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BALZER Sara

sabre
Rank84
Pts18.000
Age24
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, French, Spanish

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

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-1-1
Yangzhou (CHINA), 2017-03-24
1--1
Napoli (ITALY), 2019-07-04

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began competing in fencing in 2010.

Club / Team Strasbourg Universite Club: France

Name of coach Jean Philippe Daurelle [national], FRA

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Alice (baku2015.com, 25 Jun 2015)

Injuries She sustained an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. She returned to competition in May 2018. (lequipe.fr, 11 May 2018)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 06 May 2018)

Other information INJURY BREAK
She was sidelined with an injury from July 2017 to May 2018, and utilised her time away from the sport by studying video of herself and other competitors. "I wanted to do video analysis since a long time. I talked to coaches about this, I proposed them this approach and they accepted. That was an intelligent way to optimise all this period. I watched many competitions and I was able to do detailed observations of what the best fencers are doing. I also watched my mistakes, and understood what I needed to change. I am on the right track." (lequipe.fr, 11 May 2018)

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