Spotted in Thailand: Olympic Fencing Bronze Medalist Kothny…


It’s been a few years (2008 Beijing Games) since I’d seen 2-Time Olympic Bronze Medalist ’00  and 3-Time Olympian  Wiradech “Willi” Kothny.     He started his career fencing for Germany, winning a Bronze medal in the individual and team men’s saber competition events at the Sydney Olympics.  (His teammates: Dennis Bauer, Alex Weber and Ero Lehman.)  He also went on to compete for Thailand in the ’04 and ’08 Games and now makes his home here.
 
He mentioned an interest in maybe coaching in the USA in the near future and that he’s enjoying life and helping out with the Thai team when his schedule allows.   He’s got a website also: http://www.kothny.de/framesn.html