Personal Information

Family Husband Erwann Le Pechoux

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages Arabic, English, French

Higher education Sports Science - Paris-Est Creteil University: France

License number 28121988000


World Cup--22
Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2014-03-14
Gdansk (POLAND), 2015-01-16
World Championship--22
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-20
Zone Championships131317
Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-14Le Caire (EGYPT), 2015-06-12Le Caire (EGYPT), 2011-07-21
Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2008-04-27Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA), 2013-06-26
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2009-08-07Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-05
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-09-25
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2011-07-21
Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2012-04-20
Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA), 2013-06-25
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2014-06-22
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2015-06-14
Alger (ALGERIA), 2016-04-15
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-06-10
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-07
Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-26
Grand Prix--11
Shanghai (CHINA), 2015-05-15
Olympic Games--11
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-10
Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age five in Tunis, Tunisia.

Why this sport? She spent time in fencing halls with her mother who was involved in the sport, and would become her first coach.

Club / Team BLR 92: Bourg-la-Reine, FRA

Name of coach Oscar Garcia [national]

Handedness Left

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal in the individual foil event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook page, 10 Sep 2016)

Most influential person in career Coach Sergei Tikhonov. (asbr-escrime.fr, 23 May 2012)

Injuries She suffered a knee injury before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was still able to compete at the Games, but underwent surgery in September 2016 which took seven months to recover. She returned to competition in April 2017. (FIE Fencing Channel YouTube channel, 27 Nov 2017; Instagram profile, 19 Sep 2016; infosfoot.net, 25 Dec 2016; Facebook page, 30 Apr 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up." (Instagram profile, 03 Mar 2016)

Awards and honours She was named 2016 Female Athlete of the Year by Tunis Afrique Presse agency, and decorated by the Tunisian president, following her bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (espacemanager.com, 25 Dec 2016; Facebook page, 01 Oct 2016)

Milestones She became the first Tunisian fencer to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she won bronze in individual foil at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was also the first Tunisian fencer to finish on the podium at the world championships when she claimed bronze in individual epee at the 2014 edition in Moscow, Russian Federation. (citroen.tn, 17 Dec 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2018)

Famous relatives Her husband Erwan Le Pechoux has represented France in fencing, and won gold in team foil at the 2017 European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her mother Henda Zaouali competed in fencing for Tunisia at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (asbr-escrime.fr, 23 May 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2018)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (FIE Fencing Channel YouTube channel, 27 Nov 2017)

Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in sport expertise and high level performance at Paris Descartes University, France. (escrime-xxi.fie.org; 21 Aug 2016; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2017)


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