Category Life for sport
Pavel’s épée shines and lights up this incredible épée fencer who owns all the shades of the Olympic and World medals. And if he has obtained, over and over again, so many wins the credit has to be given to his ability to understand the word “fencing” in his fundamental meaning that is defence. The name Pavel is as quick as his thrust. This last one is the result of a steadfast and fair play action as the footages of his matches demonstrate. Today, precisely this material is the leitmotif of the Russian school, the great Russian school which sees him as the reference point for the next épée fencers. Thus, as Deputy Minister for Sport, his current office, will witness with affection the developments of the discipline which he has understood better than anyone else. And hopefully as a successful champion and wise master he will give the piece of advice that in order to achieve one’s goals not only perfect mechanics is needed but also the will to prevail which is –indeed- fundamental. However, according to the judges who were present at his victories, another important quality is the uncommon tactical talent.