Ilgar Mammadov (fencer)

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Ilgar Mammadov
Born (1965-11-15) 15 November 1965 (age 51)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
Weapon(s) Foil
Hand right-handed
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Club CSKA Moscow

Ilgar Yasharovich Mammadov (Russian: Ильгар Яшарович Мамедов, Azerbaijani: İlqar Yaşar oğlu Məmmədov; born 15 November 1965 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) is a Soviet and Russian fencer of Azerbaijani origin.[1]

Mammadov won two Olympic gold medals in the team foil competition, at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[2][3]

After retiring from competition Mammadov became a fencing master and referee. In 2008 he became the Russian representative to the Refereeing Commission of the International Fencing Federation (FIE). He was appointed director of fencing for the Russian Fencing Federation[4] after Vladislav Pavlovich's resignation following disappointing results at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] In 2013 he was inducted into the FIE's Hall of Fame.[6]

Mammadov graduated from the Baku State University. He married World and European champion fencer Yelena Jemayeva. They live in Moscow and have two daughters: Milena and Ayla.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Двукратный олимпийский чемпион Ильгар Мамедов. azeri.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2003-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Ilgar Mamedov". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Ilgar Mamedov Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Mila Volkova (22 September 2012). Мамедов: должность главного тренера – расстрельная. championat.ru (in Russian). 
  5. ^ "Russia's fencing coach resigns over meager medal haul". RIA Novosti. 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mammadov, Ilgar (AZE)". International Fencing Federation. 
  7. ^ Tatiana Kolchanova. Елена Жемаева о женской сабле и не только (in Russian). fencingfuture.org.