GORAM Melissa


Personal Information

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete

Languages Creole, French, Spanish

Higher education Commerce - National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP]: Paris, FRA

World Cup--11
Barcelone (SPAIN), 2017-01-20

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in Guadeloupe.

Why this sport? Her parents signed her up for the sport. "Parents are demanding. You don't do fencing just to have fun. You know why you do it."

Club / Team Beauvais ACA: France

Name of coach Emmanuel Mortecrette [club], FRA; Sebastien Barrois [national]

Training Regime She trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hero / Idol French fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 04 Jun 2017)

Injuries In July 2017 she required surgery after sustaining a ligament injury to her right knee. She was back training again after six months, and made her return to the World Cup circuit in November 2018. (Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2018; leparisien.fr, 11 Jun 2018)

In March 2013 she injured her left wrist and required surgery. (guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr, 12 Sep 2013)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up." (Facebook profile, 16 May 2018)

Famous relatives Her brother Kryss Lambert has competed in fencing at an elite level. He won a team bronze medal at the 2018 World Military Championships. (Le Parisien, 16 Dec 2018; france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 04 Jun 2017)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 04 Jun 2017)

Other information MILITARY FAMILY
She is a soldier in the reserve forces of the French army. "My brother [Kryss] is also in the military. He has competed in fencing at an elite level, but always wanted to be in the military first." (National Defense Sports YouTube channel, 14 Dec 2018)


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