July 7, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vladimir Nazlymov was named Ohio State’s head men’s and women’s fencing coach today, replacing Charlotte Remenyik, who served for 21 years as the Buckeyes’ mentor. The 53-year-old Nazlymov becomes the 11th head fencing coach in OSU history, and just the third in the women’s program’s history.

Nazlymov brings an impressive resume to the OSU program. As a member of the Soviet Union Olympic team, Nazlymov won gold medals in 1968, 1976 and 1980, while earning silver medals in 1972 and 1976. He also earned a bronze medal in 1972.

Nazlymov is a ten-time world champion, including two individual and eight team titles. He was captain of the USSR Olympic team from 1970-80 and was twice named the world’s best fencer by the International Fencing Federation. He served as the captain of the United States’ team at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships and for the 1995 and 1997 World University Games teams.

Nazlymov also has a wealth of coaching experience. For the past eight years, he has served as the head fencing coach for the Kansas City, Miss., School District. He currently is the U.S. Sabre National Coach, where he has prepared the national team for the 1994-99 world championships and the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games. Nazlymov also is the head coach at the Kansas City Olympic Fencing Center.

In addition to his experience in the United States, Nazlymov has served as the USSR National Fencing team’s head coach (1986-88), leading the squad to a silver-medal finish at the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul. Nazlymov also served as the Soviet Union Military Fencing team’s head coach from 1976-1990.

Nazlymov is an internationally-ranked referee and has officiated at the 1988 Olympic games and several World Championships. He is a 1970 graduate of the Daghestan State Pedagogical Institute in Mahachkala, USSR, where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physical Education.

Ohio State loses just three players from the 1998-99 squad which took 10th place at the NCAA Championship this year. The women’s team returns several key athletes, including 1997 foil national champion Yelena Kalkina.

-Go Bucks!-