| current ranking|
| 28 December 1988 (age 26)
Tunis, Tunisia (1988-12-28) |
Association Sportive de Bourg
la Reine (FRA)
Sarra Besbes, Azza Besbes, Erwann Le Pechoux
Inès Boubakri (Arabic: إيناس بوبكري; born 28 December 1988) is a Tunisian foil fencer. She is a two-time Olympian, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and is a member of Association sportive de Bourg-la-Reine in France, under head coach Yann Detienne.
Boubakri represented Tunisia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's individual foil event. She lost the first preliminary round match to Chinese-born Canadian fencer and former Olympic gold medalist Jujie Luan, with a score of 9–13.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Boubakri qualified for the second time in the women's individual foil event. Unlike her previous Olympics, she excelled through the preliminary rounds by defeating United States' Nicole Ross, and France's Astrid Guyart. Boubakri reached the quarterfinal match of this event, where she was defeated by Italian fencer and three-time Olympic champion Valentina Vezzali, with a "sudden death" score of 7–8.
Four years later at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she became the first Tunisian fencer ever to win an Olympic medal when she won the bronze, on her way to the medal she beat Noura Mohamed from Egypt, Japanese fencer Shiho Nishioka and then Canadian Eleanor Harvey before losing in the semi-finals to the reigning Olympic Champion from Italy Elisa Di Francisca, in the medal match she was up against the Russian Aida Shanayeva and she won 15-11 after being down by 4-7 in the first period.
In 2014 Boubakri married French fencer Erwann Le Péchoux, who also won a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Inès Boubakri Wikipedia