Family Partner Mohamed Ayoub Ferjani, twins Fedy and Samy (2022)
Residence Paris, FRA
Languages Arabic, English, French
License number 05021989000
|Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2015-02-13||Nanjing (CHINA), 2015-11-13||Legnano (ITALY), 2017-02-10|
|Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-07-14|
|Dakar (SENEGAL), 2009-08-06||Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-14||Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-12|
|Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-09-25||Casablanca (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|
|Doha (QATAR), 2016-12-09||Budapest (HUNGARY), 2016-03-18|
|Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02|
|Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2017-10-08|
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age nine in Tunis, Tunisia.
Why this sport? She grew up in an active family. "My mother was a fencer, my father was a physical education teacher and basketball coach. I have four sisters and a brother, so to not leave us at home, my mother took us with her to training and little by little the coaches started to teach us."
Club / Team VGA Escrime Saint-Maur: France
Name of coach Georges Karam
Training Regime She has a fencing training session in the morning and a physical training session in the afternoon.
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2015 World Cup event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (VGA Escrime Saint-Maur YouTube channel, 23 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (VGA Escrime Saint-Maur YouTube channel, 20 Jul 2021)
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)
Famous relatives Her mother Hayet has served as an international fencing referee, and as president of the Tunisian Women's Sports Association. Her sister Azza represented Tunisia in individual sabre at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, while her other sisters Hela and Rim, and her brother Ahmed Aziz have also competed for Tunisia in fencing. Her partner Mohamed Ayoub Ferjani represented Tunisia in individual foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2021 Grand Prix event in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Apr 2022; Instagram profile, 16 Jan 2022; fie.org, 01 Jun 2018; webmanagercenter.com, 19 Feb 2015; jeuneafrique.com, 30 Jul 2012)
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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