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GKOUNTOURA Theodora

sabre
Rank18
Pts78.000
Age24
HandR

Personal Information

Languages English, Greek

License number 14031997002

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup--11
Athènes (GREECE), 2020-03-06
World Championship--11
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-17

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She took up fencing at age 12 in Athens, Greece, where she joined the AEK club. She also tried tennis and gymnastics at school.

Why this sport? She was persuaded to try the sport by Thanasis Delenikas, her future AEK and national team coach, who saw her potential when he gave a presentation on fencing to her school. "I can't say that I caught the fencing bug at a really young age, as fencing is a sport rooted in strategy and tactics, and that can be difficult for a child to grasp. What kept me going was the atmosphere and my coach, Thanasis, who always found ways for us to have a good time at training. Later on as I got to know the sport I became more and more intrigued, and then I really caught the fencing bug."

Club / Team Athletic Union of Constantinople [AEK]: Athens, GRE

Training Regime She trains at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece, with the national fencing team. Her training hours can vary from five to eight hours per day depending on how close she is to a competition.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Dora (enwsi.gr, 15 Mar 2018; bwincares.gr, 17 May 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (maxmag.gr, 30 Aug 2019)

Sporting philosophy / motto "You always need go that extra mile. Only then can you be competitive." (bwincares.gr, 17 May 2019)

Milestones She became the first Greek fencer to win a world championship medal when she claimed bronze in individual sabre at the 2019 edition in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2021; agonasport.com, 22 Jul 2019)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (bwincares.gr, 17 May 2019)

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