Nicolas Lopez (fencer)

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Nicolas Lopez
Born (1980-11-14) 14 November 1980 (age 34)
Tarbes, France
Weapon(s) sabre
Hand Right-handed
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
National coach(es) Jean-Philippe Daurelle
Club Amicale tarbaise
Retired 2012
FIE Ranking current ranking

Nicolas Lopez (born 14 November 1980 in Tarbes) is a French sabre fencer.

Lopez won the gold medal in the sabre team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after beating Ukraine in the final.[1] He accomplished this with his team mates Vincent Anstett, Julien Pillet and Boris Sanson.[1]

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics he helped his team win a gold medal in fencing, after beating the United States in the final.[2] Lopez also won the silver medal in the individual sabre fencing, losing to Zhong Man in the final.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Med 3.png 2005 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Med 1.png 2006 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Med 2.png 2007 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Med 1.png 2008 Beijing Olympics, team sabre
Med 2.png 2008 Beijing Olympics, individual sabre

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Canadian Press (6 October 2006). "France golden at fencing worlds". CBC. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (17 August 2008). "France gets gold in team saber". New York Times. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (12 August 2008). "China's Zhong beats France's Lopez for saber gold". New York Times. Retrieved 24 October 2010. [dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation