Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Fashion Design, Marketing - Montreal Fashion School [ESG UQAM]: Canada
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 11.
Why this sport? She had to pick a sport when she moved to Canada. Her mother suggested fencing because she had wanted to try it when she was younger but had never got the chance.
Name of coach Georges Karam [national]
Nicknames Mali, Linky, Malinky (fencing.ca, 17 Feb 2016; olympic.ca, 28 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team epee at the 2016 Pan American Championships in Panama City, Panama. (Be Spotful YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol French fencer Laura Flessel-Colovic. (Be Spotful YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2017)
Injuries She fell down some stairs and injured her foot ahead of her bout in individual epee at the 2016 Pan American Championships in Panama City, Panama. She went on to compete in the team event two days later and won gold. (Be Spotful YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She has a good luck charm on a bracelet she wears. (olympic.ca, 28 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Think gold, never settle for silver." (olympic.ca, 28 Jul 2015)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a bachelor's degree in language studies and translation at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 2018; fencing.ca, 17 Feb 2016; olympic.ca, 28 Jul 2015)
FRANCE TO CANADA
She was born in France but moved to Canada as a child because of the father's job. The move was initially meant to be a five-year stay but it later became permanent. (olympic.ca, 28 Jul 2015)
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