GUO Jessica Zi Jia


Personal Information

Residence Toronto, ON, CAN

Occupation Athlete, Student

Languages English

License number 23062005000


Zone Championships-112
Toronto (CANADA), 2019-06-27Asunción (PARAGUAY), 2022-06-05
Mexico City (MEXICO), 2019-09-29Barcelone (SPAIN), 2019-10-26

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at about age eight.

Why this sport? She followed her brother into the sport. "I think what really hooked me was because it's kind of a one-on-one person sport and it's a very competitive sport."

General Interest

Hobbies Playing the saxophone, going to the movies. (thestar.com, 17 Mar 2019)

Most influential person in career Her family. (thestar.com, 17 Mar 2019)

Hero / Idol US fencer Lee Kiefer. (thestar.com, 17 Mar 2019)

Awards and honours In July 2020 she was named Senior Athlete of the Year and Junior Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Fencing Federation [CFF]. (Ontario Fencing Association Facebook page, 04 Jul 2020; Huahua Fencing Facebook page, 03 Jul 2020)

Famous relatives Her sister Zi Shan Guo has represented Canada in fencing. She won individual bronze and team silver at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Havana, Cuba. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Feb 2021; fencing.ca, 12 Apr 2019; thestar.com, 17 Mar 2019)


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