Foil fencer Inna Deriglazova has proven to be a powerful force in the fencing world, challenging the best female foilists at the highest levels of competition over the course of many years. A recent interview with her by TASS correspondent Veronika Sovetova, following Deriglazova’s phenomenal performance at recent 2019 Fencing World Championship in Budapest, caught our imagination and we had to share it! The piece is extraordinary, as is the fencer herself, and it shows that such stars and idols of modern fencing have the same struggles as we do in their sport lives, similar fears and concerns, and what it takes to overcome them and come on top.
We wanted to share it with our English speaking readers! Just because you can’t read the original Russian, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to be inspired by it! Here is our translation of the interview with her published on the Russian Fencing Federation website. I hope that you find Inna Deriglazova as much of a fascinating fencer and powerhouse athlete as we do.
You’ll find the original piece at this link.