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AKSAMIT Monica

sabre
Rank100
Pts14.00
Age29
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Marlboro Township, NJ, USA

Occupation Athlete, Coach, Model

Languages English, Polish, Russian, Spanish

Higher education Human Movement Studies - Penn State University: State College, PA, USA

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-1-1
La Havane (CUBA), 2009-06-11
Zone Championships--11
San Salvador (EL SALVADOR), 2009-07-02

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine at the Polish American Fencing School in Linden, NJ, United States of America.

Why this sport? Her mother worked at the local credit union and Janusz Mlynek, her first coach, was a customer. "They talked about fencing and that's how it all started. It was love at first sight, and my mother could not keep me away from it. I'm the first fencer in my family."

Club / Team Manhattan Fencing Center: New York, NY, USA

Name of coach Yury Gelman [club]

Training Regime She trains five days a week, usually twice a day, and does cardio gym work at least six days a week.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Mon (Facebook profile, 01 Jun 2017)

Hobbies Travelling, cooking, baking, reading, movies, music, yoga, running, photography. (Facebook page, 17 Jun 2017)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning a team bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (scottamyx.com, 11 Mar 2019)

Injuries Speaking in May 2018 she said she has had back problems since 2016. (Athlete YouTube channel, 31 May 2018)

She required surgery on her knee in 2012. (onwardstate.com, 09 Sep 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword because she carries her own." [R.H. Shin] (Facebook profile, 18 May 2017)

Awards and honours During her collegiate fencing career at Penn State University she received All American Honours on three occasions. (goupsports.com, 01 Jan 2013; Facebook page, 18 Mar 2019)

Ambitions To win individual and team medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (cutimes.com, 09 Sep 2016; Athlete YouTube channel, 31 May 2018)

Other information POLISH HERITAGE
She has Polish grandparents, and spent some time living with them in Poland as a child. She went to pre-school in Poland and is still fluent in Polish. (statecollege.com, 05 Aug 2016; physiclo.com, 13 Aug 2016; Athlete YouTube channel, 22 Oct 2017)

COACHING
She coaches fencing at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey. (njsportsheroes.com, 19 Jan 2019)

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