Sergey Bida

Sergey Olegovich Bida (Russian: Сергей Олегович Бида; born 13 February 1993) is a Russian épée fencer.

Sergey Bida
Full nameSergey Olegovich Bida
Born (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 27)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Sport
CountryRussia
SportFencing
WeaponÉpée
Handleft-handed
ClubDynamo Moscow
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

At the 2019 World Fencing Championships, he won the individual silver medal in the épée tournament.[1] He holds a degree in Sports Studies from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow. In 2019, Bida was given the title Honoured Master of Sport by the Russian Federation. In the same year, he was named the 2019 Male Fencer of the Year. [2]

Personal LifeEdit

Bida is married to Anastasia Bida. Their daughter, Anna, was born in 2017.

He comes from a long line of Olympic champions. Bida's maternal grandmother, Valentina Rastvorova, won team gold and individual silver in women's foil in 1960 in Rome, as well as team silver in 1964 in Tokyo. His maternal grandfather, Boris Grishin, won Olympic silver in 1968 in Mexico City and Olympic bronze in 1964 in Tokyo in water polo. His maternal uncle, Yevgeny Grishin, won Olympic water polo gold in 1980 in Moscow and Olympic water polo bronze in 1988 in Seoul. His mother is Yelena Grishina, a two time finalist in Olympic foil.

Sergey Bida was originally set to follow in his grandfather and uncle's footsteps in competitive water polo, however he got a severe case of sinusitus when he was twelve years old that prevented him from getting in the pool. He took up epee instead as he was too old to begin in other sports.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scherma, Mondiali 2019: trionfo casalingo per Gergely Siklosi. Vittoria all'ultima stoccata sul russo Bida". oasport.it. 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Sergey Bida". FIE. FIE. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Chirashnya, Igor. "Parenting Insight from Elena Grishina, Champion Fencing Mom of the World's #1 Epee Fencer, Sergey Bida". Academy of Fencing Masters. Academy of Fencing Masters. Retrieved July 27, 2020.

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