- August 13, 2018
- Posted by: giawatkins
- Category: Fencing News
Yury spent 10 years with the Russian National Team as a both fencer and instructor. He was a member of the Russian Junior National (U-16, U-19) and Senior National teams from 2000-2008. He won gold medals at the 2004 European Fencing Championships and 2008 World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark. He won a bronze medal in the foil team event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He was a five-time Russian National Champion, and a two-time National Champion at both the U-19 and U-16 levels. He was the Assistant Coach at Ohio State University where he coached two Olympians (Zain and Mona Shaito). Zain won an individual NCAA title in 2012, and Mona took third at the NCAA Championships in 2012 and 2013. Yury was Mona’s coach at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Yury is currently the Head Fencing Coach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
“I would like to raise new Olympians at the Olympian Fencing Studio!” -Yury Molchan.