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KIRPU Erika
NOC Estonia   
GenderWomen
Born 22 Jun 1992 in Moscow, RUS
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Enrico Garozzo
Residence Italy
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Estonian, Russian
Higher education Social and Behavioral Science - Tallinn University of Technology: Estonia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age seven, and began competing in 2004.
Club / Team Tartu Kalev: Estonia
Name of coach Irina Satanenko [club]; Kaido Kaaberma [national], EST
Handedness Right
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Out of difficulties grow miracles." (Facebook page, 13 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours She was part of Estonia's Team of the Year for 2013, 2014 and 2017. (Facebook page, 18 Jun 2018; laanlane.ee, 27 Dec 2017)

She was named the 2014 Best Female Athlete in Estonia. (Facebook page, 18 Jun 2018)
Famous relatives Her partner Enrico Garozzo has represented Italy in fencing. He was part of the men's epee squad that won team silver at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her father Viktor has represented Estonia in fencing and has served as the head coach of the Estonian fencing team. (postimees.ee, 11 Oct 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2017; sport.ohtuleht.ee, 22 Mar 2017; tartupostimees.ee, 20 Apr 2012)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 4 Team Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
World Championships
2017 1 Team Epee Leipzig, Germany
2014 2 Team Epee Kazan, Russia
2014 3 Individual Epee Kazan, Russia
European Championships
2018 3 Team Epee Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 4 Team Epee Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 1 Team Epee Zagreb, Croatia