Nicolas Lopez (fencer)

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Nicolas Lopez
Born (1980-11-14) 14 November 1980 (age 36)
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]


Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 2005 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Gold medal world centered-2.svg 2006 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Silver medal world centered-2.svg 2007 World Fencing Championships, team sabre
Gold medal.svg 2008 Beijing Olympics, team sabre
Silver medal.svg 2008 Beijing Olympics, individual sabre


  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. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation