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Age29
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Personal Information

Residence Ufa, RUS

Occupation Athlete

Languages Russian

Higher education Physical Education - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS

License number 04081992002

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup1124
San José (USA), 2015-10-16Paris (FRANCE), 2017-01-20Bonn (GERMANY), 2017-02-10
St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2017-05-05
World Championship--11
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16
Zone Championships11-2
TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-20Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-12
Grand Prix1214
Long Beach, California (USA), 2017-03-17Turin (ITALY), 2017-12-01Shanghai (CHINA), 2019-05-17
Shanghai (CHINA), 2018-05-19
Olympic Games--11
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-07

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing in 2001 in Ufa, Russian Federation.

Why this sport? "I was in the third grade [at school] and my first coaches Farit Arslanov and Vil Nagimov came to our class. They began talking about fencing. At that time it was something new, interesting and unusual. And just in these years this film ['The Three Musketeers'] was played on all the TV channels. I was immediately inspired and wanted to try it, since all the other guys were already playing football and hockey and I did not want to be in that crowd."

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

Name of coach Ilgar Mamedov [national], RUS; Ruslan Nasibullin [national, personal], RUS; Lira Grushina [personal], RUS

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Snowboarding, spending time in nature. (srsly.ru, 28 Sep 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (srsly.ru, 28 Sep 2020)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I see a goal, I go for it." (prufy.ru, 17 Aug 2021)

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

He received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2016 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rusfencing.ru, 21 Feb 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 08 Aug 2016)

Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (resbash.ru, 02 Sep 2021)

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