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BRUNET Manon

sabre
Rank10
Pts122.00
Age23
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Paris, FRA

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete, Student

Languages French

Higher education Marketing - EDHEC Business School : Roubaix, FRA

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup4149
Orléans (FRANCE), 2016-11-18Athènes (GREECE), 2017-02-17Caracas (VENEZUELA), 2015-10-09
Yangzhou (CHINA), 2017-03-24Tunis (TUNISIA), 2017-05-12
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-01Orléans (FRANCE), 2017-10-27
Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2019-03-22Athènes (GREECE), 2018-03-16
Grand Prix--11
Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She first tried fencing at age seven in Lyon, France. Her potential was soon noticed by the national training hub [Pole Espoir] in Orleans, France, which led to her joining the Cercle d'Escrime Orleanais club and eventually the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.

Why this sport? "I was doing taekwondo and dancing but I didn't enjoy them. A friend of mine then suggested I try fencing. Fencing, for me, is a complete sport that requires a variety of skills, reflexes, self-control and respect. I do this sport so much that it almost feels like my sabre is part of my body."

Club / Team Cercle d'Escrime Orleanais: France

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

Training Regime She trains at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Brunette (piao.fr, 26 Nov 2016)

Hobbies Spending time with family and friends. (piao.fr, 26 Nov 2016)

Most influential person in career Her parents. (pianetascherma.com, 24 Jul 2016)

Hero / Idol Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (piao.fr, 26 Nov 2016)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 24 Mar 2019)

Other information SUPPORTING SPORT AND STUDY
In 2018/19 she was in her third year of a marketing degree. "I enjoy studying. I cannot count on fencing to make a living, regardless of whether I am successful or not. Studying costs money, and it's also expensive to live in Paris, so it is not easy. But, I must think of my future now. I also benefit from a five-year contract with the gendarmerie, and I get some financial help from my club in Orleans. In reality, I am quite lucky, not everyone has the same opportunities I have." (humanite.fr, 18 Nov 2018)

POST-RIO PROGRESSION
Speaking in mid-2017, she said she had grown in maturity since competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "When I get touched now, I don't react like before. I manage my emotions better. I feel like what I do on the strip since the [2016] Olympic Games frightens my rivals more. I have improved technically and tactically a lot." (larep.fr, 12 Jun 2017)

OCCUPATION
After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she joined France's National Gendarmerie through the 'Army of Champions' initiative for elite athletes. (lessor.org, 24 Dec 2018; Instagram profile, 25 Jun 2018; larep.fr, 12 Jun 2017; Centre National des sports de la Defense YouTube channel, 04 May 2017)

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