Maria Mazina

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Maria Mazina
Personal information
Full nameMaria Valeryevna Mazina
Born (1964-04-18) 18 April 1964 (age 55)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight137 lb (62 kg)
Sport
SportFencing
ClubDynamo Moscow

Maria Valeryevna Mazina (born 18 April 1964) is a Russian women's épée fencer. She is an Olympic champion, and a 5-time world women's épée champion.

Early and personal life[edit]

Mazina was born in Moscow, Russia, and is Jewish.[1][2][3] She lives in Moscow.[4]

Fencing career[edit]

Mazina began fencing at the age of 12.

Mazina is a 5-time world women's épée champion.[5]

Olympics[edit]

She won a team bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics.[6][7] Mazina and her teammates defeated Hungary in the third-place match (45–44) to capture the bronze medal.[8]

Mazina also won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in team épée in 2000.[9][10][11] Russia defeated Switzerland, 45–35, in the final. In the individual épée competition, Mazina was eliminated in the third round by Margherita Zalaffi of Italy (13–15).[8]

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Mazina won a gold medal in the 2001 Maccabiah Games.[12]

Coaching[edit]

She is an instructor at Maccabi Moscow, of which she has been a member since 1995 when it was first organized.[4] She visited Israel for a Maccabi program.[13] In 2015, she was the Russian Federation's epee team coach.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a ... - Paul Taylor
  2. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica - Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum
  4. ^ a b "2000 Olympics"
  5. ^ Israel HighWay
  6. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Maria Mazina". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Maria Mazina Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  8. ^ a b Mariya Mazina Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  9. ^ "Collated Olympic Fencing results". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 29 September 2000.
  10. ^ "Russia take team epee gold". BBC News. 19 September 2000.
  11. ^ "ABC Olympics: Russian fencing team fends off the Swiss". Abc.net.au. 1 October 2000.
  12. ^ SIXTEENTH MACCABIAH - 20th Maccabiah 2017
  13. ^ "2000 Olympics". Jewish Sports Review. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Russian Federation epee team boss upset by bronze-medal performance" - Sports Mole

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