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NDOLO Alexandra

epee
Rank38
Pts48.000
Age35
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Cologne, GER

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English, German, Polish

Higher education Business, Psychology - Rheinische Fachhochschule: Cologne, GER

License number 13081986005

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-1-1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2017-05-05
Zone Championships-112
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-19
-1-1
Madrid (SPAIN), 2021-04-24
2125
Antalya (TURKEY), 2013-11-16Copenhague (DENMARK), 2011-10-29Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2013-01-13
Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2016-10-02Copenhague (DENMARK), 2013-10-26

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? After taking up modern pentathlon at age nine, she began focusing on fencing in 2007 in Bonn, Germany.

Why this sport? "I like the combination of tactics and precision, the thrill and the possibility of discovering my limits. Fighting with the epee comes closest to being in a real sword fight because it's not only attacking that is important."

Club / Team TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany

Name of coach Michel Colling [club], LUX; Dominik Csobo [national]

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Lexi (Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2020)

Hobbies Travel, music, art. (Facebook page, 10 Mar 2021)

Sporting philosophy / motto "The only time you should look back, is to see how far you've come.” (Facebook page, 23 Oct 2020)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 10 Mar 2021)

Other information HERITAGE
She was born to a Polish mother and Kenyan father. Her late father Donald moved to Poland to study a master's degree, and then moved to Germany to study a PhD, speaking six languages fluently. "My roots are partly foreign. They are a part of me but I feel German first and foremost. I was born in Germany. I like competing for the German team and the German national anthem gives me goose bumps. I serve Germany because I want to give something back." (Facebook page 21 Feb 2021; alexandra-ndolo.de, 30 Jan 2017; bundeswehr.de, 26 Aug 2011)

FOUNDING THE KENYAN FEDERATION
She co-founded the Kenya Fencing Federation, which was granted membership of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] in 2019. "Long before this biggest step so far [gaining FIE membership], and ever since, our team has been continually working on furthering the sport of fencing in Kenya." (Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2020; slow-journalism.com, 16 May 2020)

BODY POSITIVITY
She encouraged women to pursue careers in sport and not be put off by concerns they might not fit body image stereotypes. "Women are still too often being told that they are too strong, that being skinny is the only way to look beautiful. I've been a professional athlete for the past decade and my strength, both physical and mental, has so far allowed me to have a career that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. By being exactly as I am - tall, strong and not afraid to use these attributes - I hope to inspire other women to cherish their bodies." (Facebook page, 18 Dec 2020)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She has also studied international management at the Ansbach University of Applied Science in Germany. (Facebook page, 01 Jul 2018)

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