Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete, Student
Higher education Marketing - EDHEC Business School : Roubaix, FRA
|Orléans (FRANCE), 2016-11-18||Athènes (GREECE), 2017-02-17||Caracas (VENEZUELA), 2015-10-09|
|Yangzhou (CHINA), 2017-03-24||Tunis (TUNISIA), 2017-05-12|
|Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-01||Orléans (FRANCE), 2017-10-27|
|Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2019-03-22||Athènes (GREECE), 2018-03-16|
|Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-17|
|Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26|
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.
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)
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  Olympic Games frightens my rivals more. I have improved technically and tactically a lot." (larep.fr, 12 Jun 2017)
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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