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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 began fencing at age eight. She started 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. "I had a choice - to begin either fencing or rhythmic gymnastics. At that time I had no idea of what foil fencing was. I went there for company with a classmate, and thought to myself, 'I'll go to a couple of training sessions out of curiosity, and then I'll switch to gymnastics'. But it happened that I never got to gymnastics again."
Club / Team Central Sports Army Club [CSKA]: Russia
Name of coach Ildar Mavlyutov [personal], RUS; Lidia Safiullina [personal], RUS
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. (, 10 Aug 2018; 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 In recognition of the gold medal she won 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. (, 26 Aug 2016;, 25 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 has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 17 May 2019;, 24 Dec 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Other information SPORTS FRIENDSHIP
She is close to fellow Russian international foil fencer Anastasiia Ivanova. "Some people say that there is no friendship in sports. But I always said that we should be able to differentiate between sport and friendship. I have a friend, Nastya [Anastasiia] Ivanova. I trust her, she will always help me, and I will help her. I can consider her a full-fledged friend, because our friendship has lasted quite a lot of time - it has been tested over the years. Certainly, everything happened in our relationship, but that didn't make our friendship any worse. Although I often encounter her on the piste - sometimes I defeat her, sometimes she wins. But I repeat, it is necessary to distinguish between sport and ordinary life." (, 06 Jun 2019)

She has served as a member of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. (, 01 Jun 2019)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Individual Foil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 2 Team Foil London, England
World Championships
2019 1 Individual Foil Budapest, Hungary
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
2019 1 Team Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 2 Individual Foil Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 1 Individual Foil Novi Sad, Serbia
2018 2 Team 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