Occupation Athlete, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist
Higher education Physiotherapy - National School Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation [ENKRE]: France
|La Havane (CUBA), 2019-01-11|
|Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age eight.
Why this sport? Her brother joined a fencing club, so her mother asked if she wanted to try the sport too. Initially she said no, but the next year she tried it and enjoyed herself.
Club / Team Saint Gratien CE: France
Name of coach Sebastien Barrois [national], FRA
Training Regime She trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
Nicknames Blondiii (dax.fr, 15 Jul 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2013 European Junior Championship in Budapest, Hungary. (lyon.fr, 14 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career Coach Remy Delhomme. (dax.fr, 15 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol Her mother. (dax.fr, 15 Jul 2013)
Injuries She underwent a minor operation on her left wrist in August 2017. (actu.fr, 02 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I take events as they come without putting pressure on myself." (20minutes.fr, 19 Jun 2013)
Awards and honours In September 2013 she won the Rhone D'Or in France. The award was presented in recognition of her athletic achievements during the year. (cercle-bellecombe-lyon.fr, 08 Sep 2013)
Famous relatives Her two brothers Axel and Robin have both competed in fencing, representing the Lyon Epee Metropole club in France. Their father Eric Mallo has served as vice president of the club. (lesportdauphinois.com, 12 Dec 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 06 Jun 2019)
Other information LEARNING FROM RIO
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she was eliminated in her first individual bout by 2008 Olympic medallist Ana Maria Popescu of Romania. She was then part of the French women's epee team that were knocked out of the quarterfinals by the Russian team. "I cried a lot. But it was a great experience, even if in the end we did not get the medal we hoped for. We were a young team, and we came close. Now our objective is Tokyo in 2020, where we will make the most of the errors we made in Rio." (codesport.fr, 04 Apr 2017)
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