Peter Joppich

Peter Joppich ( born December 21, 1982 in Koblenz ) is a German fencer.

He had 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2010 as a single champion His greatest successes so far. He took part in the 2004 Athens Olympics, finishing in sixth place at the 2008 Games in Beijing in fifth place. With the team he won in the men's foil at the 2012 Olympic Games bronze.


Peter Joppich is a professional sports soldier of the Bundeswehr. Initial success in fencing he has already collected as B -teenager. From 1997 to 2001 he was a pupil of the Bonn fencing boarding. Since his junior season of 1999, he was always present in the world rankings. By 2007, he started for the Königsbacher SC Koblenz, since for Coblenzer Turn Company 1880. He trains in the Olympic Training Center in Bonn at his home and National Coach Ulrich fright.

It was founded in 2003 in Havana for the first time individual world champion in men's foil. In 2002 he has already succeeded in this with the team. In Lisbon, he became World Champion with the German national team. In 2006 he celebrated in Turin his second individual world title in 2007 in Saint Petersburg the third. His fourth and last time being single world title he won in 2010 in Paris. At the European Championships in 2007 in Ghent, he took the men's foil team title. In the years 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2013 he was German singles champion in men's foil.

While he was already retired at the 2012 Olympics in the individual in the second round against the African champions Alaaeldin Abouelkassem, he could then point the team in the men's foil some strong nerves struggles. Both in the district as well as in the semi-finals, he was the last fighter to make up a significant backlog for Germany in his three-minute battle. However, Germany lost in the semifinal against Japan in extra time with 41:40 after a controversial referee decision. In the subsequent battle for the bronze medal with the German team Joppich against the United States had little trouble and won clearly.

At the European Championships 2013 in Zagreb Joppich despite an ankle injury the gold medal in singles erfechten. In the final he defeated the Russian defending champion Alexei Tscheremissinow 15:11, winning his first continental title single. Also in the team competition with Sebastian Bachmann, Marius Braun and Johann Gustinelli he won the gold medal.


  • Country athlete of the year ( Rheinland - Pfalz): 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009