Laura Flessel-Colovic

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Laura Flessel-Colovic
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Personal information
Born (1971-11-06) 6 November 1971 (age 43)
Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe
Sport
Sport Fencing

Laura Flessel-Colovic (born 6 November 1971 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is a French épée fencer. She is currently number one on the all-time list of French female Olympic medal winners, with five. Before 2007, she was a member of the Levallois Sporting Club Escrime. Nowadays she works with the Lagardère Paris Racing.[3] She is married and has one daughter.

She was France's flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London. It was her fifth and last Olympics.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • Summer Olympics
    • Gold Medal in individual épée in 1996
    • Gold Medal in team épée in 1996
    • Silver Medal in individual épée in 2004
    • Bronze Medal in individual épée in 2000
    • Bronze Medal in team épée in 2004
  • World Championships
    • Gold Medal in individual épée in 1998
    • Gold Medal in team épée in 1998
    • Gold Medal in individual épée in 1999
    • Gold Medal in team épée in 2005
    • Gold Medal in team épée in 2008
    • Silver Medal in team épée in 1995
    • Silver Medal in individual épée in 2001
    • Silver Medal in team épée in 2006
    • Bronze Medal in individual épée in 1995
    • Bronze Medal in team épée in 1997
    • Bronze Medal in individual épée in 2005
    • Bronze Medal in individual épée in 2006
  • World Cup Fencing
    • World Cup winner individual épée in 2002 and 2003
    • World Cup runner-up individual épée in 1997

Controversy[edit]

She was banned for three months in 2002 after failing a doping test. She tested positive for the banned substance coramine glucose. She blamed the French team doctors for giving her a drug that is available over the counter in France.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Laura Flessel-Colovic". databaseolympics.com. 
  2. ^ "Laura Flessel-Colovic Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. 
  3. ^ "Lagardère - Communiqués de presse". Lagardere.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fencer Flessel to be France's Olympic flag-bearer". NDTV. Agence France-Presse. 15 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Laura Flessel, suspendue et révoltée - Libération". Liberation.fr. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Tony Estanguet
Flagbearer for  France
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent