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Poise + Performance: Tania Lutea

Meet Romanian Sabre Fencer, Tania Lutea! Poised and aiming true for The Olympic Games, Paris 2024!


What excites you about training for Paris 2024?

What inspires you?

My two role models, who inspire me everyday to become a better athlete, are my mom, and my coach, Catalina. Former Olympian, Catalina is the most strong female I’ve ever seen. Together, as a pair, we form a bond never seen before. As for my mom, she is so hardworking, I push myself harder and harder everyday, all because of her. So there they are, my mom, and my fencing mom.

What's your specific athletic goal for this year?

My current goal this season is to attend the European Championships. This season was a though one for fencers all over the world, cause of Covid and the pandemic. If things end up alright, I will be attending the Europeans and hopefully scoring a medal!

What is the most significant challenge you are facing in reaching your goal?

The physical pressure is hard, but I think the mental pressure is even harder.

Any words of advice for young, aspiring athletes?

‘What if it doesn’t come true? Ah, but what if it does..’

Fit woman, Samantha Bowe doing a handstand outside