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NOC Russia   
Born 10 Mar 1990 in Kurchatov, URS
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Nikolay, daughter Diana [2009]
Residence Kurchatov, RUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages Russian
Higher education Law - Southwest State University: Kursk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up fencing at age eight. She began training seriously at age 10 in Kurchatov, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? A fencing coach came to her school and recommended that she take up the sport.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, shopping. (, 29 Nov 2015; Athlete, 24 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in individual foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Most influential person in career Her coach. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol Italian fencer Valentina Vezzali. (, 30 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours For winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation and the medal For Military Prowess [first grade] from the Russian minister of defence. (, 25 Aug 2016;, 26 Aug 2016)

In January 2014 she carried the Olympic torch in Kursk as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 16 Jan 2014)

In recognition of her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was decorated with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] by the president of the Russian Federation. (, 13 Aug 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 16 Jun 2017)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. (, 07 Oct 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Individual Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 2 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2018 Quarterfinal Individual Foil Wuxi, China
2018 Final 7-8 Team Foil Wuxi, China
2017 1 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany
2017 3 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2015 1 Individual Foil Moscow, Russia
2015 2 Team Foil Moscow, Russia
2014 2 Team Foil Kazan, Russia
2013 3 Individual Foil Budapest, Hungary
2011 1 Team Foil Catania, Italy
2010 6 Team Foil Paris, France
European Championships
2018 1 Individual Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 2 Individual Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 2 Team Foil Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 8 Individual Foil Montreux, Switzerland
2013 4 Team Foil Zagreb, Croatia
2012 1 Individual Foil Legnano, Italy
2010 3 Team Foil Leipzig, Germany
2010 3 Individual Foil Leipzig, Germany