Egorian in 2014
20 December 1993 |
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Head coach(es)||Christian Bauer (national)
Sergei Semin (personal)
|Assistant coach(es)||Yelena Jemayeva|
|FIE Ranking||Current ranking|
Yana Karapetovna Egorian (Russian: Яна Карапетовна Егорян, Armenian: Յանա Կարապետի Եգորյան; born 20 December 1993) is a Russian sabre fencer. She won two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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). At the Inaugural 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, she won two gold medals. She finished fifth at the 2010 Cadet World Championships in Baku. 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.
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.
Honours and awards
- 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.
- Medal "For Strengthening of Brotherhood in Arms" (2016).
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