Residence Moscow, RUS
Occupation Army, Athlete
Higher education Technical Studies - Moscow State University of Railway Engineering: Russia
|Tokyo (JAPAN), 2007-05-19||Bonn (GERMANY), 2014-03-21||Bonn (GERMANY), 2013-03-22|
|Espinho (PORTUGAL), 2009-03-14||La Havane (CUBA), 2014-05-23|
|Bonn (GERMANY), 2018-02-09||St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2018-05-04|
|Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16|
|Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15||Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16||Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14|
|Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-16||Strasbourg (FRANCE), 2014-06-07||Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-17|
|Tokyo (JAPAN), 2013-05-04||Venise (ITALY), 2011-03-05|
|Turin (ITALY), 2014-11-28|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? He lived near a sports centre that offered fencing.
Club / Team Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / MGFSO [RUS]:
Name of coach Dmitry Shevchenko [personal], RUS, from 2006; Denis Chernikov [personal], RUS
Training Regime Ahead of competitions, he trains twice a day and has a total of 10 sessions a week.
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career Coach Dmitry Shevchenko. (Athlete, 14 Jun 2014)
Hero / Idol Italian fencer Andrea Baldini, German fencer Benjamin Kleibrink. (newizv.ru, 20 Jun 2013)
Injuries He suffered a back injury in 2009 and was out of the national team during that season. (Athlete, 14 Jun 2014)
Awards and honours He received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)
He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rusfencing.ru, 17 May 2019; minsport.gov.ru, 24 Dec 2018)
Ambitions To win gold at the world championships. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2019)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
In May 2014 he graduated from the Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Jun 2014)
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