Family Wife Anastasia, daughter Anna 
Residence Moscow, RUS
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Sport Studies - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
License number 13021993003
|Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), 2019-03-22||Vancouver (CANADA), 2020-02-07||Heidenheim (GERMANY), 2020-01-09|
|Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-16|
|Doha (QATAR), 2020-01-24|
|Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2017-08-20|
|Split (CROATIA), 2019-10-13|
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
Hobbies Watching films, football, travel, reading. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual epee at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. (Athlete, 07 Jun 2019)
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 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. (rusfencing.ru, 19 May 2019; fencingmos.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 Olympic Games in Tokyo. His mother Yelena Grishina also represented the Soviet Union in the sport, and won silver medals in team foil at the world championships in 1989 and 1990. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jul 2018; zbulvar.ru, 25 Jun 2018)
Ambitions To win gold medals at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Jun 2019)
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