|Full name||Mark Petrovich Midler|
|Born||24 September 1931|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Died||31 May 2012(aged 80)|
Early and personal life
Midler won the Soviet individual foil title six times (1954-57, 1963 and 1965) and Soviet Cup in 1961.
Midler won four consecutive World Championships in Foil, in 1959 to 1962. He also won a silver medal in 1957 and bronze medals in 1959 and 1961. Along with his Soviet teammates, he won the World Team Championships in Foil five times: in 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1966. They also won a silver medal in 1967.
Midler coached fencing for the Olympic teams of the Soviet Union and Russia. From 1971 until 2000, Midler was the coach of the Soviet and later Russian national foil team. He was also the head coach of the Soviet 1980 Olympic foil team, Unified Team 1992 Olympic foil team, and Russian 1996 and 2000 Olympic foil teams.
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