Aleksandra Shelton

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Aleksandra Anna Socha Shelton (born 30 March 1982) is a Polish sabre fencer, bronze medal in the 2003 World Fencing Championships, European champion in 2004, and European team in 2008. She represented Poland at the time.

Aleksandra Shelton
Personal information
Born (1982-03-30) 30 March 1982 (age 42)
Pabianice, Poland
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
ClubGS Wojsk Lądowych
FIE rankingcurrent ranking
Medal record
Women's sabre fencing
Representing  Poland
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Havana Individual sabre
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2004 Copenhagen Individual sabre
Gold medal – first place 2008 Kiev Team sabre
Silver medal – second place 2006 Izmir Team sabre
Silver medal – second place 2011 Sheffield Individual sabre
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Koblenz Team sabre
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Legnano Individual sabre
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Zagreb Individual sabre



Socha was the Polish champion in sabre for the years 1999, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2015. As a member of the Polish Sabre Fencing Team she won medals at the European Championships in 2001 (bronze), 2006 (silver), and 2008 (gold). In Individual Sabre she won a gold medal at the 2004 European Fencing Championships and silver at the 2011 European Fencing Championships, as well as gold medals, team and individual, in the 2010 Military Fencing Championship in Caracas, Venezuela, and the 2011 Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro.

She was a member of the Polish Olympic Team for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Aleksandra Socha (Ola) was going to represent Poland in Women's sabre and Women's team sabre at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Personal life


Socha graduated from Middle School Nr 2 in Pabianice at age 15 and moved to Warsaw to attend Sport Championship High School and Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education (Polish: Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie) where she obtained a master's degree in physical education. She is married to Bradley Shelton of Sheridan, Arkansas. She is a certified fencing coach, a fitness trainer, as well as a soldier in the 3rd Command Support Battalion of the Polish Land Forces stationed in Warsaw.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aleksandra Socha". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Aleksandra Socha". Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.