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LAVINIA SURDU

NATIONAL TEAM - WOMEN'S FOIL



PERSONAL

Birthdate:October 20, 1973
Born:Brasov, Romania
Hometown:Saskatoon, Sask.
Residence:Saskatoon, Sask.
Height:170 cm
Weight:61 kg
Languages:English, Romanian, Hungarian
OccupationUniv. of Saskatchewan Student
Coach:Claude SEGUIN
Club:Univ. of Saskatchewan Fencing Club


BACKGROUND

Lavinia was granted Canadian Citizenship on March 8, 1995. She enjoys playing guitar in her spare time, and also plays handball. She was on her High School Handball team when she was living in Romania. Lavinia has been fencing for 8 years. Lavinia is currently the 4th ranked women's foilist in Canada, and was selected to represent Canada in Women's Foil at the 1995 World Fencing Championships in The Hague, Holland in July, 1995, as well as at the Continental Olympic Qualifier in Venezuela in November 1995.

COMPETITIVE HIGHLIGHTS

DATEEVENTLOCATIONRESULT
1996 North American Cup CircuitRochester, IL, USA8th
1996National ChampionshipsOttawa, CAN3rd, 2nd (Team)
1995 Continental Olympic QualifierPuerto La Cruz, Venezuela 3rd (Team)
1995 National ChampionshipsSaskatoon, SK, CAN2nd
1995 Western Canadian ChampionshipsEdmonton, AB, CAN3rd
1995 Junior National ChampionshipsChibougamau, QC, CAN2nd
1995Edmonton Open (Canadian Elite Circuit)Edmonton, AB, CAN3rd
1995 Saskatchewan Provincials Saskatoon, SK, CAN 2nd, 3rd (Team)
1993-95 Saskatchewan Junior ProvincialsPrince Albert, SK, CAN1st
1995 Robert Desjarlais (Canadian Elite Circuit) Montreal, QC, CAN 3rd
1994 Saskatchewan ProvincialsPrince Albert, SK, CAN1st
1994 Terre des HommesMontreal, Quebec8th
1994 North American Cup CircuitSan Francisco, CA, USA22nd
1993 Saskatchewan ProvincialsSaskatoon, SK, CAN1st
1993 Western Junior Canadian ChampionshipsCalgary, AB, CAN1st


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