Family One daughter
Residence Kharkiv, UKR
Languages Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education Law, Physical Education - Kharkiv National Pedagogical University: Ukraine
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 1995 at age 10 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport? His father Vladimir Sokolov was an elite Soviet fencer, so it was natural for him to get involved in the sport.
Name of coach Igor Chikinev [national], EST; Ruslan Kudaev, UZB; Vladimir Sokolov [father], UKR, from 1995
Competing for Ukraine
Hobbies Playing squash, cycling, skiing, walking. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2018)
Most influential person in career His father. (Athlete, 25 Apr 2014)
Hero / Idol Russian fencer Pavel Kolobkov, Hungarian fencer Geza Imre. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class. (Athlete, 06 Jun 2018)
Famous relatives His father Vladimir Sokolov represented the Soviet Union in fencing. (Athlete, 25 Apr 2014)
Other information FROM UKRAINE TO UZBEKISTAN
He began competing for Uzbekistan during the 2013/14 season, having previously represented Ukraine. (Athlete, 25 Apr 2014)
Compare two fencers head-to-head to see how they stack up against each other.