Laura Flessel-Colovic (born 6 November 1971 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe) is the French Minister of Sports and a French épée fencer. She has won the most medals of any French female Olympian, with five. Before 2007, she was a member of the Levallois Sporting Club Escrime, and now works with Lagardère Paris Racing. She is married and has one daughter.
|Minister of Sports|
17 May 2017
|Prime Minister||Édouard Philippe|
|Preceded by||Patrick Kanner|
6 November 1971 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Personal coach(es)||Daniel Levavasseur|
She was appointed Minister of Sports in the Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.
- 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
Laura Flessel was banned for three months in 2002 after failing a doping test. She tested positive for the banned substance coramine glucose, blaming the French team doctors for giving her a drug that is available over the counter in France.
- "Olympics Statistics: Laura Flessel-Colovic". databaseolympics.com.
- "Laura Flessel-Colovic". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- "Lagardère – Communiqués de presse". Lagardere.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Fencer Flessel to be France's Olympic flag-bearer". NDTV. Agence France-Presse. 15 May 2012.
- "Laura Flessel, suspendue et révoltée – Libération". Liberation.fr. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
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