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APITHY Yemi Geoffrey
NOC Benin   
Born 05 Apr 1989
Height1.92 m
Weight 96 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Dijon, FRA
Languages French
Higher education 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
Handedness Right
General Interest
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for Benin at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 05 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives 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. (, 02 Aug 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jun 2015;, 01 Mar 2015)
Other information OCCUPATION
He is a qualified podiatrist. (, 02 Aug 2016)

He has both French and Beninese nationality. His father is from Benin. (, 02 Aug 2016;, 11 Dec 2014)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
African Championships
2016 6 Individual Sabre Algiers, Algeria
2015 2 Individual Sabre Cairo, Egypt
2014 2 Individual Sabre Cairo, Egypt