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ANSTETT Vincent
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born 26 Jul 1982 in Strasbourg, FRA
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Son Lucas [2017]
Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Marketing
Languages English, French
Higher education Sport Management - European School of Management: Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.
Why this sport? He took up the sport as an extra-curricular activity on Fridays after his school classes had finished. "After two years my parents signed me up to a club where sabre was the main discipline. Contrary to many, my inspiration to start the sport had nothing to do with Zorro."
Club / Team Souffel Escrime Club: Souffelweyersheim, FRA
Name of coach Nourdin Marouf [club]; Jean-Philippe Daurelle [national], FRA
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Poulidor (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)
Hobbies Watching television. (confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2006 World Championships in Turin, Italy, and claiming his first senior international medal [a bronze in team sabre] at the 2005 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. (interviewsport.fr, 05 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career His parents. (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)
Other information OLYMPIC FRUSTRATION
He was named as a reserve for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He did not travel to the 2004 Games in Athens, but he did go to Beijing as a reserve in 2008. "Beijing was so frustrating. I was accredited but I couldn't go to the opening ceremony or go and watch other sports. I could train with my teammates but was not permitted to follow them into the competition arena. After that experience I spent several months wondering if I wanted to continue in the sport." (vincentanstett.fr, 17 Dec 2011)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
As well as competing at the 2014 European Championships in Strasbourg, France, he also served as marketing and communications director for the event. "It was very rewarding but I was not able to compete at 100% of my ability. It was a unique adventure and I do not think anyone has done this in the past. It was a great experience." He has also worked for the French Football Federation. (interviewsport.fr, 05 Apr 2015; confidencessportifs.fr, 17 Apr 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2008 1 Team Sabre Beijing, China
World Championships
2018 Final 7-8 Team Sabre Wuxi, China
2017 3 Individual Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2017 Final 7-8 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2009 8 Team Sabre Antalya, Turkey
2007 2 Team Sabre St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 1 Team Sabre Turin, Italy
2005 3 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
European Championships
2017 Final 7-8 Team Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 2 Individual Sabre Torun, Poland
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Montreux, Switzerland
2013 6 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2008 2 Team Sabre Kiev, Ukraine
2006 5 Team Sabre Izmir, Turkey