Family Partner Brian Kaneshige
Residence Maplewood, NJ, USA
Occupation Analyst, Athlete
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Psychology - Columbia University: New York, NY, USA
License number 18071994001
|Saint-Maur (FRANCE), 2021-12-10|
|Asunción (PARAGUAY), 2022-06-05|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age eight.
Why this sport? She was originally involved in dancing before following her older cousin into fencing, as it was a sport that suited her physical attributes. "My parents struggled to find a sport that my awkwardly lanky self could do well in."
Club / Team New Jersey Fencing Alliance [NJFA]: Maplewood, NJ, USA
Training Regime She trains at the New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood, NJ, United States of America.
Nicknames Jackie (Instagram profile, 30 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (hercampus.com, 08 Dec 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She wears pearl earrings when she competes. (hercampus.com, 08 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours During her collegiate career at Columbia University she received First Team All-American Honours on three occasions. In 2016 she received the university's William V. Campbell Female Athlete of the Year award and the Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Female Senior Athlete award. (gocolumbialions.com, 10 Jul 2016; LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2018)
Famous relatives Her partner Brian Kaneshige has represented the United States of America in fencing at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Mar 2021; Brian Kaneshige Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2019; fie.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 30 Mar 2022)
Other information POST PARIS RETIREMENT PLANS
In March 2022 while speaking about the relocation of her club, New Jersey Fencing Alliance [NJFA], where her partner Brian Kaneshige is a coach, to a new training facility, she indicated that she plans to retire from fencing after the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. "[I'm] beyond excited for Brian and I to lay down roots at NJFA's new location in Maplewood, NJ, and help it grow from the ground up. After a chaotic last couple of years, things have finally come full circle and I can think of no better place for me to end my fencing career after Paris 2024, and for Brian to jumpstart his coaching career." (Instagram profile, 30 Mar 2022)
She works as a senior account strategist for a digital media company. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2021)
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