Thibus has made a name for herself as a three-time Olympian, with her most recent achievement being the Olympic team silver medal in 2021.
Her journey has been marked not only by sporting victories, but also by her academic pursuits. In 2013, at the young age of 22, she was recognized with the Bernard Destremau prize, an award given by the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques to top-level athletes who also excel in higher education.
Apart from her sporting and academic commitments, Thibus is passionate about advancing gender equality in sports. This led her to establish Essentielle Stories, a platform dedicated to highlighting the careers of women in sports while advocating for their identity and equal rights.
Ysaora Thibus continues to inspire through her contributions in fencing, academia and gender advocacy. Her sporting prowess, coupled with her dedication to creating a more equitable sporting world, paints a compelling picture of an athlete committed to making a lasting impact both on and off the piste.