Iván Trevejo

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Iván Trevejo
Ivan Trevejo FFE press conference 2013-07-25.jpg
Iván Trevejo in 2013
Personal information
Full nameIván Trevejo Pérez
Born (1971-09-01) 1 September 1971 (age 47)
Havana, Cuba
ResidenceSète, France
Weapon(s)épée
Handleft-handed
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
ClubCercle d'Escrime de Saint-Gratien
FIE rankingcurrent ranking (for France)
ranking (archive, for Cuba)

Iván Trevejo (born 1 September 1971) is a Cuban-born French fencer, silver Olympic medallist in 1996 and team world champion in 1997 for Cuba. He earned a team bronze medal for France in 2013.

Biography[edit]

He won a silver medal in the individual épée event at the 1996 Summer Olympics and a bronze in the team event at the 2000 Summer Olympics for Cuba.[1][2] He made world team champion at the 1997 World Fencing Championships in Cape Town and placed third in the team event of the 1999 World Fencing Championships in Seoul.

After the 2002 World Fencing Championships in Lisbon he decided not to go back to Cuba.[3] He settled in Southern France and went on fencing on the national circuit.[3] He married a French woman, had a daughter and eventually became a French citizen in 2010, which allowed him to be selected in the French fencing team.[3] After ten years away from high-level competition, he reached the quarter-finals in the Legnano World Cup in January 2013 and won a bronze medal in the Challenge RFF (Paris World Cup) in May. He was a member of the French team that won the bronze medal in the World Championships in Budapest and finished the 2012–13 season at 10th place in FIE rankings. In the 2013–14 season he earned a bronze medal in the Legnano World Cup and in the Vancouver Grand Prix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Iván Trevejo". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 9 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Iván Trevejo Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b c (in French) "Trevejo, acte II", L'Équipe, 15 February 2013.

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