Tiffany Géroudet

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Tiffany Géroudet
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Personal information
Born (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 33)
Sion, Valais, Switzerland
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb; 9.9 st)
Sport
CountryFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Sport Fencing
Weapon épée
Handleft-handed
ClubSociété d'escrime de Sion
FIE  ranking current ranking

Tiffany Géroudet (born 3 September 1986 in Sion, Valais) is a Swiss épée fencer, European champion in 2011. She is currently 9th in FIE rankings.

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Biography

Géroudet was born in Sion, Switzerland, in a family of three children. [1] She practiced ski, swimming, and mountain hiking with her siblings before taking on fencing with her brother. [1]

She won her first major medal with a gold at the 2006 Junior World Championships in Taebaek City. On the same year, she won her first national championship, which she went on winning seven times in a row. She was a member of the Switzerland women's épée team that earned a bronze medal in the 2009 European Championships in Plovdiv.

In 2011, she won the European Championships in Sheffield, beating along the way favourites Laura Flessel, Nathalie Moellhausen, and Britta Heidemann. She became the first and as to 2013 only Swiss female European fencing champion. [2] She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but was beaten in the table of 16 by Sun Yujie, who later took the bronze medal.

In the 2013–14 season she won her first World Cup gold medal in Doha. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Anne-Marie Cuttat (6 June 2012). "La pression, elle connaît ça". Coopération (in French).
  2. SDA (17 July 2011). "De l'or à l'épée pour Tiffany Géroudet, la combative Valaisanne". Le Temps (in French)..
  3. "Géroudet feiert ersten Weltcup-Sieg". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 18 January 2014.