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KOLOBOVA Violetta

epee
Rank28
Pts60.000
Age30
HandR

Personal Information

Family Husband Roman Vlasov, son Lev [2021]

Residence Moscow, RUS

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Russian

Higher education Coaching - Smolensk State University of Sport: Russia

License number 27071991002

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup23510
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2014-02-07Johannesbourg (SOUTH AFRICA), 2015-05-01Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2014-05-16
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2016-02-12Tallin (ESTONIA), 2016-10-21Barcelone (SPAIN), 2015-01-23
Tallin (ESTONIA), 2019-11-01Legnano (ITALY), 2015-10-23
Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2018-05-04
Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2019-05-17
Zone Championships2-13
Montreux (SWITZERLAND), 2015-06-06Novi Sad (SERBIA), 2018-06-18
Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-15
Grand Prix-123
Doha (QATAR), 2016-12-09Budapest (HUNGARY), 2010-01-15
Doha (QATAR), 2019-01-25
--11
Split (CROATIA), 2019-10-12

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2001 in Dzerzhinsk, Russian Federation.

Why this sport? Her mother encouraged her to get involved in the sport.

Club / Team Dynamo Moscow [RUS] / Youth of Moscow [RUS]:

Name of coach Alexander Glazunov [personal], RUS

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Vilechka (rusfencing.ru, 04 Mar 2020)

Hobbies Travel, reading, going to the theatre, visiting museums. (rusfencing.ru, 04 Mar 2020; Athlete, 07 Jul 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in team epee at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2019)

Most influential person in career Coach Alexander Kislyunin. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2016)

Hero / Idol Russian Greco-Roman wrestler [and her husband] Roman Vlasov. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2019)

Injuries She suffered a knee injury in 2019. (rusfencing.ru, 04 Mar 2020)

Awards and honours She received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second class] from the president of the Russian Federation in recognition of the bronze medal she won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2014 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 06 Oct 2014)

Famous relatives Her husband Roman Vlasov has represented the Russian Federation in Greco-Roman wrestling and won gold medals at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. He also won gold representing the Russian Wrestling Federation at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2022; nn.aif.ru, 06 Aug 2021)

Ambitions To win gold at the Olympic Games. (rusfencing.ru, 04 Mar 2020)

Other information OLYMPIC COUPLE
She met her husband, Russian wrestler Roman Vlasov, at the Ball of Russian Olympians that was held for the athletes who had competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The couple got married in 2019. "He is very confident. I believe that he is an outstanding athlete. And the matter is not in his titles. I see how hard he trains. It seems to me that no one else works like that. This approach to work and life attracted my attention as a lady. Every woman wants to have a confident man who could stand up for both you and himself, to have a reliable shoulder nearby." (rusfencing.ru, 04 Mar 2020)

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