Members of the swiss national team

Heinzer Max
Date of birth: 07th august 1987
Size: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Residence: Zurich and Immensee
Profession: Professional fencer, contracted swiss military person
Hobbies: Friends, Badminton, Tennis, Fishing
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. 14 (august 2017)
Team Ranking: Nr. 5 (august 2017)

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

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne 2nd place 2016
• Olympic Diploma (6th place) 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• Bronze medal at the WC 2011, 2014, 2015
• Bronze medal at the EC 2015 in Montreux
• European Champion 2012, 2013, 2014
• Vize-European Champion 2009 in Plovdiv
• 6 World Cup victories since 2012

Goals

• 10th victory World Cup
• Medal individual WC 2018
​• Gold Team WC 2018

Sponsors
InterCheese AG, Jaguar Schweiz, Swiss Armed Forces, Red Bull, Adecco, Nike, Raiffeisenbank Rigi, Feuerring – Das Original, Basel Team for Olympia, Schweizer Sporthilfe

Steffen Benjamin
Date of birth: 08th 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. 55 (august 2017)
Team Ranking: Nr. 5 (august 2017)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• TISSOT Grand Prix de Berne 6th place 2014
• Olympic Diploma (4th place) 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• Gold medal at the Universade 2009
• 2nd place Grand-Prix 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• 3rd place Grand-Prix 2015 in Budapest
• 8 podium places at World Cups since 2005
• Multiple Swiss Champion

Greatest sporting successes in team competition
• Olympic Diploma (6th place) 2016 in Rio de Janeiro
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• Bronze medal at the WC 2011, 2014, 2015
• Bronze medal at the EC 2015 in Montreux
• European Champion 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Vize-European Champion 2009 in Plovdiv
• Gold medal at the Universade 2009
• 6 World Cup victories since 2012

Goals

• Medal individual WC 2018
• Gold Team WC 2018

Sponsors
Merian Iselin Klinik Basel, Winforce Swiss Premium Nutrition, Basel Team für Olympia, Schweizer Sporthilfe, Cryocenter Basel, Stiftung Basel ist Sport, Swiss Armed Forces

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. 39 (august 2017)
Team Ranking: Nr. 5 (august 2017)

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
• Vize-World Champion 2017 in Leipzig
• 3rd place WC Juniors 2010 in Baku

Goals

• Olympic medal

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Spinnerei Linth Park Glarus, Carmimari

Georg Kuhn
Date of birth: 25th december 1992
Size: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Residence: Zurich
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. 70 (august 2017)
Team Ranking: Nr. 5 (august 2017)

Greatest sporting successes in individual competition
• 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
• Podiums World Cup/EC/WC

Sponsors
Schweizer Sporthilfe, Elite sports Swiss Armed Forces

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