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Olga Knyazeva

Full name: Olga Nikolayevna Knyazeva
Original name: Ольга Николаевна Князева
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 9, 1954 in Kazan, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia
Died: January 3, 2015 in Kazan, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Kazan, Kazan (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Olga Knyazeva took up fencing when she was 12-years-old and was on the Soviet national team from 1972-78. Her best year as a fencer was 1975, when she won the World Cup, individual silver and team gold at the World Championships and was named best female fencer of the year by the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE). Knyazeva also won an Olympic team gold in 1976, while finishing ninth individually. She won World team titles in 1974, 1977 and 1978, won team silver at the 1973 World Championships and won the European Team Cup in 1975 and 1976. At the Soviet championships, Knyazeva won team titles in 1974, 1976 and 1977, team silver in 1973, individual bronze in 1976 and team bronze in 1975. She also won an individual gold at the 1977 Soviet Cup, team gold at the 1976 Soviet Cup and individual silver at the 1975 Soviet Cup. After finishing her sporting career, Knyazeva worked as a fencing coach in Kazan, and also taught physical education at the Kazan State Institute of Economics and Finance.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Soviet Union URS 9T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Team Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 2 1976-07-23 3 2 20 15
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 2 1976-07-23 Collino (ITA) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 2 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Palm (SWE) 1 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Latrille-Gaudin (FRA) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Ager-Grant (GBR) 1 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Three 2 1976-07-23 Farkasinszky-Bóbis (HUN) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 3 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round Two Barrage AC 1976-07-23 6 8
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round Two Barrage 2 1976-07-23 Farkasinszky-Bóbis (HUN) 8, Knyazeva (URS) 6 6
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round Two AC 1976-07-23 5 8
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round Two 2 1976-07-23 Gapais-Dumont (FRA) 8, Knyazeva (URS) 5 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round One AC 1976-07-23 8 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Elimination Rounds Round One 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 8, Lokšová-Ráczová (TCH) 3 8
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 4 1 20 15
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Herbster-Josland (FRA) 1 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Oertel (FRG) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Bartoş (ROU) 4 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Machnicka-Urbańska (POL) 2 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round Two Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Lokšová-Ráczová (TCH) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 0 0
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 3 1 16 10
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Two 2 1976-07-23 Palm (SWE) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 1 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Lokšová-Ráczová (TCH) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Van Eyck (BEL) 1 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Two 1 1976-07-23 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Uranga (CUB) 1 5

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-28 1 0 9 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-28 URS 9, FRA 2 9 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Latrille-Gaudin (FRA) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 NC 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) Not contested, Gapais-Dumont (FRA) Not contested
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Muzio (FRA) 2 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Trinquet (FRA) 1 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-28 1 0 9 6
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-28 URS 9, FRG 6 9 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Hanisch (FRG) 2 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1976-07-28 Rutz-Gießelmann (FRG) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 2 2
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Oertel (FRG) 4 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-28 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Kircheis-Wessel (FRG) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-27 1 0 9 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-27 URS 9, ROU 1 9 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1976-07-27 Moldovan-Zsak (ROU) 5, Knyazeva (URS) 1 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One NC 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) Not contested, Derşidan-Ene-Pascu (ROU) Not contested
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Bartoş (ROU) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) , Stahl-Iencic (ROU)
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 2 0 23 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 URS 14, CAN 2 14 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Campeau (CAN) 3 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Hennyey (CAN) 0 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Payer (CAN) 2 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool One 1 1976-07-27 Knyazeva (URS) 5, Campeau (CAN) 3 5
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