Fencing

INSEP’s national fencing squad brings together six groups (épée, foil and sabre) for the elite senior men’s and women’s teams in three rooms (one per discipline with 2x7 strips) in the Christian d’Oriola Complex. New talent is regularly identified by the six France feeder squads from around the country as well as the squad based in Antilles-French Guiana.

HEADCOUNT (RESIDENT Sport)

71 ATHLETES

  • 65 training partners

 

Fencing

Cécilia BERDER

Elite

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World silver medallist in the individual event in 2015, multiple medal winner on the world and European stage in the individual and team events, Cécilia Berder (29 years old) is a key member of France’s women’s sabre team that won gold at the world championships in 2018.

Record

    • World silver medallist in 2015 (sabre)
    • World champion in team in 2018

Fencing

Yannick BOREL

Elite

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Olympic gold medallist in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games, individual world champion in 2018, three-time team world champion (2011, 2017 and 2019), three-time individual European champion (2016, 2017 and 2018), Yannick Borel (30 years old) is the new big gun in French fencing, measuring 196cm.

Record

    • Olympic gold medalist in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games (epee)
    • Individual world champion in 2018 (epee)
    • 3-time world champion in the team event in 2011, 2017 and 2019 (epee)
    • 3-time European champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (epee)

Fencing

Enzo LEFORT

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Olympic silver medal winner in the team event in 2016 and quadruple European champion in the team event, the Guadeloupe-born Enzo Lefort (aged 27) enjoyed success in the individual discipline in 2019 when he became world foil champion five years after having won bronze in the same event.

Record

    • World champion in 2019 (foil)
    • Olympic gold medallist in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games (foil)
    • World bronze medallist in 2014 (foil)
    • 4-time team European champion in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 (foil)

Fencing

Coraline VITALIS

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In 2019, Coraline Vitalis became the first French woman since Laura Flessel in 2007 to become individual European épée champion. Born in Guadeloupe, Vitalis (24 years old) is also European team champion (2018) and individual junior world champion (2015).

Record

    • European champion in 2019
    • 2-time European team champion in 2017 and 2018