Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Moscow 1980 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Moscow 1980 1980
#=9 Fencing Foil, Individual
#2
Fencing Foil, Team
Montreal 1976 1976
Games Results Sport Event
Montreal 1976 1976
#3
Fencing Foil, Individual
#1
Fencing Foil, Team
Munich 1972 1972
Games Results Sport Event
Munich 1972 1972
#5 Fencing Foil, Individual
#1
Fencing Foil, Team
Mexico City 1968 1968
Games Results Sport Event
Mexico City 1968 1968
#1
Fencing Foil, Individual
#1
Fencing Foil, Team

Elena NOVIKOVA-BELOVA

Soviet Union
Fencing
Height
176 cm / 5'9''
Weight
69 kg / 151 pounds
Birth date
28 Jul 1947 Sovetskaya Gavan, Russian Federation (1989-)
Gender
Female

Number of medals

6 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Elena NOVIKOVA-BELOVA biography

In 1976, Yelena Novikova-Belova became the first female fencer to win four Olympic gold medals. In 1968, she won both the individual and team foil under her maiden name (Novikova). She retained the team gold in Munich and Montréal, now married to Vyacheslav Belov, a modern pentathlon World Champion. She was close to a fifth gold in 1976, but lost her last pool match to the last-placed fighter, therefore missing the barrage for the gold medal, having to settle for bronze. Belova, who also won 8 World titles (individually in 1969, with the team seven times between 1970 and 1979), closed out her career at the Moscow Olympics, where she won a silver medal in the team foil. She was also an 11-time champion at the Europa Cup. Novikova-Belova was awarded the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1968 and the Honoured Trainer of Belarus in 1994.

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