Nikolay Kovalev (fencer)

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Nikolay Kovalev
Nikolay Kovalev podium 2013 Fencing WCH SMS-IN t205531.jpg
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Fencing
Olympic Games
Bronze 2012 London Sabre
World Championships
Gold 2011 Catania Team sabre
Gold 2010 Paris Team sabre
Gold 2012 Legnano Team sabre
Gold 2013 Budapest Team sabre
Silver 2013 Budapest Sabre
Bronze 2006 Turin Team sabre
European Championships
Bronze 2013 Zagreb Sabre

Nikolay Anatolyevich Kovalev (Russian: Николай Анатольевич Ковалёв; born 28 October 1986 in Vesyoly, Orenburg) is a Russian sabre fencer.

Hungary's Áron Szilágyi (L) fences against Russia's Nikolay Kovalev (R) in the men's sabre semi-finals of the 2013 World Fencing Championships 2013 at Syma Hall in Budapest, 10 August 2013.

Kovalev won the bronze medal in the sabre team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after beating Hungary in the bronze medal match. He accomplished this with his team mates Aleksey Frosin, Stanislav Pozdnyakov and Aleksey Yakimenko.

He won the gold in men's saber team in the 2010 World Championships, defeating Italy by 45 to 41 with his team mates Aleksey Yakimenko, Artem Zanin and Veniamin Reshetnikov. At the 2011 World Championships they retained the title in men's sabre team defeating Belarus in the final.

On July 29, 2012, Day 3 of the 2012 London Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the individual sabre category. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he finished 4th in the team event.

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