FOX Francesca < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Rhythmic
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 13 Jun 1992 in Trowbridge, ENG
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Trowbridge, ENG
Occupation Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began the sport at age five.
Why this sport? "Because I love it. I love the grace, skill and flexibility it requires. I was originally spotted at my sister's trampolining birthday party at a local leisure centre by a gymnastics coach when I was five years old. I may not have got into the sport if it wasn't for her."
Club / Team City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club: Bath, ENG
Name of coach Sarah Moon
Coach from what year? 2001
Training Regime She trains around 40 hours per week.
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for England
Location France
General Interest
Nicknames Frankie, Foxy. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Dancing, music, movies, shopping. (FIG, 02 Feb 2010)
Most influential person in career "Me because of my desire to do well and achieve. If I didn't have the drive and love of the sport there would be no point of continuing." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol "Anna Bessonova because she was an exceptional gymnast but often didn't get the scores she deserved." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Injuries She has suffered from shin splints and for pain management and to aid in recovery she eases off her leaps, ices and receives massage therapy. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I mentally get myself in 'the zone' and go through my routine in my mind before going onto the floor, also slapping my hands." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Aim for the best and do your best." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Ambitions To compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)