She began fencing when she was ten years old after a fencing coach came to her school looking for children to introduce to the sport.
About Yuliya Gavrilova
Russian sabre fencer who won a gold in the team event and a bronze in her individual event at the 2011 World Fencing Championships. She has also represented Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where she was part of the Russian team that won gold in the women's sabre event.
She was born and raised in Novosibirsk, Russia.
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At the 2016 Summer Olympics, American Ibtihaj Muhammad won a silver medal in the women's individual sabre event.
She is popular on Instagram where she has amassed a following of 40,000. She often posts modeling content and photos from her daily life on the platform.