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Sten Priinits (31)




I started with fencing under my mother and uncle at 7 years old. As a parallel sport I was also playing basketball, but sooner or later I had to make a choice. In tenth grade I concentrated 100% on fencing and it paid off. At 17 years old I won my first junior world cup which gave me clear hint to become a professional athlete. In junioris I won one world cup more and made several podium finishes. First two senior years I managed to make one top8 and one podium finish in senior world cups. After climbing to 36. place in world ranking on my second senior year I made a decision - I will become a professional athlete. In the beginning of senior years it was extremely hard to show results what I was expecting to show, but even tougher years were waiting ahead. From age 20-25 my best results were 5. and 7. in Summer Universiade, 4 times bronze medalist in national championships and 2 times top16 finish in European Championships. In 2014 at 26 years old I made my best individual result so far - quarterfinal in Kazan World Championships. After this I could concentrate on sports even more than before. in 2015 me and my national team members made quite a miracle by winning silver medal in Montreux European Championships. Our team was very close to qualify to 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and I had a good shot individually also, but unfortunately it didn't happen. World Championships 7th place in 2017 and European Championships 6th place in 2018 gave our Men Epee Team new breathing which proved we still have good chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Born 1987 (age 31)
Coach Helen Nelis-Naukas, Peeter Nelis
Club En Garde Haapsalu

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