Oleh Shturbabin (in Ukrainian Олег Валерійович Штурбабін, born 22 July 1984) is a Ukrainian sabre fencer, bronze medallist in the 2005 World Fencing Championships and silver team medallist in the 2006 World Fencing Championships.

Oleh Shturbabin
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Personal information
Full nameOleh Valeriyovych Shturbabin
Born (1984-07-22) 22 July 1984 (age 35)
Baku, Azerbaijan
ResidenceNetishyn, Ukraine
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Sport
Country Ukraine
SportFencing
Weaponsabre
Handright-handed
National coachValery Shturbabin
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

CareerEdit

Shturbabin is the son of fencing coach Valery Shturbabin, who currently trains Ukraine's national sabre team.[1] He took up fencing at the age of six. His first major award was a bronze medal at the 2001 Cadet World Championships in Gdańsk, followed by a team bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. He was offered a scholarship by an American college, but he refused as he did not want to move.[1]

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing in sixth position in the sabre event.[2] With Dmytro Boiko, Volodymyr Lukashenko and Vladyslav Tretiak, he won the silver medal in the sabre team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after losing to France in the final. At the 2010 European Fencing Championships he won the bronze medal in the Sabre individual event.

Shturbabin graduated from the Khmelnytskyi National University.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alexander Belenkiy. Олег Штурбабин: «Сейчас учусь во Львове, решил приобрести спортивное образование». Galichina Sportivna (in Russian).
  2. ^ "Oleh Shturbabin Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10.

External linksEdit

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation