Personal Information

Family Partner Mari-Liis

Residence Haapsalu, EST

Occupation Athlete, Coach

Languages English, Estonian, Russian

Higher education Physical Education - Tallinn University: Estonia

License number 10111987000


World Cup--11
Lisbonne (PORTUGAL), 2010-02-06
Madrid (SPAIN), 2021-04-25
Copenhague (DENMARK), 2009-10-24Turku (FINLAND), 2013-10-12Copenhague (DENMARK), 2008-10-25
Turku (FINLAND), 2014-10-18Turku (FINLAND), 2019-09-28Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2012-01-21
Turku (FINLAND), 2018-03-17Oslo (NORWAY), 2019-10-05Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2013-01-12
Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2018-09-22Oslo (NORWAY), 2014-11-22
Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2019-09-21Stockholm (SWEDEN), 2015-01-10

Sport Specific Information

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

Club / Team En Garde: Haapsalu, EST

Name of coach Peeter Nelis [club, uncle], EST; Helen Nelis-Naukas [club, mother], EST; Igor Chikinjov [personal]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hero / Idol Estonian fencer Nikolai Novosjolov. (laanesport.ee, 01 Oct 2017)

Injuries In 2012 he suffered a fall while competing and broke two bones in his wrist. (ohtuleht.ee, 22 Jul 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I'm the kind of person who's always looking for something exciting. Since every exciting thing eventually becomes boring, I consider it a good habit to go to the gym." (laanesport.ee, 01 Oct 2017)

Awards and honours In 2019 and 2020 he was named Male Fencer of the Year by the Estonian Fencing Federation. (sport.err.ee, 28 Dec 2020; err.ee, 18 Dec 2019)

In 2014 and 2015 he was named Male Athlete of the Year in Laane County, Estonia. (laanesport.ee, 01 Oct 2017)

Famous relatives His mother Helen Nelis-Naukas and his uncle Peter Nelis are both fencing coaches in Estonia. His grandfather Endel Nelis was a fencing coach, and was the protagonist of the 2015 film 'The Fencer'. (sfchronicle.com, 16 Aug 2017)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (err.ee, 18 Dec 2019)

Other information COACHING
He coaches youth fencers at En Garde club in Haapsalu, Estonia. (Facebook page, 09 Aug 2020)


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