Maria Mazina (born 18 April 1964) is a Russian women's épée fencer.

Fencing career

Mazina began fencing at the age of 12.

Mazina, who is Jewish, is a 5-time world women's épée champion.[1]

Olympics

She won a team bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics.[2][3] Mazina and her teammates defeated Hungary in the third-place match (45–44) to capture the bronze medal.

Mazina also won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in team épée in 2000.[4][5][6] Russia defeated Switzerland, 45–35, in the final. In the individual épée competition, Mazina was eliminated in the third round by Margherita Zalaffi of Italy (13–15).

Maccabiah Games

Mazina won a gold medal in the 2001 Maccabiah Games.

Miscellaneous

Mazina lives in Moscow and is an instructor at Maccabi Moscow, of which she has been a member since 1995 when it was first organized. She visited Israel for a Maccabi program.[7]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Maria Mazina". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Maria Mazina Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "CNNSI.com – Olympic Sports – Collated Olympic Fencing results – September 29, 2000 03:35 am". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 29 September 2000. 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | OTHER SPORTS | Russia take team epee gold". BBC News. 19 September 2000. 
  6. ^ "ABC Olympics – 01/10/00 : Russian fencing team fends off the Swiss". Abc.net.au. 1 October 2000. 
  7. ^ "2000 Olympics". Jewish Sports Review. Retrieved 12 January 2014.