Family Wife Victoria
Residence Almaty, KAZ
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Coaching - Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism: Almaty, KAZ
License number 18121991001
|Paris (FRANCE), 2012-03-16|
|Berne (SWITZERLAND), 2018-11-23|
|Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018-06-18|
|Copenhague (DENMARK), 2015-11-07|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2002 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport? "My brother also practised fencing. It so happened that our parents worked with a coach in business. After school, my brother and I went to have lunch with them. The coach noticed us and offered us the chance to enrol in fencing. So we did not choose [the sport] ourselves, our father chose it for us. It was probably after [graduation from] school that I got involved in fencing professionally."
Club / Team Sinegorye Sports Club [KAZ] / Dynamo [KAZ]:
Name of coach Alexei Pistsov [national], KAZ; Albert Sheshin [personal], KAZ
Hobbies Football, tennis, basketball, watching ice hockey. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (baigenews.kz, 16 Dec 2020; Athlete, 02 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2019)
Injuries He suffered a leg injury near the end of the 2019/20 season. (olympic.kz, 13 Oct 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up." (Athlete, 02 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours In 2018 he was named Best Athlete of the Year in Summer Sports by the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan. (ru.sputniknews.kz, 05 Dec 2018)
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (baigenews.kz, 16 Dec 2020; Athlete, 18 Feb 2019)
Milestones He became the first fencer representing Kazakhstan to win an individual gold medal at the Asian Games when he won gold in epee at the 2018 Games in Indonesia. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2019; inform.kz, 25 Jan 2019)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (baigenews.kz, 16 Dec 2020; Athlete, 02 Apr 2020)
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