BIDA Sergey


Personal Information

Family Wife Anastasia, daughter Anna [2017]

Residence Moscow, RUS

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, French, Russian

Higher education Sport Studies - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

License number 13021993003


World Cup1113
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2019-03-22Vancouver (CANADA), 2020-02-07Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2020-01-09
World Championship-1-1
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-16
Grand Prix1--1
Doha (QATAR), 2020-01-24
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2017-08-20
Split (CROATIA), 2019-10-13

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age 13 in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Why this sport? He previously played water polo but was forced to give up the sport due to sinusitis. His mother then encouraged him to start fencing.

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

Name of coach Alexander Glazunov [national, personal], RUS, from 2011; Yury Merzlikin [personal], RUS

Handedness Left

General Interest

Nicknames Bidon (rusfencing.ru, 08 Nov 2020)

Hobbies Ice hockey, watching films, football, travel, reading. (rusfencing.ru, 08 Nov 2020; Athlete, 07 Jul 2018)

Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2015)

Hero / Idol Russian fencer Stanislav Pozdnyakov, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 29 Jun 2015)

Sporting philosophy / motto "Fencing is about intelligence above all." (severstolici.ru, 03 Jul 2018)

Awards and honours In recognition of his achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order For Merits to the Fatherland [first class] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 11 Aug 2021)

He was named the 2019 Male Fencer of the Year by the Russian Fencing Federation. (teamrussia.pro, 26 Jan 2020)

In 2019 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 15 Jan 2019)

Famous relatives His grandmother Valentina Rastvorova represented the Soviet Union in fencing, and won gold in team foil at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. She also won silver in individual foil at the 1960 Games, and silver in team foil at the 1964 Games in Tokyo. His grandfather Boris Grishin represented the Soviet Union in water polo, winning bronze at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and silver at the 1968 Games in Mexico City. His mother Yelena Grishina represented the Soviet Union, the Unified Team and the Russian Federation in fencing. She won silver medals in team foil at the world championships in 1989 and 1990. She also placed fourth in team foil at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and 1992 Games in Barcelona. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 May 2021; rusfencing.ru, 08 Nov 2020; zbulvar.ru, 25 Jun 2018)

Ambitions To win gold at the Olympic Games. (rsport.ria.ru, 30 Jul 2021)


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