Family Husband Alex Martin
Languages English, French
Higher education Sociology - University of Ottawa: Canada
|San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-03||Panama (PANAMA), 2016-06-23|
|La Havane (CUBA), 2018-06-17||Toronto (CANADA), 2019-06-27|
|Copenhague (DENMARK), 2015-05-10||Zacatecas City (MEXICO), 2018-03-24|
|Copenhague (DENMARK), 2018-10-07|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 10 at a camp at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport? Her parents encouraged her to have a sport for each season of the year. She initially did karate but did not enjoy it and was looking for something else. She saw fencing on television and although she was not sure if she liked the sport at first, she stuck with it so she did not have to do karate.
Nicknames Smelleigh Lion (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol Canadian fencer Sherraine Schalm. (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She eats pasta the night before a competition, and has pizza and red wine once the tournament has finished. (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I have failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed." [Michael Jordan] (olympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours In 2009 and 2010 she was named Female Athlete of the Year at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 2016)
In 2009 and 2010 she was named Fencer of the Year in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (fencing.ca, 2012)
She is a member of the Ottawa Fencing Hall of Fame in Ontario, Canada. (ottawafencing.ca, 2012)
Famous relatives Her husband Alex Martin has worked as a fencing coach at the Empire United Fencing Club in Union City, NJ, United States of America. (stratfordfencingclub.ca, 07 May 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (goravens.ca, 17 Jul 2015)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018)
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