Mona Shaito

Fencing

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Fencing Event: Women's Foil
Brithdate: 5/12/1994
Height / Weight: 5' 3" / 114 lbs.
Birthplace: McKinney, T.X.
Current Residence: Garland, T.X.
School: Brighter Horizons Academy
Club: Fencing Institute of Texas
Coach: Volodmyr Yefimov

Career Results:

2010 - Junior Olympics in Memphis, T.N., Junior and Cadet Women's Foil, 1st place

2010 - Junior World Cup in Lyon, France, 3rd place

2010 - North American Cup D in San Jose, C.A., Division 1 Women's Foil, 3rd place.

2009 - World Cup in Cabries, France, 2nd place

Personal:

How did you start fencing?
My mother saw it in college and wanted us to do it when we lived in Michigan but we had to be 12 years old at the time.  We were about 7 or 8 at the time we moved to Dallas and there we could start fencing at age 9.

Who has influenced your fencing career and how?
My family.  They support me thoughout everything which has been such a great help, especially my parents.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
All my siblings fence.  My 4 sisters and my brother all fence.

Special Interest / Hobbies: All sports, writing, reading, spending time with family, and traveling.