Dmitriy Alexanin

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Dmitriy Aleksanin
Dmitriy Alexanin Trophee Monal 2012 n01.jpg
At the 2012 Trophée Monal
Personal information
Country represented Kazakhstan
Born (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 22)
Alma Ata, Kazakhstan
Weapon(s) épée
Hand left-handed
Height 1.84 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kilograms (190 lb)
National coach(es) Valery Dimov
FIE Ranking current raking

Dmitriy Alexanin (Russian: Дмитрий Алексанин) is a Kazakhstani épée fencer,[1] team gold medallist at the 2014 Asian Championships and team bronze medallist at the 2014 Asian Games.

Career[edit]

Alexanin began fencing in 2002 at the instigation of his mother. His first coach was Igor Yarmolkevich. He was then placed under the responsibility of national épée coach Valery Dimov. He made his international debut in the 2010–11 season at the Legnano World Cup. A year later, he won the bronze at the Trophée Monal.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Men's épée, but was defeated in the first round by Silvio Fernández.[2] He won a team bronze medal with Kazakhstan at the 2013 Summer Universiade. He reached the quarter-finals in the individual event and won a team gold medal at the 2013 Asian Fencing Championships in Shanghai. At the 2013 World Fencing Championships in Budapest he reached again the quarter-finals, where he was defeated by Estonia's Nikolai Novosjolov who eventually won the gold medal. Alexanin finished the 2013–14 season No.25, a career best.

Alexanin studied at the Kazakh Academy of Sports and Tourism. His elder brother Sergey is also a fencer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ London2012.com
  2. ^ "Dmitriy Alexanin". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2012.