Athlete Profile: Claire Bennett


The pro interview for July 2011 is Claire Bennett, GB fencer. Here are her profile questions / answers

Claire Bennett, GB fencer

Favourite training session: Fencing lesson and footwork

Least favourite training session: Sprints

Sporting ambitions To compete and succeed at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Favourite guilty pleasure A slice of cake and a cup of tea.

Favourite piece of sporting kit… my foil (weapon of choice). It’s set exactly to how I like it.

Favourite music: All sorts. I love music.

If I wasn’t a Professional athlete I would be… a rock star. Not really, but it sounds cool.

Biggest fear: Losing loved ones.

My Idol / hero / role model is… my dad.

Favourite / best piece of advice you have been given: From my first coach: “You have nothing to fear from the best swordsman in France, but everything to fear from the third
best.”

When I retire from being an athlete I will…be fulfilled. Hopefully!

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