LABICHE Lissa < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Seychelles   
Gender Women
Born 18 Feb 1993 in Victoria, SEY
Height1.72 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Daughter Lerysa
Residence Victoria, SEY
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at age 14 at Mont Fleuri Secondary School in Seychelles.
Why this sport? "I also tried out other sports, including basketball, but I did not see myself going far in team sport, so I decided to go for athletics. I started at school and it was my physical education teacher Joseph Adam who encouraged me to do it. That was when I noticed I have the ability to perform."
Name of coach Carlos Sanchez Vizcaino [personal], CUB
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Claiming a silver medal in high jump at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (seychellesnewsagency.com, 07 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career Her family. (nation.sc, 03 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic. (nation.sc, 03 Feb 2016)
Injuries In 2013 she was troubled by tendinitis. (nation.sc, 23 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I urge all youths to take up a sport to keep away from bad influences." (nation.sc, 03 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the Seychelles Sports Awards in 2012 and 2015. (seychellesnewsagency.com, 07 Oct 2015; virtualseychelles.sc, 29 Jan 2013)

She took part in the Queen's baton relay ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (africathle.com, 01 Feb 2014)

She was the Seychelles flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (island.lk, 13 Aug 2012)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Seychelles Athletics Federation in 2010, 2011 and 2012. (virtualseychelles.sc, 19 Dec 2012; nation.sc, 21 Dec 2011)

She was named 2010 Young Female Athlete of the Year at the Seychelles Sports Awards. (virtualseychelles.sc, 31 Jan 2011)

She was named Young Female Athlete of the Year by the Seychelles Athletics Federation in 2008 and 2009. (nation.sc, 01 Dec 2009)
Other information NATIONAL FIRSTS
In July 2012 she became the first Seychellois athlete to win a medal at an athletics world championships when she won a silver medal in the high jump at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Just by qualifying for the final she had already become the first Seychellois athlete to reach the final of any athletics event at a world championships. (lemauricien.com, 18 Jul 2012; virtualseychelles.sc, 18 Jul 2012)