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BESBES Sarra
NOC Tunisia   
GenderWomen
Born 05 Feb 1989 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Height1.75 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete
Languages Arabic, French
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Escrime Saint-Maur: France
Name of coach Daniel Levavasseur [club], FRA
Handedness Left
General Interest
Injuries In June 2017 she was injured and missed the 2017 African Championships in Cairo, Egypt. (Facebook profile, 07 Jun 2017)
Famous relatives Her mother Hayet was a figurehead for female fencers in Tunisia. Her father Ali played basketball at an elite level. Her siblings Azza, Hela, Rim and Ahmed Aziz have all competed in fencing at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2015; webmanagercenter.com, 19 Feb 2015)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
In 2015 she became the first Tunisian fencer, male or female, to claim victory at a World Cup event when she triumphed in the individual epee in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2015; africatopsports.com, 16 Feb 2015)

COACHING
She coaches fencers at Escrime Saint-Maur, the club she has trained at since 2008. In 2017 she was preparing her fencing master [maitre d'armes] certification. "Coaching is part of the formation to become a master of arms, and I am happy to do it here at my club where I train adults and children three times a week." (leparisien.fr, 04 Mar 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 Quarterfinal Individual Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Quarterfinal Individual Epee London, England
World Championships
2015 3 Individual Epee Moscow, Russia
African Championships
2017 1 Team Epee Alexandria, Egypt
2016 1 Individual Epee Algiers, Algeria
2015 1 Individual Epee Cairo, Egypt
2015 1 Team Epee Cairo, Egypt
2015 1 Team Foil Cairo, Egypt
2014 1 Individual Epee Cairo, Egypt
2011 1 Individual Epee Cairo, Egypt
2010 1 Individual Epee Tunis, Tunisia
2010 1 Team Epee Tunis, Tunisia
2010 2 Team Foil Tunis, Tunisia
2009 1 Individual Epee Dakar, Senegal
2009 1 Team Foil Dakar, Senegal
2009 1 Team Epee Dakar, Senegal
2008 1 Team Epee Casablanca, Morocco
2008 3 Individual Epee Casablanca, Morocco