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KRUSE Richard
NOC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Born 30 Jul 1983 in London, ENG
Height1.90 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Gia
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Civil Engineering - City University London: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 1994 at the Finchley Foil club in London, England.
Why this sport? While at the supermarket one day with his family he bumped into fencing coach Ziemek Wojciechowski, who persuaded him to give the sport a try.
Club / Team ZFW Fencing Club: Great Britain
Name of coach Ziemek Wojciechowski [club], POL
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Learning foreign languages. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career Coach Ziemek Wojciechowski. (combativecorner.wordpress.com, 19 Jan 2016)
Injuries He fractured his foot in 2008 and broke his hand in 2009. He then broke his foot again in 2010, which took about six weeks to heal. (morethanthegames.co.uk, 21 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Just do it." (Athlete, 28 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours He was named the 2007 Athlete of the Year by the British Fencing Association. (britishfencing.com, 26 Sep 2007)
Milestones He became the first British fencer in 53 years to win a medal at the world championships when he claimed silver in individual foil at the 2018 edition in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jun 2019)

In 2000 he became the youngest winner of the national British foil title. (yorkvision.co.uk, 17 Jul 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (britishfencing.com, 26 Jan 2019)
Other information ROBBERY
He claimed victory in individual foil at the 2017 Grand Prix in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, despite having been mugged in the city a few days earlier. "The adrenaline that went through my body was unbelievable. When I came to fence, I was ready to fight." (bbc.com, 21 May 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 4 Individual Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Final 5-6 Team Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Final 5-6 Team Foil London, England
2004 8 Individual Foil Athens, Greece
World Championships
2018 2 Individual Foil Wuxi, China
2017 6 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2009 6 Team Foil Antalya, Turkey
2006 8 Team Foil Turin, Italy
2003 8 Individual Foil Havana, Cuba
European Championships
2019 Final 5-6 Team Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2017 Final 7-8 Team Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Montreux, Switzerland
2013 3 Team Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2013 6 Individual Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2012 3 Individual Foil Legnano, Italy
2010 3 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2010 3 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2009 2 Individual Foil Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2006 2 Individual Foil Izmir, Turkey
2006 7 Team Foil Izmir, Turkey