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EGORIAN Yana

sabre
Rank30
Pts54.000
Age27
HandL

Personal Information

Family One son [2021]

Residence Khimki, RUS

Occupation Armed Forces Athlete

Languages Armenian, English, Russian

Higher education Coaching - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Russia

License number 20121993003

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1157
Orléans (FRANCE), 2015-10-30Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2016-02-19Istanbul (TURKEY), 2011-03-11
Chicago (USA), 2013-05-03
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2017-05-12
Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2017-11-17
Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2019-03-22
World Championship--22
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-15
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-21
Grand Prix3115
Seoul (KOREA), 2016-03-25Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-05-29Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-12-15
Cancun (MEXICO), 2016-12-16
Seoul (KOREA), 2017-03-31
Olympic Games1--1
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-08

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 11 in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Why this sport? She became interested in the sport when coach Sergey Semin came to her school and showed the students gold medals that his athletes had won. However, she almost quit fencing immediately when she realised how much training she would have to do. "My mother said to me, 'You never finish anything, you run away at the first problem.' I got really angry and decided to remain in the sport to spite her."

Club / Team Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Khimki Fencing Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:

Name of coach Dmitry Glotov, RUS

Handedness Left

General Interest

Hobbies Music, singing, pets, helping stray animals, driving. (portal-kultura.ru, 24 Apr 2019; sport-express.ru, 03 Aug 2018; sncmedia.ru, 01 Jun 2018)

Most influential person in career Coach Sergey Semin. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2016)

Injuries She damaged foot ligaments and injured her shoulder ahead of the 2018 World Championships. The injuries affected her performance at the competition in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (sport-express.ru, 03 Aug 2018)

Awards and honours In 2016 she was named Best Sportswoman of the Russian Federation at the Pride of Russia awards ceremony. (cska.ru, 14 Dec 2016)

She received the Order of Honour from the president of the Russian Federation in recognition of the two gold medals she won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 24 Dec 2020)

Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (tass.ru, 01 Oct 2021)

Other information FUTURE
She decided to take a break from fencing when the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo were postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020 she announced that she was pregnant, and she gave birth to a son the following May. She resumed training in September 2021. "The decision has been made, I am resuming my career, I want to return to elite sport and have already started training. This decision was prompted by the excellent performance of our team in Tokyo, as well as the support of my coach Dmitry Glotov, who is again ready to walk this path with me. I hope that [at the 2024 Olympic Games] in Paris I will again be able to at least experience the emotions of the 2016 Games." (tass.ru, 01 Oct 2021; eurosport.ru, 27 Nov 2020; sport-express.ru, 03 Aug 2018; sncmedia.ru, 01 Jun 2018)

MOVIE
The story of her rivalry with another Russian fencer, Sophia Velikaia, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro served as the inspiration for the Russian sports drama film 'On the Edge' that was released in 2020. Egorian won gold in both team and individual sabre at the 2016 Games. "Of course, a movie about fencing was needed. We live in a sports country, but the majority of people know only a few top sports - football, ice hockey, figure skating, gymnastics. At the same time, there are a huge number of incredible athletes in fencing that no one knows about. Thanks to such films, people begin to be interested in fencing and delve into its essence." (tass.ru, 25 Nov 2020)

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