Aida Mohamed

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The native form of this personal name is Mohamed Aida. This article uses the Western name order.
Aida Mohamed
Aida Mohamed 2014 Saint-Maur WC quals t112636.jpg
Personal information
Born (1976-03-12) 12 March 1976 (age 39)
Budapest, Hungary
Weapon(s) Foil
Hand left-handed
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Club Törekvés SE
Head coach(es) Antal Solti
FIE Ranking current ranking

Aida Mohamed (born 12 March 1976 in Budapest) is a Hungarian foil fencer, silver medallist at the 1993 World Championships and team gold medallist at the 2007 European Championships. She has competed at five Olympic Games from 1996 to 2012.[1]

Career[edit]

Mohamed was born in Budapest from a Hungarian mother and a Syrian father. She was too shy in primary school to join the local fencing team, but her PE teacher persuaded her to give it a go. She then trained at the MTK sports club in Budapest with fencing master Antal Solti, who remained her personal coach as of 2013. She won in 1991 a bronze medal at the Cadet European Championships and the gold medal at the Junior World Championships. She retained her Junior title in 1992 and won it again in 1996.

At senior level she won her first major medal in 1992 with a silver medal at the 1992 European Championships, followed with another silver at the 1993 World Championships. She won the bronze medal at the foil 2006 World Fencing Championships after she lost 15–3 to Valentina Vezzali in the semi-finals.

Mohamed transferred to Törekvés SE in 2009 after 23 years at MTK, but continued training with Antal Solti.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She married in 2005 former Canadian Olympic pentathlete and épée fencer, Laurie Shong, whom she met at the 1999 Seoul World Cup. They have two daughters, Olívia, born in 2009, and Leila, born in 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aida Mohamed Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b Réka Klementisz (6 August 2014). "Mohamed Aida hazatért Újpestre". ÚjpestKártya. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation