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ROSS Nicole

foil
Rank16
Pts86.00
Age30
HandR

Personal Information

Residence New York, NY, USA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, French

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-112
St-Maur (FRANCE), 2016-11-04Cancun (MEXICO), 2016-10-14
Zone Championships-235
Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17San Salvador (EL SALVADOR), 2009-07-02
Panama (PANAMA), 2016-06-23Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-15
La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-17
Grand Prix-1-1
Turin (ITALY), 2016-12-02

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age nine at the Fencers Club in New York, NY, United States of America.

Why this sport? As a child she was partly inspired by an adventure movie that featured fencing. "I was an active child and I loved the movie 'The Princess Bride'. My parents called up the Fencers Club and I took a class and it just stuck."

Club / Team Fencers Club: New York, NY, USA

Name of coach Simon Gershon [club]; Irene Gershon [club]; Buckie Leach [national]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement Competing in team events at major international competitions with US fencers Nzingha Prescod and Lee Kiefer. (teamusa.org, 30 Apr 2019)

Injuries She had a health scare before the 2011 World Championships in Catania, Italy, and spent three days in hospital. "I did a little bit of overexertion right before [a national team training] camp. I had some muscle breakdown and it was one of the scariest things." (nbcolympics.com, 13 Jun 2012)

She withdrew from the 2008 Atlanta North American Cup due to medical reasons. (gocolumbialions.com, 01 Aug 2010)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Trust yourself. Usually you're the one who has the answer." (elanalyn.com, 09 Mar 2016)

Ambitions To compete in team foil with Nzingha Prescod and Lee Kiefer at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (teamusa.org, 30 Apr 2019)

Other information COMMUNITY WORK
From 2014 to 2016 she worked as a programme coordinator for the charitable initiative 'Win4Youth'. The organisation aims to raise money for disadvantaged youth around the world through sport. "It is extremely gratifying to know that in some small way, I am having a direct and positive impact on the charities and the children that benefit from Win4Youth." (LinkedIn profile, 30 Sep 2016; adeccousa.com, 08 Apr 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She studied art history at Columbia University in New York, NY, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Sep 2016)

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