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BESBES Sarra

Rank8
Pts106.000
Age32
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages Arabic, English, French

License number 05021989000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1113
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2015-02-13Nanjing (CHINA), 2015-11-13Legnano (ITALY), 2017-02-10
World Championship--11
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-14
Zone Championships91212
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2009-08-06Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-14Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-12
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-09-25Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2008-04-26
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2011-07-21
Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2012-04-20
Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA), 2013-06-26
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2014-06-20
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2015-06-12
Alger (ALGERIA), 2016-04-15
Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-24
Grand Prix11-2
Doha (QATAR), 2016-12-09Budapest (HUNGARY), 2016-03-18
1--1
Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02
1--1
Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2017-10-08

Sport Specific Information

Club / Team Team Escrime Levavasseur: Saint-Maur, FRA

Name of coach Daniel Levavasseur [club], FRA

Handedness Left

General Interest

Injuries She had an injury prior to the 2019 Grand Prix in Cali, Colombia. She was still able to compete at the event. (tekiano.com, 06 May 2019)

Injury meant she missed the 2017 African Championships in Cairo, Egypt. (Facebook profile, 07 Jun 2017)

Milestones In 2015 she became the first Tunisian fencer to claim victory at a World Cup event when she triumphed in individual epee in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2015; africatopsports.com, 16 Feb 2015)

Famous relatives Her mother Hayet has served as an international fencing referee, and as the president of the Tunisian Women's Sports Association. Her siblings Azza, Hela, Rim, and Ahmed Aziz have all represented Tunisia in fencing. Her sister Azza competed at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jul 2018; fie.org, 01 Jun 2018; webmanagercenter.com, 19 Feb 2015; jeuneafrique.com, 30 Jul 2012)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 26 May 2019)

Other information EARLY CAREER
She switched from foil to epee in 2006 as she felt the latter suited her natural style. "I did 11 years in foil, then I decided to change to epee in 2006 because my character is better for epee. All three weapons have different characteristics. I liked foil at the beginning, but I found I was a little slow for foil." (FIE Fencing Channel YouTube channel, 11 Feb 2016)

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