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STAEHLI Laura

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Rank120
Pts12.13
Age27
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Basel, SUI

Languages English, French, German

Higher education Biology, French Literature - University of Basel: Switzerland

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? Her mother was involved in fencing, and would take her along to practice from a young age.

Why this sport? "I love the sport because of the mix of different skills like speed, force, endurance and mental strength. In addition there is the battle with the opponent. You have to be ready to adapt."

Club / Team Fechtgesellschaft Basel: Switzerland

Name of coach Herve Faget [national]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hero / Idol French fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic. (bzbasel.ch, 19 Dec 2012)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Whoever fights can lose. Those who do not fight have already lost." [Bertolt Brecht] (baselistsport.ch, 01 Jan 2019)

Awards and honours In 2014 and 2018 she was named Athlete of the Year at the Basel Sports Awards in Switzerland. (bzbasel.ch, 22 Jan 2019; maxheinzer.ch, 28 Apr 2018)

Famous relatives Her sister Martina has represented Switzerland in fencing World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jun 2019; bzbasel.ch, 19 Dec 2012)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (baselistsport.ch, 01 Jan 2019)

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