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MARTON Anna
NOC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Born 31 Mar 1995
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Budapest, HUN
Languages Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine at primary school. A coach noticed her potential and suggested she join a club.
Why this sport? "There was a fencing class in primary school, and sabre was all they offered, there was no other choice. I didn't even realise there were other disciplines, but I never changed."
Name of coach Gabor Gardos [national]
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol Fencing coaches Tibor Pezsa and Gabor Gardos. (hosszabbitas.hu, 16 Mar 2015; ESCRIME XXI, 08 Mar 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 26 Mar 2019)
Other information TALLER FENCER
She believes her taller height impacts her fencing in positive and negative ways. "Obviously it affects my speed, but I'm not slow. Being taller has its advantages, longer arms mean a longer attack and a longer lunge. But fighting against shorter opponents is one of the most difficult tasks, and I can lose my balance easily. We have worked a lot on this with coaches, but it can be difficult in the heat of a match." (msn.com, 12 Apr 2019)

MENTAL GAME
She took a few months away from fencing after being knocked out of the round of 16 at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2019 she revealed she had begun working with a sports psychologist. "After the [2016] Olympics, I took two months out to collect my thoughts. I didn't want to think about fencing, I just had to relax and release some pressure. I really needed it. When I felt that I was ready to work again, we sat down and set the goals first. I know there are expectations [to succeed in Tokyo 2020], pressure from outside. To learn how to handle this, I work with a sports psychologist. I've learned a lot so far." (msn.com, 12 Apr 2019)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
World Championships
2019 Final 5-6 Team Sabre Budapest, Hungary
2019 Quarterfinal Individual Sabre Budapest, Hungary
2018 Final 7-8 Team Sabre Wuxi, China
2015 3 Individual Sabre Moscow, Russia
2011 6 Team Sabre Catania, Italy
European Championships
2019 2 Team Sabre Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 3 Individual Sabre Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 7 Team Sabre Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 4 Team Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 2 Individual Sabre Torun, Poland
2013 6 Individual Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2013 8 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia