Richard Kruse

Richard Kruse

Fencing

  • Event Foil - Individual
  • Date of Birth 30/07/1983
  • Born London

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Kruse achieved the best individual finish by a British fencer for 22 years when he came eighth on his Olympic debut at Athens 2004.

The London-born fencer was the first Brit to qualify outright for the fencing competition at his home Games in 2012 and was part of the team that finished sixth.

Kruse narrowly missed out on bronze when he competed at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, having won team foil gold at the 2015 European Games in Baku.

In May 2017, Kruse won the Shanghai Grand Prix just days after being mugged in the Asian city. He went on to defend his title a year later with victory over Timur Safin.

Kruse followed his win in Shanghai by claiming Great Britain’s first World Fencing Championship medal in 58 years when he took silver in Wuxi, China.

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