Sofya Velikaya BioGraphy

She was born on June 8, 1985 in Alma-Ata (Kazakh SSR, now the Republic of Kazakhstan). Sofya Velikaya’s father’s name is Aleksandr Velikiy and her mother’s name is Natalya Velikaya. She has two brothers named Grigoriy Velikiy and Trofim Velikiy. Sofya Velikaya loves her family very much. And whenever she gets free time from her games, she likes to spend time with her family.

Sofya Velikaya BioGraphy

From an early age, Sophia studied music and dance. She had to leave dancing because of her tall stature, in view of which the girl could not find a partner. She studied music for six years – she mastered the piano, left at the age of 14, which she later regretted. She became interested in fencing after her elder brother Grigory, who moved to Moscow and even won the European Youth Championship, was very promising at one time, trained at the famous Chertanov school with Alexander Filatov. He invited her to start fencing. She started as a foil fencer, then picked up a saber. Saber was then a young direction for women, it was necessary to move to Moscow, which Sophia did.

Education Qualification

Sofya Velikaya did her primary schooling in the Alma-Ata city of Kazakhstan, but when she was 15, she moved to Moscow to take training in fencing. So we think she did the rest of her studies in Moscow. However, Sofya Velikaya has not told about her school yet. But she did her further studies from Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Moscow, RUS. In 2009 she graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism (now the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports, Youth and Tourism) in Moscow.


Sophia Velikaya started fencing in 1998 in Alma-Ata under the guidance of her coach Vilor Dyakokin. In 2001 she moved to Moscow, where Dmitry Glotov became her mentor. In 2002 in Antalya (Turkey) she won the World Cadet Championship in individual competitions. She is a six-time world champion in team competitions (2004 – New York, USA; 2010 – Paris, France; 2011 – Catania, Italy; 2012 – Kiev, Ukraine; 2015 – Moscow; 2019 – Budapest, Hungary) and two times – in individual classification (2011; 2015). Nine times won the European Championship in team competitions (2003 – Bourges, France; 2004 – Copenhagen, Denmark; 2006 – Izmir, Turkey; 2012 – Legnano, Italy; 2014 – Strasbourg, France; 2015 – Montreux, Switzerland; 2016 – Torun, Poland ; 2018 – Novi Sad, Serbia; 2019 – Dusseldorf, Germany), five times – individually (2006; 2008 – Kiev; 2015; 2016; 2018). In 2012, She became the silver medalist of the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London (Great Britain) in individual competitions. On August 9, 2016, she repeated this result at the XXXI Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), losing in the final match to her compatriot Yana Yegoryan. On August 14, 2016, she became the gold medalist of the Games in Rio de Janeiro in team competitions (together with Yulia Gavrilova, Ekaterina Dyachenko and Yana Yegoryan). In 2019, in Wuhan (China), she excelled at the VII World Military Games in team competition.

Olympic Games Tokyo

On July 23, 2021, Sofya Velikaya and volleyball player Maxim Mikhailov acted as the standard-bearers of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team at the opening of the XXXII Summer Olympics in Tokyo. On July 26, 2021, she won silver at the Tokyo Games in the individual competition, losing in the final to her compatriot Sofia Pozdnyakova. On July 31, together with Olga Nikitina and Sofia Pozdnyakova, she won the Olympic team tournament.

Real Name Sofiya Aleksandrovna Velikaya
Nick name Velikaya
Age 36 Year Year Old
Date Of Birth 8 June 1985
Nationality Russian
Country Russia
Gender Female
Birth Place Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Profession South African swimmer
Sports Fencing
Birth Sign Cancer
Hand Right-handed
National coach Christian Bauer(national), Dmitry Glotov(personal)
Father Name Aleksandr Velikiy
Mother Name Natalya Velikaya
Brother Name
  • Grigoriy Velikiy
  • Trofim Velikiy
Children Name
  • (Son-) Oleg
  • (Daughter ) -Zoya
Husband  Friend Aleksey Mishin
School Name Don’t know
University Name
Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Moscow, RUS
Qualification Graduate
Physical Status
Sofya Velikaya BioGraphy Cover Pic
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Light brown
Shoe Size 7 (US) Approx
Bra size 35 inch  89 cm Approx
Butt Size 33 inch  84 cm Approx
Waist Size 25 inch   66 cm Approx
Dress Size 4 (US) or 34 (EU) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is she Lesbian No
Any Affair No
Boy Friend Name Yet Not
Husband Name Aleksey Mishin
Social Network
Facebook Link
Twitter Link
Instagram Link
YouTube channel Link

Honours and awards

She is a multiple champion of Russia in fencing in the team and individual events. At domestic competitions, she represents the Central Sports Club of the Army.

From November 17, 2016 to the present in. She is the chairman of the ROC Athletes’ Commission. She was the ambassador of the III Winter World Military Games 2017 in Sochi (Krasnodar Territory). Member of the Central Staff of the All-Russian Popular Front. Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2003) Sophia the Great was awarded the Order of Honor (2016) and the Medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, 1st degree (2012). Laureate of the Silver Doe Award of the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia (2015, 2016).

Personal Life

She is married to Alexey Mishin. Alexey Mishin is a 2004 Olympic champion wrestler. Sofya gave birth to her first child on November 30, 2013. They had a son whom they named Oleg. And after that on 30 November 2013 Sofya gave birth to a daughter whom she named Zoya. Sofya Velikaya was fond of playing the piano in her childhood. But after that he has devoted his full attention to sword fighting. Do you know the meaning of the surname Velikaya in Russian? If you do not know, then we tell you that Velikaya means “gorgeous” or “great”.

Net Worth

She is a right-handed Russian sabre fencer representing Russia. She has won many medals in her career. If you have read this article of yours, then you know how she is on this stage today with her dedication. If we talk about her net worth, then her net worth can be around $ 8 million to around 10 million.

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Frequently Ask Question

Ques :  What is her nationality ?
Ans: Russian

Ques :  How old is she?
Ans:  36 Year old

Ques : When was she born?
Ans:  8 June 1985

Ques : Who is her husband?
Ans: Aleksey Mishin

Ques :  Who is her parents?
Ans: Aleksandr Velikiy & Natalya Velikaya

Ques :  Who is she?
Ans:  She is a is a Russian right-handed sabre fencer.

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