Florencia Martina Habif (born on August 22, 1993) is an Argentine Field Hockey Player.[1] Being part of Argentina's Junior National Team "Las Leoncitas" ("The Baby Lionesses") since 2009 and of the National Team "Las Leonas" ("The Lionesses") since 2010, she competed in several tournaments, including the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the team achieved the Silver Medal, being the team's youngest player.[2] Florencia Habif is also a player in the club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires (GEBA) since she was 4 years old.[3][4] Habif is part of the so-called New Generation of Argentina's Women's Field Hockey.

Sports career[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Florencia Habif started field hockey at GEBA and then joined Argentina's Junior National Team at the age of 17, achieving a Gold Medal in the 2010 Pan American Youth Championship Tournament in MontevideoUruguay; then qualifying and earning a Silver Medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.[6][7] Florencia Habif earned also a Silver Medal in 2011 at the Champions Trophy held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; a Gold Medal at the 2011 Four Nations held in BerlinGermany; and a Gold Medal at the 2012 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy held at RosarioArgentina.[8] Florencia Habif played the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament at London before her first Olympic Games at the age of 19 at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[9] The last tournament she played was the 2012 Pan American Junior Championship held at GuadalajaraMexico, where Argentina achieved the first place and Habif served as Captain.[10][11]

Sponsorship[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Gryphon[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Regarding her field hockey equipment, Florencia Habif is sponsored by Gryphon Hockey, along with other field hockey players from around the world, such as AustraliaBelgiumGreat BritainJapanNetherlandsNew ZealandSouth Africa and United States of America.[12] Gryphon is a player driven company established in 1983 by the Australian field hockey player Peter Haselhurst.[13]

Nike[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Florencia Habif is provided with Nike clothes.

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