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SOKOLOVA Diana
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born 13 Apr 1988 in Moscow, URS
Height1.73 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Other names Diana Yakovleva
Residence Moscow, RUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Coaching - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 1998 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? She followed her older brother into the sport.
Club / Team Youth of Moscow [RUS] / Dynamo [RUS]:
Name of coach Anna Ilyaskina [personal], RUS, from 1998; Mikhail Zolotaryov [personal], RUS, from 2006; Dmitry Shevchenko [national], RUS
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Alpine skiing, travelling. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the team foil event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2018)
Most influential person in career Her first coach Anna Ilyaskina. (Athlete, 16 Jun 2014)
Hero / Idol Italian fencer Elisa Di Francisca. (rusfencing.ru, 16 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2018; rusfencing.ru, 18 May 2018)
Ambitions To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2018)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
World Championships
2014 2 Team Foil Kazan, Russia
2013 6 Individual Foil Budapest, Hungary
European Championships
2013 2 Individual Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2013 4 Team Foil Zagreb, Croatia