Timur Safin

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Timur Safin
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Personal information
Full nameTimur Marselevich Safin
Born (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 31)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Nationality Flag of Russia.svg Russian
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Country Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Sport Fencing
Weapon Foil, Sabre
HandRight-handed
National coach Stefano Cerioni
Club
  • Central Sports Army Club [RUS]
  • Ufa Fencing Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]; SDYUSSHOR No.19
Head coachRuslan Nasibullin, Lira Grushina
FIE  ranking current ranking
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing Russian Olympic Committee flag.png ROC
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2020 Tokyo Team foil
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team foil
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2016 Rio de Janeiro Individual foil
World Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Kazan Individual foil
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2018 Wuxi Team foil
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Novi Sad Team foil
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Toruń Individual foil
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 ToruńTeam foil
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2017 Tbilisi Individual foil
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2017 TbilisiTeam foil
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Strasbourg Team foil
European Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2015 Baku Team foil
Military World Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2019 Wuhan Individual foil
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 WuhanTeam foil
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 WuhanTeam sabre

Timur Marselevich Safin (Russian:Тимур Марселевич Сафин,IPA: [tʲɪˈmurˈsafʲɪn] ; born 4 August 1992) is a Russian right-handed foil fencer. [1]

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He is a two-time team European champion and 2016 individual European champion. A two-time Olympian, Safin is a 2021 team Olympic silver medalist, 2016 team Olympic champion, and 2016 individual Olympic bronze medalist. His clubs are the Central Sports Army Club [RUS], and the Ufa Fencing Sports School of Olympic Reserve.

Career

Safin, who is of Tatar descent, [2] took up fencing when he was nine years old after a coach came to make a presentation at his school. [3] He specialized in foil, joining the junior Russian team in 2009. He earned an individual bronze medal and a team silver medal in the 2011 U23 European Championships in Kazan. He won a team silver medal in the 2012 Junior European Championships and was crowned Junior World champion the same year in Moscow. [3]

In the senior category, he made his breakthrough in the 2013–14 season. He won the Challenge Revenu after defeating in the final team Olympic champion Andrea Baldini. [4] At the 2014 European Championships in Strasbourg, he was defeated in the table of 16 by eventual gold winner James-Andrew Davis, and in the team event he helped Russia conquer a bronze medal. In the 2014 World Championships in Kazan he made his way to the semifinals, defeating along the way German champion Peter Joppich. He lost by a single hit to world no.1 Ma Jianfei of China and came away with a bronze medal. For this performance he was named breakthrough of the year by the Russian Fencing Federation. [5]

Safin at the 2014 European Fencing Championships. Baldini v Safin Challenge International de Paris 2013 ts155457.jpg
Safin at the 2014 European Fencing Championships.

Medal Record

Olympic Games

YearLocationEventPosition
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Individual Men's Foil3rd [6]
2016 Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Team Men's Foil1st [7]
2021 Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan Team Men's Foil2nd [8]

World Championship

YearLocationEventPosition
2014 Flag of Russia.svg Kazan, Russia Individual Men's Foil3rd [9]
2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wuxi, China Team Men's Foil3rd [10]

European Championship

YearLocationEventPosition
2014 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg, France Team Men's Foil3rd [11]
2016 Flag of Poland.svg Toruń, Poland Individual Men's Foil1st [12]
2016 Flag of Poland.svg Toruń, Poland Team Men's Foil1st [13]
2017 Flag of Georgia.svg Tbilisi, Georgia Individual Men's Foil2nd [14]
2017 Flag of Georgia.svg Tbilisi, Georgia Team Men's Foil2nd [15]
2018 Flag of Serbia.svg Novi Sad, Serbia Team Men's Foil1st [16]

Grand Prix

YearLocationEventPosition
03/17/2017 Flag of the United States.svg Long Beach, California Individual Men's Foil1st [17]
12/01/2017 Flag of Italy.svg Turin, Italy Individual Men's Foil2nd [18]
05/19/2018 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai, China Individual Men's Foil2nd [19]
05/17/2019 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai, China Individual Men's Foil3rd [20]

World Cup

YearLocationEventPosition
10/16/2015 Flag of the United States.svg San Jose, California Individual Men's Foil1st [21]
01/20/2017 Flag of France.svg Paris, France Individual Men's Foil2nd [22]
02/10/2017 Flag of Germany.svg Bonn, Germany Individual Men's Foil3rd [23]
05/05/2017 Flag of Russia.svg St. Petersburg, Russia Individual Men's Foil3rd [24]

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