Zoe Clarke

Birth Date
July 11, 1997
Years Practicing
6
Charity
Ambassador for Fast and Female
Sport
Fencing

Notable Events

1st Place Provincial Fencing Champion (Juniors and Seniors)
3rd Place National Fencing Champion Cadet (under 16)
2nd Place National fencing Champion Junior (under 20)
C15 level Ranked Fencer in the United States
Gold and Silver medalist in fencing 2013 Canada Summer Games
Cadet, Junior and Senior National team member 2013-present
40th at the 2015 Junior World Championships (best Canadian result in my weapon

 

Early Memory

Travelling to my first international competition with my new (now lifelong) friends and having them calm my nerves by doing my hair to match their colourful hair wraps.

On Your Playlist

Salute by Little Mix, 7/11 by Beyoncé, Can't Stop by One Republic, and Elastic Heart by Sia ft. The Weeknd and Diplo

Current/Best Read

The Book Thief

Words To Live By

Mind over matter. Anything is possible if you believe in yourself. When faced with failure, press on and come back stronger.

Bio

I am Zoe Clarke. I was born in North Vancouver and have competed in many National and International competitions for Canada in women's Sabre fencing.

Fencing is a combat sport that requires high levels of athletic technique, speed, discipline, and mental strength.
I first started fencing when I was 12 – after reading a book with a fierce and confident female heroine that fenced. Her character inspired me to break out from my regular sports and try something new. I rapidly learned that in addition to being fierce and confident, a lot of hard work was required to succeed in this highly technical sport. This hard work included facing many physical and emotional challenges, including a suffering a concussion that inhibited my school and sport life. Like other high performance athletes, I overcame these challenges with the support of a huge team, including health professionals, nutritionists, sponsors, volunteers, coaches and my parents.


My proudest achievements are competing in the Canada Summer Games and medalling in both of my events for team B.C. and competing in the Junior World Championships in Uzbekistan in April 2015. Outside of training, I love hiking, swimming, travelling, eating, shopping and attending social events. 

I’ll be attending UBC in their Kinesiology program and hope to help other overcome their challenges through my experiences and skills.