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Laura Flessel-Colovic

Full name: Laura Élodie Flessel-Colovic
Nickname(s): La Guêpe
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: November 6, 1971 in Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe
Affiliations: Levallois SC, Levallois-Perret (FRA) / Lagardère Paris Racing, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Laura Flessel-Colovic has become the top women’s épée fencer at the Olympic Games. This discipline is relatively new for women, first appearing on the Olympic Program in 1996. But since that time, Flessel-Colovic, known as “The Wasp,” has won five Olympic medals, including gold in both the individual and team events in 1996. She added an individual bronze in 2000, and an individual silver and team bronze in 2004. Born on the island of Guadeloupe, she began fencing at age seven. Seeking stronger competition, Laura Flessel emigrated to France in 1990, and in her first year of competition there, became French junior champion. In addition to her Olympic successes, Flessel-Colovic was individual épée World Champion in 1998 and 1999, and has been ranked first in the World Cup standings since the épée was first contested in 2001.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing Women's Épée, Individual France FRA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing Women's Épée, Team France FRA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing Women's Épée, Individual France FRA 3 Bronze
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing Women's Épée, Team France FRA 5
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing Women's Épée, Individual France FRA 2 Silver
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing Women's Épée, Team France FRA 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Fencing Women's Épée, Individual France FRA 7
2012 Summer 40 London Fencing Women's Épée, Individual France FRA 13

Women's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TD 1P 2P 3P S
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Barlois-Mevel-Leroux (FRA) 12 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Bout #2 1 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Szalay-Horváth (HUN) 10 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Bout #3 1 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Hormay (HUN) 12 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Round Three Bout #5 1 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Titova (UKR) 11 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #9 1 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Chiesa (ITA) 10 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Round One Bout #17 AC 1996-07-21 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) bye
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 2000-09-17 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Logunova (RUS) 6 15
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Bout #2 2 2000-09-17 Nagy (HUN) 15, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 14 14
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Bout #4 1 2000-09-17 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Zalaffi (ITA) 11 15
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round Three Bout #8 1 2000-09-17 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Rentmeister (AUT) 12 15
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #16 1 2000-09-17 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Savić-Šotra (SCG) 9 15
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round One Bout #32 AC 2000-09-17 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) bye
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 2004-08-15 Nagy (HUN) 15, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 10 10
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Bout #1 1 2004-08-15 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Mincza-Nébald (HUN) 14 15
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Bout #1 1 2004-08-15 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Khristou (GRE) 13 15
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Round Three Bout #1 1 2004-08-15 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Kiraly-Picot (FRA) 9 15
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #1 1 2004-08-15 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Gómez (CUB) 9 15
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Bout #2 2 2008-08-13 Li (CHN) 15, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 10 10
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #3 1 2008-08-13 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 13, Zhong (CHN) 11 13
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Fencing France FRA Round One Bout #4 1 2008-08-13 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Mills (ISR) 8 15
2012 Summer 40 London Fencing France FRA Final Standings 13 2012-07-30 14
2012 Summer 40 London Fencing France FRA Round Three Bout #4 2 2012-07-30 Gherman (ROU) 15, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 13 13 6 4 3
2012 Summer 40 London Fencing France FRA Round Two Bout #7 1 2012-07-30 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Hurley (USA) 12 15 7 6 2
2012 Summer 40 London Fencing France FRA Round One Bout #13 1 2012-07-30 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) bye

Women's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TTD ITD
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-24 45 25
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Uga (ITA) 8 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Chiesa (ITA) 2 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Zalaffi (ITA) 4 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1996-07-24 FRA 45, RUS 39 45 20
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 2 1996-07-24 Aznavuryan (RUS) 6, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 2 1996-07-24 Mazina (RUS) 5, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3 3
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 12, Garayeva (RUS) 10 12
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1996-07-24 FRA 45, CUB 35 45 15
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Palma (CUB) 3 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 2 1996-07-24 García (CUB) 6, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5 5
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1996-07-24 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Esteri (CUB) 1 5
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 2000-09-19 45 14
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3, Nass (GER) 0 3
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Duplitzer (GER) 2 5
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 6, Bokel (GER) 3 6
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Classification Round Classification Bout B 1 2000-09-19 FRA 45, CUB 39 45 18
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Classification Round Classification Bout B 1T 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Esteri (CUB) 5 5
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Classification Round Classification Bout B 1T 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5, Ortíz (CUB) 5 5
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Classification Round Classification Bout B 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 8, García (CUB) 5 8
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #4 2 2000-09-19 CHN 45, FRA 42 42 16
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #4 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 6, Li (CHN) 4 6
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #4 1 2000-09-19 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 7, Liang (CHN) 5 7
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout #4 2 2000-09-19 Yang (CHN) 5, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3 3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2004-08-20 45 22
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3, Leprohon (CAN) 0 3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 2 2004-08-20 Schalm-MacKay (CAN) 11, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 10 10
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Final Pool Team Bout 3/4 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 9, Kavelaars (CAN) 7 9
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 2 2004-08-20 GER 33, FRA 32 32 20
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3, Bokel (GER) 2 3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 2 2004-08-20 Heidemann (GER) 3, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 2 2
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout #1 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 15, Duplitzer (GER) 14 15
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #2 1 2004-08-20 FRA 45, CHN 33 45 16
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #2 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 3, Li (CHN) 2 3
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #2 1 2004-08-20 Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 8, Zhang (CHN) 7 8
2004 Summer 32 Athina Fencing France FRA Quarter-Finals Team Bout #2 2 2004-08-20 Shen (CHN) 6, Flessel-Colovic (FRA) 5 5