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NOC Russia   
Born 20 Dec 1993 in Tbilisi, GEO
Height1.75 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Moscow, RUS
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English, Russian
Higher education Coaching - Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 11 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? She became interested in the sport when coach Sergey Semin came to her school and showed the students gold medals that his athletes had won. However, she almost quit fencing immediately when she realised how much training she would have to do. "My mother said to me, 'You never finish anything, you run away at the first problem'. I got really angry and decided to remain in the sport to spite her."
Club / Team Central Army Sports Club [CSKA]: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach Christian Bauer [national], FRA; Sergey Semin [personal], RUS; Elena Zhemaeva [personal], RUS
Handedness Left
General Interest
Hobbies Tennis, music, cars, boxing. (Athlete, 24 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning two gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 18 Feb 2017)
Most influential person in career Coach Sergey Semin. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours She was named the 2016 Best Sportswoman of the Russian Federation at the Pride of Russia awards ceremony. (, 14 Dec 2016)

For winning two gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Honour from the president of the Russian Federation. (, 25 Aug 2016;, 26 Aug 2016)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 14 Jun 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Individual Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 1 Team Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
World Championships
2018 2 Team Sabre Wuxi, China
2018 3 Individual Sabre Wuxi, China
2017 Final 5-6 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2014 3 Individual Sabre Kazan, Russia
European Championships
2018 1 Team Sabre Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 2 Team Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 5 Individual Sabre Torun, Poland
2015 8 Individual Sabre Montreux, Switzerland
2014 6 Individual Sabre Strasbourg, France
2013 1 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia