Vadim Ayupov was born and raised in Ufa, one of the largest cities in Russia, and the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Vadim has had an extensive and notable career in foil fencing, which includes his membership on the internationally renowned Russian National Fencing Team from age 15 to age 29. He was also the Junior Head Foil Coach for the Russian National Team, a position he held from 2005 to 2009.
Also he was responsible for personally training numerous national and international award winning athletes including Ganeev Renal, Akhmatkhuzin Artur, Khakimova Julia, Tikhonov Sergey, Sitdikov Ayrat, Bobok Maxim.
Vadim moved from Moscow to Los Angeles in 2010 to coach at The Los Angeles International Fencing Center. Vadim and his wife Julia opened the United Fencing Academy in January 2014.
Achievements and results:
1990 Vadim was awarded the USSR Master of Sport in fencing
1996 Awarded a badge of honor “Outstanding Athlete of the Republic of Bashkortostan”
1999 Graduated Ural State Academy of Physical Culture
2001 Mr. Ayupov was awarded the International Master of Sport in fencing due ti his numerous awards and recognition he received as a competitor in the sport of fencing.
2005 – 2009 Head Coach of Russian national team (juniors and cadets)
2006 Certified international referee (judge) approved by International Fencing Federation (FIE)
In the individual competition:
– 1 place. Russian Championships, Moscow (RUS) 2000
– 1 place. Russian Cup, Smolensk (RUS) 1995
– 1 place. USSR cadet championship, Barnaul (RUS) 1990
– 2nd place. World Military Championship, Arnhem (NET). 1997
– 2nd place. Russian Championships, Moscow (RUS) 1999
– 2nd place. World Cup, Copenhagen (DEN) (2003);
– 3rd place. World Universiade Games, Sicily (ITA) 1997
– 3 rd place. World Universiade Games, Beijing (CHN) 2001
– 3rd place. European Junior Championships, Estoril (POR) 1993
– 3rd place. Gran-Prix Challenge Brut de FABERGE, Paris (FRA) 1998
In the team standings:
1st place. World Universiade Games, Fukuoka (JPN). 1995
1st place. European Cup, Paris, (FRA) 1998
1st place. World Military Championship, Arnhem (NET). 1997
1st place. Russian Championships. (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003.)
1st place. International tournament “Seven Nations”, Bonn (GER).