EBERT Leonie


Personal Information

Residence Würzburg, GER

Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete

Languages English, German

License number 04101999000


World Cup-112
Katowice (POLAND), 2019-01-11Tauberbischofsheim (GERMANY), 2018-04-27
Grand Prix--11
Anaheim, California (USA), 2018-03-17

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2000 at the TG Wurzburg club in Germany.

Why this sport? She was fascinated by the sport after watching a friend's training session. "It brings me a lot of fun and joy, and I learn, travel and experience a lot of new things."

Club / Team Future Fencing Werbach: Germany

Name of coach Giovanni Bortolaso [national], ITA

Training Regime She trains for four to six hours a day.

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Little Tiger (mainpost.de, 29 Apr 2015)

Hobbies Playing the piano. (mainpost.de, 14 Jun 2019; main-echo.de, 13 Jun 2019)

Most influential person in career Her sister Amelie and brother Constantin. (mainpost.de, 14 Jun 2019; main-echo.de, 13 Jun 2019)

Hero / Idol German fencer Anja Fichtel, Italian fencer Elisa di Francisca, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (dhg-sportklasse.de, 11 Jan 2017)

Awards and honours In 2015 and 2016 she was named Elite Student of the Year by the Elite School for Sports in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. (duale-karriere.de, 2016)

Famous relatives Her sister Amelie Ebert has represented Germany in synchronised swimming. She was part of the team that was ranked ninth in the free routine combination at the 2016 European Championships in London, England. Her brother Constantin Ebert has played basketball in the German Bundesliga. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jun 2017; basketball.realgm.com, 20 Jun 2017; dsv.de, 30 May 2017; amelie-ebert.de, 15 Nov 2013)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (dhg-sportklasse.de, 11 Jan 2017; sportschau.de, 14 Jun 2019; mainpost.de, 14 Jun 2019)

Other information SPORT SOLDIER
She joined the German army [Bundeswehr] as a sports soldier, to enable her to continue studying and competing. "It was clear that I would have to go to the Bundeswehr after school if I want to continue to practising fencing as a competitive sport. It's simply the only way [to survive financially] in Germany if you want to fence professionally." (mainpost.de, 14 Jun 2019; main-echo.de, 13 Jun 2019)


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