Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Model
Languages Creole, English, French, Spanish
Higher education Law - Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University: France
License number 09031992000
|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 Josephine Jacques Andre Coquin 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 Herve Faget [national], FRA
Most influential person in career Her sister Josephine Jacques Andre Coquin. (Sport en France Facebook page, 13 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol French fencer Jean-Michel Lucenay. (dax.fr, 15 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Fencing is an individual sport, but you need to be part of a team to progress. If there is no collective, there is no result." (sportsmarketing.fr, 11 Feb 2021)
Famous relatives Her sister Josephine Jacques Andre Coquin has represented France in fencing. The pair competed together in team epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jun 2018; leparisien.fr, 04 Mar 2013)
Ambitions To win gold in both individual and team events at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (martinique.franceantilles.fr, 27 Jul 2021)
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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