Residence Cairo, EGY
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Languages Arabic, English
Higher education Media Studies - Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport: Egypt
License number 31011996002
|Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2022-06-16||Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-05||Le Caire (EGYPT), 2015-06-12|
|Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02|
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 11.
Why this sport? She played basketball when she was younger. She was invited to try fencing by a coach while she was waiting for a friend who was at a training session. "I was meant to wait for her until she was done, but the coach asked me to do a few fencing basics and he was impressed. The coach asked me to consider joining. I said, 'Okay' but I didn't give it another thought, I loved basketball and I had no intention of leaving it. On our next encounter, the coach asked for my parents' number. He called my dad and convinced him that I should try training and joining fencing because I had great potential. My dad encouraged me to join and try."
Name of coach Sayed Samy [national]; Khaled Buhdeima [national]
Most influential person in career Her father. (daralhilal.com.eg, 26 Mar 2015)
Injuries In September 2020 she underwent reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee. She returned to competition in early 2021. (Facebook profile, 26 Mar 2021)
Other information OCCUPATION
She works as a coach at Ignite Egypt, a fitness and performance training facility in Cairo, Egypt. She was offered the role after doing her rehabilitation there while recovering from a knee operation in 2020. "Ignite's co-founder Hussein Abdeldayem was supposed to help me practise strength and conditioning. He was fascinated with my strong background in fitness, weights, and movements, and he asked to speak with me. Abdeldayem offered me to join Ignite. The funny thing is, three years earlier Ignite's partner Khaled Azouz sent me a direct message on Instagram to move to Cairo [from Alexandria, Egypt] and join. I said no because I didn't want to leave my club or coaching job. I had to do my rehab in Cairo for a while so I accepted [the job] to see how it goes." (Ignite Egypt Instagram profile, 31 May 2023; cairogyms.com, 05 Dec 2021)
Compare two fencers head-to-head to see how they stack up against each other.