Residence London, ENG
Occupation Information Technology
Languages Arabic, English, French
Higher education Information Technology - National Institute of Applied Science and Technology [INSAT]: Tunis, TUN
License number 13081986003
|Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-12||Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-09-25||Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA), 2013-06-26|
|Le Caire (EGYPT), 2014-06-20||Le Caire (EGYPT), 2011-07-21||Le Caire (EGYPT), 2015-06-12|
|Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-06-08||Alger (ALGERIA), 2016-04-15|
|Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-24|
|Bucarest (ROMANIA), 2019-09-21||Zagreb (CROATIA), 2019-10-19|
|Barcelone (SPAIN), 2019-10-26|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at school at age 10 in Tunisia.
Why this sport? He was inspired to join a fencing club after watching fictional swordsmen Zorro and The Three Musketeers on television. "The atmosphere was very competitive, which helped me to improve quickly. I was lucky to have an amazing Russian coach when I was young."
Club / Team ZFW Fencing Club [ENG] / BLR 92 [FRA]:
Name of coach Ziemek Wojciechowski [club], POL
Nicknames Med (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The fencing community is cultured and educated. We share not only the passion of the sport, we also learn from each other. We are like a small family." (zfw-fencing.co.uk, 13 Jul 2021)
Famous relatives His sister Sondes and his twin brother Hichem have represented Tunisia in fencing. Hichem competed in individual sabre at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and claimed team sabre silver at the 2019 African Championships in Bamako, Mali, and the 2019 African Games in Sale, Morocco. Sondes was ranked 69th in individual foil at the 2002 World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Apr 2022; lapresse.ca, 02 Dec 2014)
Other information BALANCING SPORT AND WORK
Alongside fencing he works as a software engineer. In 2021, he temporarily stepped away from the role to train for the postponed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "Balancing between my professional life as a software engineer and my sport life has been my main challenge." (zfw-fencing.co.uk, 13 Jul 2021; Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2021)
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