Personal Information

Residence Notre Dame, IN, USA

Occupation Student

Languages English

Higher education Business - University of Notre Dame: United States

License number 09101999000


World Cup1-12
Paris (FRANCE), 2020-01-10Bonn (GERMANY), 2018-11-09
Grand Prix-1-1
Shanghai (CHINA), 2019-05-17

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age seven.

Why this sport? "My father is a fencing coach and he introduced the sport to me when I was about seven. I love this sport more than anything, my life revolves around fencing. There is no better feeling then overplaying my opponent and scoring a nice touch."

Club / Team University of Notre Dame [USA] / LA International Fencing [USA]:

Name of coach Michael Itkin [father], UKR; Gia Kvaratskhelia [Notre Dame], GEO; Igor Zapozdaev [LA]

Training Regime He trains for two and a half hours a day after classes, five days a week.

General Interest

Hobbies Athletics, economics, politics. (usafencing.org, 01 Apr 2019)

Awards and honours He was named 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Foil Fencer of the Year. (theacc.com, 11 Apr 2019)

Famous relatives His father Michael was a professional fencer in Ukraine. His mother and grandmother competed in gymnastics at national level in Ukraine. (und.com, 07 Jun 2018)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fanword.com, 20 Aug 2018)

Other information STUDY BREAK
He opted to take a gap year in 2019/20 from his studies at University of Notre Dame, IN, United States of America, to focus on training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I'll be doing a lot of travelling and a lot of camps and trying to reach that goal." (ndsmcobserver.com, 17 Apr 2019)


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