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MACKINNON Leonora

epee
Rank64
Pts27.25
Age25
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Newbury, ENG

Occupation Athlete

Languages English

Higher education Physical Education, Sport Studies - St. Mary's University: London, ENG

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Zone Championships--11
Santiago (CHILE), 2015-04-17
3-25
Split (CROATIA), 2016-05-14Genève (SWITZERLAND), 2016-10-02
Split (CROATIA), 2017-05-20Belgrade (SERBIA), 2016-10-15
Belgrade (SERBIA), 2017-09-23

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age eight as an extra curricular activity at school in England.

Why this sport? She followed her two older sisters into the sport.

Club / Team Cutting Edge Fencing [CAN] / Escrime Sans Frontiers [CAN]:

Name of coach David Howes [Cutting Edge Fencing], CAN; Daniel Levavasseur [Escrime Sans Frontiers], FRA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Leo (Facebook profile, 16 Jun 2018)

Hobbies Skiing, cycling, swimming, listening to music, watching films with friends. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2016)

Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2016)

Injuries She injured her ankle in 2014. (fencing.ca, 19 Apr 2015)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She likes to mentally prepare for a competition by listening to music and visualising herself fencing. (thewhig.com, 06 Jul 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get back up." (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2016)

Awards and honours In 2017 she received the Senior Ladies Award at the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards in England. The honour was in recognition of her achievements in 2016. (basingstokegazette.co.uk, 13 Mar 2017)

Famous relatives Her great-grandfather Minotti Bohn represented Norway in football. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2016)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (basingstokegazette.co.uk, 13 Mar 2017)

Other information FROM THE UK TO CANADA
Born and raised in England, she is eligible to compete for Canada because her mother was born in Toronto, Ontario. She fenced for Great Britain at junior level but began representing Canada in 2014. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2016; toronto2015.org, 21 Jul 2015; thewhig.com, 06 Jul 2015)

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