BOUDIAF Saoussen


Personal Information

Residence Roubaix, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages French

Higher education Commerce - National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP]: Paris, FRA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing as a child in Roubaix, France.

Why this sport? "When I was younger I would spend my days in front of the television. My aunt was against this and asked me to find a physical activity to do. The fencing hall was just two minutes from home. In the beginning, fencing was a hobby, but I found there was only one thing I wanted to do, win."

Club / Team Cercle d'Escrime de Roubaix: France

Name of coach Jean-Philippe Daurelle [national], FRA

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Soussou (lavoixdunord.fr, 20 Apr 2013)

Most influential person in career Her grandmother. (escrime-ffe.fr, 08 Mar 2013)

Injuries In early 2015 she tore a muscle in her thigh. She was unable to compete for two months. (lemondedelescrime.wordpress.com, 25 Feb 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I know myself what I give. From the outside they think I am a little lazy, but without all the work I have put in I would never have been European [junior] champion." (lemonde.fr, 26 Jul 2013)


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