At the 2013 team France national championships
22 July 1989 |
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb; 14.3 st)|
|National coach(es)||Vilmoș Szabo|
|Club||TSV Bayer Dormagen|
|Head coach(es)||Vilmoș Szabo|
|FIE Ranking||current ranking|
Nicolas Limbach (born 29 December 1985 in Eupen, Belgium) is a German fencer, world champion in 2009 and team world champion in 2014. He won the Fencing World Cup in 2008–2009, 2009–2010 and 2011–2012.
Limbach was born in a family closely involved in fencing: his father directs the fencing section of TSV Bayer Dormagen and his younger sister Anna also fences for Germany. He took up the sport at the age of six.
In 2005 Limbach won a gold medal in the individual and the team events of the Junior World Championships in Linz. The same year he climbed his first podium in the Fencing World Cup with a victory in Athens and he joined the national senior team. At the 2005 European Championships he reached the quarter-finals. At the 2007 World Fencing Championships, he won the bronze medal after losing to Italy's Aldo Montano.
A bronze medal in the Plovdiv World Cup allowed him to qualify to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In the individual event he defeated 15–17 Marcin Koniusz of Poland in the table of 32, then lost 14–15 to Aliaksandr Buikevich of Belarus.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics he reached the quarter finals in men's individual sabre. He was also on the German Men's Sabre team which finished fifth.
- Profile at the European Fencing Confederation
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