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Nicolas Lopez

Full name: Nicolas Lopez
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 14, 1980 in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Affiliations: Amicale Tarbaise
Country: FRA France
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

While a three-time French sabre champion, Nicolas Lopez was not one of the favorites for a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. When Lopez drew top favorite Stanislav Pozdnyakov, five-time world champion (including 2006 and 2007), his chances of a medal seemed slim. But the Frenchman caused an upset, beating the Russian 15-8. Lopez continued to show good form, and proceed to the final, where he was finally defeated by Zhong Man. In addition to his individual silver medal, Lopez competed on the victorious French team that defeated the US in the team final. It was Lopez’ second international title, having earlier won the team world title in 2006, adding to a 2007 silver and a 2005 bronze.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual France FRA 2 Silver
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing Men's Sabre, Team France FRA 1 Gold

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TD
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout 1/2 2 2008-08-12 Zhong (CHN) 15, Lopez (FRA) 9 9
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Bout #2 1 2008-08-12 Lopez (FRA) 15, Covaliu (ROU) 13 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Bout #3 1 2008-08-12 Lopez (FRA) 15, Pina (ESP) 10 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round Three Bout #6 1 2008-08-12 Lopez (FRA) 15, O (KOR) 11 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #12 1 2008-08-12 Lopez (FRA) 15, Pozdnyakov (RUS) 8 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Bout #6 1 2008-08-12 Lopez (FRA) 15, Ouedraogo (BUR) 6 15

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TTD ITD
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 1/2 1 2008-08-17 FRA 45, USA 37 45 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 1/2 1 2008-08-17 Lopez (FRA) 5, Williams (USA) 3 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 1/2 1T 2008-08-17 Smart (USA) 5, Lopez (FRA) 5 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 1/2 1T 2008-08-17 Morehouse (USA) 5, Lopez (FRA) 5 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 FRA 45, ITA 41 45 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 2008-08-17 Occhiuzzi (ITA) 5, Lopez (FRA) 5 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1T 2008-08-17 Montano (ITA) 5, Lopez (FRA) 5 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 Lopez (FRA) 5, Tarantino (ITA) 3 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 FRA 45, EGY 31 45 15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 Lopez (FRA) 5, Samir (EGY) 4 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 Lopez (FRA) 5, Talaat (EGY) 4 5
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #1 1 2008-08-17 Lopez (FRA) 5, Fathy (EGY) 2 5
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