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NOC South Africa   
Born 09 Aug 1994 in Austin, TX, USA
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Political Science - Northwestern University: Evanston, IL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2003.
Why this sport? "I was in a leg cast for a broken tibia and had lots of TV time. I saw The Three Musketeers movie the day before I walked into a gym to take up a sport to rehabilitate my leg. At age nine, I chose fencing because my mother explained it was similar to being a musketeer."
Club / Team Tyshler Fencing School: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach Gennady Tyshler; Kornel Udvarhelyi
Handedness Left
General Interest
Hobbies Watching movies, philosophy, travel, going to coffee shops. (, 20 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol Diplomat Josef Korbel. (, 20 Oct 2015)
Injuries She broke the tibia in her left leg at age nine. (, 13 Nov 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She does a long stretching session while listening to music before she competes. (, 20 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You need to go into [an event] thinking you deserve it, no matter what. It took me a while to learn that. You need that confidence. It's not about being cocky, it's about being smart and assuming victory." (, 13 Nov 2015)
Other information DUAL CITIZENSHIP
She holds citizenship for both South Africa and the United States of America. (, 20 Oct 2015)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
African Championships
2016 8 Individual Epee Algiers, Algeria
2015 2 Team Epee Cairo, Egypt
2015 6 Individual Epee Cairo, Egypt
2014 2 Individual Epee Cairo, Egypt