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BLOW Iman

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Rank57
Pts28.00
Age21
HandR

Personal Information

Residence New York, NY, USA

Languages English

Higher education Biology, Science - Columbia University: New York, NY, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine in New York, NY, United States of America.

Why this sport? Her parents introduced her and her twin brother to fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation in New York, NY, United States of America. "We started the program together. Peter Westbrook said that we had potential. My brother quit after a month, my dad told me that I had to keep going. It's that programme that led me to Columbia [university]."

Club / Team Peter Westbrook Foundation: New York, NY, USA

Name of coach Buckie Leach [national]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Knitting, arts and crafts. (usafencing.org, 10 Apr 2017)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I aspire to inspire and be great." (Instagram profile, 09 Jul 2018)

Awards and honours During her collegiate career at Columbia University in the United States of America, she was named First Team All-American in 2018 after winning the women's foil NCAA title. She also received First Team All-American Honours in 2019 during her senior year at the university. (gocolumbialions.com, 24 Mar 2019)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 28 Sep 2018)

Other information MEDICAL SCHOOL
In 2019 she graduated with a degree in biology from Columbia University. She plans to attend medical school but has put her studies on hold to concentrate on gaining a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (amsterdamnews.com, 19 Apr 2019; news.columbia.edu, 21 May 2019; Instagram profile, 05 Jun 2019)

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