Joppich at the 2013 World Fencing Championships
|Born||21 December 1982|
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Club||Cercle d'escrime Melun Val de Seine|
|FIE ranking||current ranking|
Joppich is a five-time World Champion in Foil with four Individual titles and one Team title. He won the gold medal in 2010 World Fencing Championships after beating Lei Sheng 15–11 at Championnats du Monde, Paris. He was also the winner of the World Fencing Championships in St Petersburg in 2007 after beating Andrea Baldini 15–9, Turin in 2006 after beating Baldini 15–14, and Havana in 2003. He won his first World Championship Individual Title when he was just 21 years old.
Joppich credits his success to former German fencer and Olympic gold medallist Ulrich Schreck. For more than 10 years, Schreck instructed Joppich during the latter’s training at the Federal Training Centre in Bonn. He has competed in four Olympic Games – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016. He finished sixth, fifth, eleventh, and twelfth respectively.
- "Peter Joppich Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012.