Alexandra Zabelina

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Alexandra Zabelina
Personal information
Born (1937-03-11) 11 March 1937 (age 80)
Moscow, Russia
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing
Club Dynamo Moscow

Alexandra Ivanovna Zabelina (Russian: Александра Ивановна Забелина, born 11 March 1937) is a retired Soviet fencer. She won gold medals in the team foil at the 1960, 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Between 1956 and 1971 Zabelina won eight team and two individual world titles in the foil.[3] She won the individual Silver Prize at the 1961 and 1966 world championships and team Silver Prize in 1959, 1962, 1967 and 1969. She missed the 1964 Summer Olympics because she was expecting her son.[4]

Zabelina first trained in gymnastics, but had to quit due to an injury. In retirement she worked as a fencing coach. Her students included the Olympic champion Maria Mazina.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Alexandra Zabelina". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra Zabelina Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Miss Zabelina, Soviet Union, Wins World Foils Title". The New York Times. 13 July 1967. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Tatiana Kolchanova. "Alexandra Zabelina" in Fencing in Persons. fencing-future.com
Soviet foil team at the 1960 Olympics, Zabelina is 2nd or 3rd from right