Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Model
Languages Creole, English, French, Spanish
Higher education Law - University Sorbonne Paris I: France
|Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2014-05-16||Barcelone (SPAIN), 2016-01-22||Doha (QATAR), 2013-01-19|
|Legnano (ITALY), 2017-02-10||Barcelone (SPAIN), 2013-03-08|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age six.
Why this sport? She followed her older sister into the sport, despite not enjoying it to begin with. "I learned to appreciate the fact I would get tired in training."
Club / Team AS Bondy: France
Name of coach Jacky Fallut [national], FRA; Sebastien Barrois [national], FRA
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in both individual and team epee at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. (outremersbeyou.com, 03 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol French fencer Jean-Michel Lucenay. (dax.fr, 15 Jul 2013)
Famous relatives Her sister Josephine Jacques Andre Coquin has also represented France in fencing. They competed together in the team epee event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jun 2018; leparisien.fr, 04 Mar 2013)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 15 May 2017)
Other information POST-RIO BREAK
She took six months away from the sport after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, following the disappointment of losing the individual epee bronze medal bout. "Although my fourth place in Rio was not a bad thing, as nobody expected me to do so well, thinking about it still makes me sad. I couldn't start fencing again because I felt a sort of blockage due in part to that day in Rio. It was necessary to take a break to re-evaluate, heal a few little niggles, and rediscover my desire." (leparisien.fr, 26 Dec 2016)
Her father is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and her mother is from Martinique. (leparisien.fr, 04 Mar 2013)
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