At 16 years old, Gabriella Page made her debut at the senior FIE World Championships in 2011 and competed at her first FIE World Junior Championships that same year. In her four world junior appearances, she recorded her best placement of 15th in 2012 and ended that season ranked a career-high 36th in the world amongst juniors. At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Page won bronze in the individual sabre event and helped Canada to a fifth-place finish in the team event.
From 2014 to 2016, Page competed through severe injuries to both of her knees. After she didn’t qualify for Rio 2016, she decided to take time off to receive proper treatment, which included six months of rehab. Just as she was ready to return to competition, she suffered a concussion. Only able to enter four events in 2016-17, she saw her world ranking drop from 48 to 250.
But Page found her form again in the 2018-19 season. She won individual sabre bronze and team sabre silver at the 2019 Pan American Championships. She won individual sabre bronze at the Pan American Games in Lima where she also competed in all three team events, winning silver in foil and bronze in sabre. At the 2019 FIE World Championships, she advanced to the round of 32 for the first time since 2015. Those results helped her to climb back into the top 30 of the world rankings.
A Little More About Gabriella
Getting into the Sport: Started fencing in 2008 at age 14… Two years later earned a spot on the national team… Appreciates the mental and physical challenges of the sport… Other Interests: Studied social sciences at Collège Montmorency, aiming to study psychology at university… Enjoys reading motivational books… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Limits, like fear, are just an illusion – Michael Jordan… Always travels with a stuffed pink piggy that rattles… Nickname: Gabby, Gab, Gabry…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2019 - BRONZE (sabre) BRONZE (team sabre), SILVER (team foil), 7th (team épée); 2015 - BRONZE (sabre), 5th (team sabre)
FIE World Championships: 2019 - 32nd (sabre), 15th (team sabre); 2018 – 62nd (sabre), 12th (team sabre); 2017 – 76th (sabre), 15th (team sabre); 2015 – 28th (sabre), 17th (team sabre); 2014 – 49th (sabre), 16th (team sabre); 2013 – 74th (sabre), 20th (team sabre); 2011 – 50th (sabre), 24th (team sabre)
Pan American Championships: 2019 - BRONZE (sabre), SILVER (team sabre); 2018 – 10th (sabre), 4th (team sabre); 2016 – BRONZE (team sabre), 5th (sabre); 2015 – 14th (sabre), 4th (team sabre); 2014 – 18th (sabre), 6th (team sabre); 2013 – 8th (sabre), BRONZE (team sabre); 2012 – 6th (sabre), BRONZE (team sabre)