Aliaksandr Buikevich

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Aliaksandr Buikevich
Aliaksandr Buikevich 2015 WCh SMS-EQ t150054.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s) "The Fierce"
Born (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 32)
Residence Minsk, Belarus
Weapon(s) sabre
Hand left-handed
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
National coach(es) Aliaksandr Surimto, Dmitry Lapkes,Grigoriy Lopatnev
FIE Ranking current ranking

Aliaksandr Mikalayevich Buikevich (Belarusian: Аляксандар Мікалаевіч Буйкевіч, Russian: Александр Буйкевич; born 19 November 1984) is a Belarusian sabre fencer,[1] European champion in 2008 and team silver medallist at the 2011 World Championships in Catania. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, he reached the quarter-finals in the individual sabre, losing to Romania's Mihai Covaliu, while the Belarusian sabre team also reached the quarter-finals.[2][3][4] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men's sabre, but was defeated in the table of 16 by Romania's Rareș Dumitrescu.[5] The Belarusian team again reached the quarter-finals.[6] Aliaksandr qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the only Belarusian fencer. In men's sabre in the table of 32 he defeated Joseph Polossifakis of Canada. He could not advance to the quarter-finals as in the table of 16 he lost to the eventual winner Áron Szilágyi of Hungary, who claimed his second consecutive gold medal at the Olympics individual men's sabre. Aliaksandr finished 12th in the event.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ London2012.com
  2. ^ "sabre individual men results - Fencing - Beijing 2008 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ "sabre team men results - Fencing - Beijing 2008 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Aleksandr Buykevich Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Aliaksandr Buikevich". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "sabre team men results - Fencing - London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Rio 2016 Men's sabre results". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation