Manuel Pereira

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Manuel Pereira
Manuel Pereira Challenge RFF t151524.jpg
Personal information
Full name Manuel Pereira Senabre
Country represented Spain
Born (1961-06-18) 18 June 1961 (age 57)
Madrid, Spain
Residence Las Rozas de Madrid
Weapon(s) épée
Hand right-handed
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Manuel Pereira (born 18 June 1961) is a Spanish fencer. In 1989 he became the first Spaniard to earn a gold medal in épée in the World Fencing Championships.[1] He also competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics.[2]

Pereira became a coach after his retirement as a sportsman. Under his supervision, Spain won a gold medal in women's team épée at the 2004 World Fencing Championships in Lisbon.[1] He was inducted in 2014 in the Hall of Fame of the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime.[1] His son Yulen is a member of the Spanish épée team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c International Fencing Federation (ed.). "Pereira Senabre, Manuel (ESP)". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manuel Pereira Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Yulen Pereira, la gran esperanza de la esgrima". Telemadrid (in Spanish). 10 February 2014.