Alexander Zabelina

Alexandra Zabelina
Alexandra was born Zabelina March 11 in 1937 in Moscow. She started to do gymnastics, but was injured, was forced to leave the sport. Then in 1951, the boy next door called her to a section of fencing. So Alexander picked up the rapier and would not part with her, her first coaches were Raisa Chernyshev and Ivan Manaenko. Belonged to the Moscow club "Dynamo».

In 1956, Alexander joined the national team of the Soviet Union. In the same year, she became the world champion in the team competition. Throughout his career, Alexander Zabelina nine times the champion of the world, among them two times — in the individual championship (1957 and 1967), three times — the winner of the European Cup (1966, 1967, 1969) and three times — the Olympic champion in the team competition (1960, 1968 and 1972). She also repeatedly became the champion of the USSR in fencing.

Alexander Zabelina — the first Soviet athlete, who became world champion in the individual championship in 1957. In 1960 she was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports. In addition to sports awards and has state awards: the Order "Badge of Honor" medal "for valor" and "For Labor».

In 1970, Alexandra graduated from the Moscow Institute of History and Archives. After completing his sports career in 1972, she became a coach — worked with the girls in the sports school "Dynamo". Among the many pupils Zabelina champion Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney (Australia) at the Fencing Maria Masina.