Elite Suisse

Heinzer Max
Date of birth: 7th August 1987
Size: 178 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Residence: Küssnacht SZ
Profession: professional fencer, contracted swiss military person
Hobbies: family (more than a hobby), Badminton, fishing, going on a mushroom foray
Sportliche Vorbilder: Pavel Kolobkov
Debut foil: at age 5
Debut epee: at age 12
Fencing hand: right-handed
Club: Fechtgesellschaft Basel
Top-Ranking: Nr. 1
Ranking: Nr. 6 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  triple winner 2011, 2012, 2013
• 10 victories at World Cups since 2010
• Runner-up at Overall World Cup 2012 + 2015
• 15 podium places at World Cups since 2009
• Vice-European Champion 2015 + 2016
• Bronze medal EC 2011, 2012, 2014
• Olympic Diploma (7th place) 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• Multiple Swiss Champion
 

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  2nd place 2014 + 2016
• World Champion 2018 in Wuxi
• Vice-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• Bronze medal at the WC 2011, 2014, 2015
• 6 World Cup victories since 2012
• European Champion 2012, 2013, 2014
• Vize-European Champion 2009 in Plovdiv
• Gold Universiade 2009 in Belgrad

Goals

• more victories in World Cup
• Medals WC / EC
​• Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo

Sponsors
InterCheese AG, Schweizer Armee, Red Bull, Adecco, Jaguar Schweiz, Nike, Raiffeisenbank Rigi, Feuerring - Das Original, Basel Team for Olympia, Stiftung Basel ist Sport, Schweizer Sporthilfe

Steffen Benjamin
Date of birth: 8th March 1982
Size: 189 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Residence: Basel
Profession: teacher of sport and English
Hobbies: sports generally, reading, music
Sportliche Vorbilder: Muhammad Ali, Sergej Bubka, Michael Jordan, Renato Tosio
Debut foil: at age 7
Debut epee: at age 7.5
Fencing hand: left-handed
Club: Fechtgesellschaft Basel
Top-Ranking: Nr. 8
Ranking: Nr. 29 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  6th place 2014
• Olympic Diploma (4th place) 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• 7th place at the WC 2018 in Wuxi
• Gold medal at the Universade 2009 in Belgrad
• 8 podium places at World Cups since 2005
• Multiple Swiss Champion

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  2nd place 2014
• World Champion 2018 in Wuxi
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• Bronze medal at the WC 2011, 2014, 2015
• European Champion 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Silver medal at the EC 2009, bronze medal at the EC 2015
• Gold medal at the Universade 2009 in Belgrad
• 6 World Cup victories since 2012

Goals

• Olympic medal Tokyo 2020 individual and team

Sponsors
Merian Iselin Klinik Basel, Winforce Swiss Premium Nutrition, Basel Team für Olympia, Schweizer Sporthilfe, Cryocenter Basel, EightOn Official, Stiftung Basel ist Sport, Schweizer Armee

Michele Niggeler
Date of birth: 10th March 1992
Size: 184 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Residence: Milano
Profession: student
Hobbies: football, art + architecture
Sportliche Vorbilder: Valentino Rossi
Debut foil: at age 5
Debut epee: at age 8
Fencing hand: right-handed
Club: Lugano Scherma
Top-Ranking: Nr. 35
Ranking: Nr. 320 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  8th place 2015
• 8th place EC 2017 in Tiflis
• 12th place EC 2016 in Torun

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  2nd place 2016
• World Champion 2018 in Wuxi
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• 3rd place WC Juniors 2010 in Baku

Goals

• Olympic medal

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Spinnerei Linth Park Glarus, Uhlmann Fencing

Lucas Malcotti
Date of birth: 9th January 1995
Size: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Residence: Sion
Profession: student
Hobbies: sport generally, friends
Sportliche Vorbilder: Stanislas Wawrinka
Debut foil: -
Debut epee: at age 8
Fencing hand: right-handed
Club: Société d'escrime de Sion
Top-Ranking: Nr. 102
Ranking: Nr. 172 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  62nd place 2017
• 6th place U23 EM 2016 in Plovdiv
• Swiss Champion 2016+2018

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
World Champion 2018 in Wuxi
European Champion U23 2018 in Jerewan
​• 3rd place World Cup 2018 in Heidenheim

Goals

Olympic medal

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Spitzensport Schweizer Armee

Alexis Bayard
Date of birth: 11th June 1996
Size: 183 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Residence: Sion
Profession: student (sport sciences and motor control, UNIFR)
Hobbies: Beachvolley, ski
Sportliche Vorbilder: Stanislas Wawrinka

Debut epee: at age 10
Fencing hand: left-handed
Club: Societé d'Escrime de Sion
Top-Ranking: 69
Ranking: 69 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  25th place 2016
• 30th place WC 2018 in Wuxi
• Bronze U23 WC 2018 in Jerewan

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  6th place 2017
European Champion U23 2018 in Jerewan
​• 9th place World Cup 2018 in Vancouver

Goals

• Qualification Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo
• Podium places World  Cup/EC/WC
 

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Spitzensport Schweizer Armee, Uhlmann

Alexandre Pittet
Date of birth: 9th February 1995
Size: 182 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Residence: Biel
Profession: student, Master in Banking & Finance
Hobbies: Unihockey, jogging, reading
Sportliche Vorbilder: Roger Federer, Marcel Fischer, Basil Hoffmann
Debut foil: -
Debut epee: at age 9
Fencing hand: left-handed
Club: Cercle d'escrime de Bienne
Top-Ranking: Nr. 72
Ranking: Nr. 73 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  32nd place 2016
• 13th place World Cup 2018 in Paris
• 20th place Grand-Prix 2017 in Bogota
• Swiss Vice-Champion 2018

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
​• European Champion U23 2018 in Jerewan
​• Military Vice-Champion 2017 in Acireale
​• 8th place World Cup 2018 in Paris
​• 1st place World Cup Juniors 2015 in Udine

Goals

​• Olympic medal

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Spitzensportförderung der Armee, Polydec SA Bienne, Sponser Sport Food AG Wollerau

Georg Kuhn
Date of birth: 25th December 1992
Size: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Residence: Zürich
Profession: student (human medicine)
Hobbies: sports generally, reading
Sportliche Vorbilder: Roger Federer
Debut foil: at age 6
Debut epee: at age 11
Fencing hand: right-handed
Club: Zürcher Fechtclub
Top-Ranking: Nr. 59
Ranking: Nr. 211 (September 2018)
Team Ranking: Nr. 4 (September 2018)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  39th place 2017
• Bronze U23 EC 2012, 2015
• 14th place World Cup 2016 in Paris
• 16th place Grand-Prix 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• 8th place World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne
  2nd place 2016
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig

Goals

• Qualification Olympic Games 2020 in Tokio
• Podium places World Cup/EC/WC

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Elite sports Swiss Armed Forces

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