Patricia Nseir, champion with an exemplary career, wants to promote sport in Lebanon

Patricia Nseir has competed in many championships around the world and brought back several titles and medals in Lebanon. In particular, in 2008, 2011 and 2013, the young athlete received three gold medals each time she participated in the Arab Wushu Championships (Chinese martial arts), and in 2004 she took first place in the European Junior Championships and then, in 2019, second in the Mediterranean Wushu Championship. After this exemplary career, the young woman was named Athlete of the Month for February 2022 by the International Wushu Federation. “This sport is both technical and artistic and requires a lot of muscle building to endure the hours of daily training, especially when it comes to preparing for a competition. This latest award delights me and, in appreciating my career, comes as a reward for the work I have been doing since I was six,” specifies the young woman.

Patricia Nseir, the daughter of a wushu coach, started training at a very young age and took part in competitions that allowed her to travel around the world to represent her country and meet young people who, like her, were passionate about sports . “I have traveled a lot and many opportunities have presented themselves to me thanks to my sports career and the values ​​that the martial arts promote, such as respect for others and self-respect,” said Patricia, who has been Lebanon’s champion in wushu since 2002. Making a name for yourself in the sports world took a lot of hard work and sacrifice. “Every win counts because in Lebanon it is not always easy for athletes to outdo themselves, as unfortunately we do not have all the technical and financial resources to properly prepare for international championships,” laments the athlete. And to note: “The road is long for those who want to become a top athlete, because to make this dream come true, it is necessary to show perseverance and unwavering commitment from an early age. However, the satisfaction of chasing your ambitions and surpassing yourself is well worth all the effort. †

Promote sport and support athletes

“Sport has always been my passion, so I naturally chose to make it my specialization and make sure that I also become a teacher because I like to pass on my knowledge to others. As an athlete I was often taken care of by physiotherapists and I wanted to study physiotherapy in order to help other athletes in my turn,” explains Patricia, who obtained a diploma in physical education and sport in 2013, then a diploma in physiotherapy in 2014 and a master’s degree in sports management from Antonine University in 2015. Currently enrolled in the 2nd year of a PhD in modern history at the University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli, this sportswoman is now preparing a dissertation on the Lebanese national wushu team, which, with few resources, has managed to shine internationally over the years.” I want to write and publish a research work that will make it possible to understand the history of martial arts development in Lebanon , and more specifically wushu kung-fu, and study the impact of this sport on our society,” the researcher emphasizes. After ten years of experience as a teacher and coordinator of physical education and sports (EPS) in schools, Patricia Nseir dedicates herself to writing her thesis and teaching kung fu classes, while directing her physiotherapy practice. She is also a member of the Lebanese Kung Fu Federation through which she develops many projects involving the national team. “I am convinced that sport is a vector of peace, joy and well-being. I hope to be able to put my experience, my experience and my research work at the service of Lebanon, so that sport can finally be developed there and our athletes can evolve at the highest sport level,” she says again.

Patricia Nseir has competed in many championships around the world and brought back several titles and medals in Lebanon. Notably, in 2008, 2011 and 2013, the young athlete received three gold medals each time she participated in the Arab Wushu Championships (Chinese martial arts), and in 2004 she was ranked first in the European Junior Championships, then in 2019. . .