheelchair fencing
Representing  France
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Épée A
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team Épée
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Team Épée
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Épée
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Foil A
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team Foil
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Foil A
IWAS World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turino Épée A
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turino Team Sabre
Gold medal – first place 2010 Paris Team Épée
Silver medal – second place 1998 La Chaux Team Épée
Silver medal – second place 2011 Catania Team Épée
Bronze medal – third place 1998 La Chaux Épée A
IWAS European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Gdansk Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zalaegerszeg Épée A
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zalaegerszeg Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2007 Ghent Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2009 Plovdiv Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2009 Plovdiv Team Sabre
Gold medal – first place 2011 Sheffield Team Épée
Gold medal – first place 2014 Strasburg Team Épée
Silver medal – second place 2005 Zalaegerszeg Sabre A
Silver medal – second place 2007 Ghent Épée A
Silver medal – second place 2007 Ghent Sabre A

Citerne suffers from right hemiplegia since he was six months old. He took up fencing at the age of 19 after his physical therapist suggested it to him.[1] He joined in 1987 the France national team, of which he is still a member. He is known in the fencing community as “Bob le Ouf”, literally “Crazy Bob” because of his exuberant personality.[2]

Citerne is IT manager at the Levallois Sporting Club, of which he is a member as an athlete. He is also city councillor of La Garenne-Colombes in charge of disability-related issues.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Septièmes JO pour l'élu escrimeur". Le Parisien (in French). 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ Cécile Hernandez Cervellon (12 August 2012). "Robert Citerne, dit " Bob le ouf "". Le Figaro/Sport 24 (in French).

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