Further Personal Information
||Podiatry - Brussels Podiatry School: Belgium
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He first tried fencing as a child in Dijon, France.
|Why this sport?
||He accompanied his brother to his training sessions and picked up the sport from there.
|Club / Team
||Dijon CE: France
|Name of coach
||Bolade Apithy [national, brother], FRA
|Awards and honours
||He was flag bearer for Benin at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fie.org, 05 Aug 2016)
||His brother Bolade Apithy represented France in fencing at the 2015 European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland. He also served as Yemi's coach at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 02 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jun 2015; lunion.com, 01 Mar 2015)
He is a qualified podiatrist. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 02 Aug 2016)
He has both French and Beninese nationality. His father is from Benin. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 02 Aug 2016; bienpublic.com, 11 Dec 2014)