Valentin Rota

Name: Valentin Rota

Born on: 14 January 1991

Place of birth/residence: CH-2502 Biel/Bienne

Weight: 67 kg

Height: 1.67 m

Competing since: 2011

Best Swiss performances: in 2014, Swiss elite men’s champion 66 kg in Uster/Zurich 5 times Swiss Champion (3 x Cadet, 2x Junior)

Best international performances: in 2014, silver medal at the World Cup San Salvador; in 2013, gold medal at the British Open and the Senior European Cup in Sarajevo, bronze medal in the European Cup in Sindelfingen and the European Championships U23 in Samokov (Bulgaria); in 2012, vice champion at the Junior European Championships

Coach: Leo Held

Sponsors: Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA, l'Aide Sportive Suisse et l'Association Amis de Cookie

Favorite fighters: Sergei Aschwanden et Georges Saint-Pierre

Slogan: "Success is a choice"