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GRUMIER Gauthier
NOC France   
Born 29 May 1984 in Nevers, FRA
Height1.91 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Wife Caroline
Residence Joinville-le-Pont, FRA
Occupation Coach, Sports Administrator
Languages English, French
Higher education Education, Sport Studies - National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP]: Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age three at the Cercle Nevers Escrime club in France.
Why this sport? His father was a fencing coach and would take Grumier along to training sessions. "I tried other sports but I never got as much pleasure as when I was fencing. Playing football requires going outside even when it rains, equestrian was out of the question because I am allergic to horses, and roller blading just wasn't serious enough. As for taking up epee, it was by pure chance. Nevers, the club I belonged to, specialised in it so I focused on it by accident."
Handedness Left
General Interest
Nicknames Grums, Gutti (, 20 Jun 2011)
Hero / Idol French fencer Eric Srecki. (NOC, 21 Jul 2012)
Injuries He had an operation on his right foot in January 2013. He began competing again two months later. (, 18 Mar 2013)

He sustained an injury during the individual competition at the 2011 World Cup event in Tallinn, Estonia. He was unable to compete in the team competition at the tournament as a result. (, 08 Mar 2011)
Other information RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and since then has worked as a sports teacher at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] as well as a fencing coach. "I stopped competing because I was tired of going away on camps and competitions, and also because after my ankle operation in 2013 I had recurring pain every year. When I see my friends training now, I realise it's not for me anymore, I wouldn't enjoy it. I am staying involved on the circuit in other ways, which explains why I don't miss it too much. Besides, it's my choice, it's what I wanted. I wasn't pushed out, and that is important." (, 28 Dec 2016;, 11 May 2017)

He holds the national Maitre d'Armes [Master of Arms] degree for instructing fencing. (Sportmag, 01 Dec 2010)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Team Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 3 Individual Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
World Championships
2015 2 Individual Epee Moscow, Russia
2014 1 Team Epee Kazan, Russia
2014 3 Individual Epee Kazan, Russia
2012 2 Team Epee Kiev, Ukraine
2011 1 Team Epee Catania, Italy
2010 1 Team Epee Paris, France
2010 2 Individual Epee Paris, France
2009 1 Team Epee Antalya, Turkey
2006 1 Team Epee Turin, Italy
European Championships
2015 1 Individual Epee Montreux, Switzerland
2010 5 Individual Epee Leipzig, Germany
2009 3 Individual Epee Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2003 1 Team Epee Bourges, France