Maria Valeryevna Mazina (born 18 April 1964) is a Russian women's épée fencer. She is an Olympic champion, and a 5-time world women's épée champion.
Early and personal life
Mazina was born in Moscow, Russia, and is Jewish. She lives in Moscow.
Mazina began fencing at the age of 12.
Mazina is a 5-time world women's épée champion.
She won a team bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. Mazina and her teammates defeated Hungary in the third-place match (45–44) to capture the bronze medal.
Mazina also won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics in team épée in 2000. Russia defeated Switzerland, 45–35, in the final. In the individual épée competition, Mazina was eliminated in the third round by Margherita Zalaffi of Italy (13–15).
Mazina won a gold medal in the 2001 Maccabiah Games.
She is an instructor at Maccabi Moscow, of which she has been a member since 1995 when it was first organized. She visited Israel for a Maccabi program. In 2015, she was the Russian Federation's epee team coach.