Fabian Kauter

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Fabian Kauter
Fabian Kauter Masters epee 2013 t172055.jpg
Kauter at the 2013 Masters Épée
Personal information
Nickname(s)YuRi, Fabu
Born (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 33)
Bern, Switzerland
ResidenceBern, Switzerland
Weapon(s)épée
HandRight-handed
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
National coach(es)Angelo Mazzoni, Gianni Muzio
ClubFechtclub Bern
Head coach(es)Christian Kauter
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

Fabian Kauter (born 22 September 1985) is a Swiss épée fencer,[1] four-time European team champion and bronze medallist in the 2011 and 2013 World Fencing Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Kauter's first sport was football, but a series of injuries lead him to turn to another sport. He took up fencing at age ten. His father, Christian Kauter, is a two-time Olympic medalist, and his brother, Michael Kauter, is a former Olympic fencer, both in épée.[2][3]

Kauter also pursues a musical career under the artist name YuRi. He released in 2009 his first album Summer in Sibirie, followed in 2012 by Kopf über Wasser. In 2013, he co-founded "I believe in you", a crowdfunding platform for sport projects in Switzerland.

Sport career[edit]

Kauter placed third in the European Fencing Championship 2007 and in the World Fencing Championship 2011. In 2012, he won at Buenos Aires his first gold medal in a World Cup competition. A few months later, he competed in men's épée at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but was defeated in the second round by France's Yannick Borel.[4]

He earned a bronze medal in the 2013 Berne Grand Prix and in the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest. In the 2013–2014 season, he won the Vancouver Grand Prix after defeating reigning world champion Nikolai Novosjolov in the final[5] and became no.1 in FIE rankings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ London2012.com
  2. ^ "Christian Kauter Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Fabian Kauter Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Fabian Kauter". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Fabian Kauter s'impose à Vancouver". Le Journal du Jura (in French). 24 March 2014. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014.