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Greetings to Sofya Velikaya, Olga Nikitina, Sofia Pozdnyakova and Svetlana Sheveleva, winners of Women's Team Sabre competition at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

July 31, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Sofya Velikaya, Olga Nikitina, Sofia Pozdnyakova and Svetlana Sheveleva on winning the Women's Team Sabre competition at the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The message reads, in part:

“You gave an excellent performance, showing outstanding preparation, a firm determination to win, exceptional skills and focus on the result. You have deservedly won an impressive number of top awards. Your exciting, spectacular, seamless performance has reaffirmed the undisputed leadership of the Russian fencing school.”

July 31, 2021