Residence Ufa, RUS
Occupation Armed Forces Athlete
Higher education Physical Education - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
License number 04081992002
|San José (USA), 2015-10-16||Paris (FRANCE), 2017-01-20||Bonn (GERMANY), 2017-02-10|
|St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2017-05-05|
|Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-16|
|TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-20||Tbilisi (GEORGIA), 2017-06-12|
|Long Beach, California (USA), 2017-03-17||Turin (ITALY), 2017-12-01||Shanghai (CHINA), 2019-05-17|
|Shanghai (CHINA), 2018-05-19|
|Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-07|
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
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 "Never give up and always go forward." (cska.ru, 05 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours 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 win individual gold at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
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