Family Husband Egor Popov
Residence Ufa, RUS
Occupation Armed Forces Athlete
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Coaching, Teaching - Ural State University of Physical Education: Ufa, RUS
License number 13011993001
|Kazan (RUSSIA), 2020-02-21|
|Turin (ITALY), 2014-11-28|
|Turin (ITALY), 2015-11-27|
|Baku (AZERBAIJAN), 2015-06-24|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2003 in Ufa, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? Her friend invited her to try the sport. "It is a very beautiful sport, and I like fighting face-to-face."
Club / Team Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Ufa Fencing Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:
Name of coach Egor Popov [husband], RUS, from 2007; Artem Sedov [personal], RUS
Hobbies Travelling, studying English, playing the piano. (ufa1.ru, 03 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours In recognition of the gold medal she won at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 11 Aug 2021)
In 2018 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 27 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives Her husband Egor Popov has served as her coach and has received the title of Honoured Coach in the Russian Federation. (bash.news, 06 Apr 2022)
Other information FAMILY AFFAIR
Having worked together since 2007, she and her coach Egor Popov got married in 2012. She says it took her time to balance their personal and sporting relationships after their marriage. "After a while, I realised he was my coach, and the coach is always right. I tell everyone that a coach is the person who, after you, is most interested in your result, nobody else, so the coach must be completely trusted." (bash.news, 06 Apr 2022; ufa.kp.ru, 06 Aug 2021, 29 Jul 2021)
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