GUO Jessica Zi Jia


Personal Information

Residence Toronto, ON, CAN

Occupation Student

Languages English

License number 23062005000


Zone Championships-1-1
Toronto (CANADA), 2019-06-27
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. "It's really interesting and competitive, and I like being competitive."

Club / Team Huahua Fencing Club: Toronto, ON, CAN

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)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport she aspires to attend medical school and become an eye doctor. (olympic.ca, 01 Sep 2019; thestar.com, 05 Aug 2019; Instagram profile, 01 Jun 2019)


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