Yana Egorian

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Yana Egorian
Yana Egorian 2014-15 Orleans WC teams t171206.jpg
Egorian in 2014
Personal information
Country representedRussia
Born (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 25)
Yerevan, Armenia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
ClubCSKA Moscow[2]
Head coach(es)Christian Bauer (national)
Sergei Semin (personal)[2]
Assistant coach(es)Yelena Jemayeva
FIE rankingCurrent ranking
Domestic ranking2009/2010 SWS Ranking

Yana Karapetovna Egorian (Russian: Яна Карапетовна Егорян; born 20 December 1993) is a Russian sabre fencer. She won two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]


Yana Egorian was born on 20 December 1993 in Yerevan, Armenia. When she was 6 years old, she moved to Khimki, Moscow Oblast, where she engaged in fencing under the guidance of Sergei Semin. Later, Yelena Jemayeva also started to train her. She chose sabre fencing as her specialty.


Egorian won two silver medals at the European Cadet Championships (2009 and 2010[3]). At the Inaugural 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, she won two gold medals. She finished fifth at the 2010 Cadet World Championships in Baku.[4] On 8 August 2016, Egorian won the individual gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro. On 13 August, she won her second Olympic gold medal in the team event. The Russian team, composed of Egorian, Sofya Velikaya, Yuliya Gavrilova and Ekaterina Dyachenko, came away with the gold medal, defeating Team Ukraine (the 2008 Olympic women's team sabre champion) in the final 45–30.[5]

She finished 2016 as Nr. 1 in the FIE women's sabre rating.

Egorian was named The Athlete of the Year by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation. She was awarded 500,000 rubles.[6]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Order of Honour (25 August 2016) – for high achievements at the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the will to win and goal-oriented approach.[7]
  • Medal "For Strengthening of Brotherhood in Arms" (2016).[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Yana Egorian Archived 22 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Yana Egorian Archived 2016-08-13 at the Wayback Machine. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ 2010 European Championships U17 U17 Sabre female at 02.03.2010 in Athen Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. ophardt-team.org
  4. ^ Yana Egorian's results at 2010 Cadet World Championships. Fencingworldwide.com.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016 Women's team sabre results". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Яна Егорян стала лауреатом премии "Лучшая спортсменка"". gazeta.ru. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  7. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25.08.2016 № 429 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации»
  8. ^ Министр обороны встретился с армейскими спортсменами-триумфаторами Олимпийских игр в Рио : Министерство обороны Российской Федерации

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