Gauthier Grumier Bio: Olympics, Fencing & Medals

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Gauthier Grumier is a former French left-handed epee fencer who is now the assistant coach of the French men’s epee team.

The Nevers, France-born fencer, won many medals at the world championships, European championships Fencing Grand Prix, and Fencing World Cup throughout his athletic career.

Grumier also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London but could not win any awards.

He was last seen participating in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, where he grabbed two medals (a gold medal in individual competition & a bronze in the team’s epee.)

Gauthier Is A Left Handed Epee Fencer
Gauthier, A Three Time Team European Champion (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

In 2022, he returned to the centenary of the Cercle Nevers Escrime, where he started his career and devised his plans for the 2023 World Cup.

In this article, we will look at the personal and professional life of Gauthier Grumier.

We will try to include everything from his medal to his experiences. Let’s get started!

Quick Facts

Full Name Gauthier Grumier
Birth Date May 29, 1984
Birthplace Nevers (Nièvre) France
Nationality French
Horoscope Gemini
Age 39 Years Old
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Height 6’2″/188 cm/1.88 m
Weight 82 kg/180 lb.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Professional Fencer
  • Assistant Coach (Present)
Sport Men’s Fencing
National Team French Men’s Epee Team
Participation In Olympics
  • 2016 Rio De Janeiro
  • 2012 London
Medals & Achievements At the Olympics
  • Gold Medalist For Men’s Team Epee Competition In fencing
  • Bronze Medalist For Men’s Individual Epee Competition In Fencing
Participation In World Championships
  • 2006 Torino
  • 2009 Antalya
  • 2010 Paris
  • 2011 Catania
  • 2012 Kiev
  • 2014 Kazan
  • 2015 Moscow
Medals & Achievements At World Championships
  • 5 Gold Medals
  • 3 Silver Medals
  • 1 Bronze Medal
Participation In the European Championships
  • 2003 Bourges
  • 2009 Plovdiv
  • 2011 Sheffield
  • 2015 Montreux
  • 2016 Torun
Medals & Achievements at European Championships
  • 4 Gold Medals
  • 1 Bronze Medal
Participation In Fencing World Championship
  • 2006
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
Medals And Achievements At Fencing World Cup
  • 6 Gold Medals
  • 4 Silver Medals
  • 8 Bronze Medals
Participation In Fencing Grand Prix
  • 2006
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
Medals & Achievements At Fencing Grand Prix
  • 2 Gold Medals
  • 2 Silver Medals
  • 4 Bronze Medals
Marital Status Married (2014)
Spouse Caroline Grumier Jeanny
Children Gaspard (2016)
Net Worth Around $1-$5 Million
Social Media Handles Facebook, Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Family

Gauthier Grumier was born on May 29, 1984, in Nevers (Nièvre) France.

He learned fencing from his father, a fencing master, but details regarding his father are unknown.

Gauthier got early influence into fencing & touched the blade for the first time at three years old.

Gauthier Grumier Is A Three Time European Champion
Gauthier Grumier During A Fencing Match (Source: Eurosport)

He once said that his parents could not afford his nursery. He himself was also more attracted to the weapons room.

The fencer once asked his father to gift him a sword.

Today, he stands tall as one of the best swordsmen on the planet.

Gauthier was a dreamer. He worked hard to make his dream come true; He is indeed an inspiration to many!

Personal Information, Nationality & Zodiac Sign

Gauthier’s height is listed at 1.88 m, and his listed weight is 180 lb.

Also, he was born in the last week of May. Hence, his zodiac sign is Gemini, known for their competence. 

A local of Nevers (Nièvre), Gauthier is a French national. He has made the entire France proud of his feats at the Olympics, World Championships, European Champions, and many other competitions.

Gauthier is a young, good-looking French man with dark brown hair and eyes who compliments him utterly.

Fencing Career

Grumier has been into fencing from a very young age, and the journey has been marvelous, with many highs and lows.


2012 London

He competed in men’s individual epee competition in fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London.

But, unfortunately, he could not win any medals and ended up in the 18th position.

2016 Rio de Janeiro

He then participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, and grabbed two medals for two events.

Grumier won gold in the men’s team epee competition in fencing for France. He had partnered with Yannick Borel, Daniel Jerent, and Jean-Michel Lucenay.

Italy had won the silver medal that year, and Hungary had grabbed the bronze medal for the men’s team epee.

Similarly, he won a bronze medal in the men’s individual epee competition.

Sangyong Park from South Korea won the gold medal, and Geza Imre from Hungary grabbed the gold and silver medals for the event.

Later in 2022, according to a French Journal, Gauthier returned to the centenary of the Cercle Nevers Escrime exhibition tournament, which was only open to institutions, licensees, and parents.

It included Alexandre Bardenet, Alex Fava, Kendrick Jean-Joseph, etc., the eight shooters of the France team, supervised by Hugues Obry (coach) and Gauthier Grumier (assistant coach) of the blue swordsmen. 

Gauthier also put forward his plans for 2023 and said, “we will try to win the Monal challenge (May 19, 20 and 21, 2023 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés), the European (June 25 to 30, 2023 in Krakow, Poland) and World (from June 22 to July 30, 2023, in Milan, Italy) and then win the first round of the 2023-2024 World Cup in Bern (Switzerland), next year. The goal is to get rid of this burden as soon as possible.”

World Fencing Championships

2006 Torino

Grumier competed in World Fencing Championship in Turin, Italy, for the first time in 2006. He won a gold medal in the men’s team epee competition.

2009 Antalya

He then grabbed a gold medal for the men’s team epee at the 2009 World Fencing Championship held in Antalya, Turkey.

2010 Paris

Grumier won two medals at the 2010 World Fencing Championship in his home country France.

He won a silver medal for men’s individual men’s epee. Likewise, he again won a gold medal for the men’s team epee.

2011 Catania

He then competed at the 2011 World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy, winning the gold medal again for the men’s team epee.

2012 Kyiv

He won a silver medal for the men’s team epee at the 2012 World Fencing Championship in Kyiv, Ukraine.

2014 Kazan

Grumier won two medals at the 2014 World Fencing Championship in Kazan, Russia.

He grabbed a gold medal again for the men’s team epee and a bronze medal for the men’s individual epee.

2015 Moscow

Likewise, he won a silver medal for individual men’s epee at the 2015 World Fencing Championship held in Moscow, Russia.

European Championships

2003 Bourges

Gauthier won a gold medal in the men’s team at the 2003 European Fencing Championship in Bourges, France.

2009 Plovdiv

Grumier won a bronze medal for men’s individual epee at the 2009 European Fencing Championship held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

2011 Sheffield

Likewise, he won a gold medal for the men’s team at the 2011 European Fencing Championship held in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

2015 Montreux

He grabbed two medals at Montreux, Switzerland’s 2015 European Fencing Championship; for men’s individual epee and men’s team epee.

2016 Torun

Likewise, he won gold for the men’s team at the 2016 European Fencing Championship held in Torun, Poland.

Gauthier Grumier With A Bronze
Grumier At The Olympic Men’s Individual Epee Tournament (Source: Eurosport)

World Cup

Grumier has won six gold, four silver, and eight bronze medals at Fencing World Cup.

Grand Prix

He has won many medals at Grand Prix tournaments for men’s individual epee, including two first positions in 2009 & 2016, two-second positions in 2009 & 2010, and four third positions in 2006, 2009, 2011 & 2014.

Marriage, Relationships & Net Worth

Gauthier has been married to Caroline Grumier Jeanny since 2014. She has graduated from EFAP Lille.

Caroline was a project leader for a marketing agency named Carré before working as a business development manager at Les Compagnons du Devoir – Île de France, a French firm.

Gauthier & His Wife On The Day Of Marriage
Gauthier & His Wife, Caroline Grumier (Source: Facebook)

They have a son named Gaspard, who was born in 2016. According to Caroline’s Facebook post, her son was born with cranial deformities.

The French fencer’s net worth is between $1-$5 million as of 2024. He lives a decent life in France.

Social Media Presence

Sadly, Grumier is not very active on his social media handles. 

  • Facebook 958 Followers
  • Instagram 743 Followers


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A post shared by Gauthier Grumier (@gauthier_grumier_officiel)

On December 2023, Grumier visited Battle Born Fencing Club in Las Vegas and posted the training routine of its Training camp. 

Popularity Graph

Due to Grumier’s achievements in fencing, his graph rate is higher than other fencers.

Gauthier Grumier Search Graph
Gauthier Grumier, Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

Gauthier popularity over the past 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Did Gauthier Grumier compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics?

No, Gauthier Grumier did not compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was last seen competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro held in Brazil.

Where is Gauthier Grumier from?

Gauthier Grumier is originally from Nevers, France.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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