Sarra Besbes

Sarra Besbes
Sarra Besbes 2015 WCh EMS-IN t204328.jpg
Besbes at the 2015 World Fencing Championships
Personal information
Country represented Tunisia
Born(1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 28)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
ClubVGA Saint-Maur
Head coach(es)Daniel Levavasseur
FIE Rankingcurrent ranking


Sarra Besbes (Arabic: سارة بسباس‎‎; delivered 5 Feb 1989) can be a Tunisian épée fencer, seven-time yellow metal medallist on the African Fencing Championships. She symbolized Tunisia on the 2012 Summertime Olympics in London, putting eighth, with the 2016 Summertime Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, putting fifth.

Personal life

Besbes was created in a sports activities family members: her dad Ali is a past basketball participant, who became a physical education instructor; her mom Hayet Ben Ghazi is usually a former foil champ, who became a global referee. Her parents resolved in Abu Dhabi before she was created. They had almost all their kids–daughters Sarra, Azza, Héla and Rym, and child Ahmed Aziz–consider up fencing. Azza and Héla are sabre fencers, while Ahmed Aziz can be an epeist. Sarra herself fenced foil before 2006–07 time of year before switching to épée.


In the 2011 World Championships in Catania, Besbes noticed she'd battle an Israeli athlete through the qualifications stage. She asked the Tunisian Fencing Federation for guidelines; the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities purchased her to drop the bout within the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions advertising campaign. Rather than refusing the combat, which could have led to sanctions, Besbes continued to be completely unaggressive during her bout against Noam Mills, enabling the last mentioned to hit without providing any level of resistance. This 5–0 beat affected her seeding: in her initial direct eradication bout she fulfilled eventual yellow metal medallist China's Li Na of China and was generally get over. Besbes commented soon after: “I do my responsibility.”She qualified to the average person event from the 2012 Summertime Olympics as the top-ranked female épée fencer for Africa. She defeated China's Xiaojuan Luo in the circular of 32 and Korea Choi In-jeong in the circular of 16, but was defeated in the quarter-finals by eventual sterling silver medallist Britta Heidemann.Through the 2014–15 time of year Besbes was chosen with the Tunisian Olympic Committee to participate a particular preparation program for Rio 2016. She climbed her initial World Glass podium using a yellow metal medal in Buenos Aires.Besbes again qualified to the average person event from the 2016 Summertime Olympics, and reached the quarterfinal. She was eventually ranked 5th.