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Coach Natalia Markowska, PHD


Member of the Polish National Epee Team 2000 - 2006

5-time World Cup Medalist (Individual)

Bronze Medalist of European Championships

Notable results as a National Coach:

4 World and European Medals (Individual) 2013-2019

9 Medals (6 Gold) in European, World Championships and World Cups (Team) 2017-2021


Natalia Markowska is a certified 1st class fencing coach, corrective gymnastics instructor

and athletics as well as a graduate of postgraduate studies in motor preparation in team sports.

Since 2013, she has been an Assistant Coach of the Polish National Team (Women's Epee) preparing the fencers to compete in international tournaments, including the Olympic Games.

Since 2022 - 2024, she has been a Head Epee Fencing Coach at the ZFC - Zürcher Fechtclub in Switzerland.

Natalia Markowska commenced her fencing career at the Youth Palace in Katowice in 1994. Representing the Katowice Fencing Club, she initially secured medals in National competitions, propelling her into the esteemed ranks of the Junior National Team. Throughout her career, she has proudly represented our country in numerous World and European Championships, achieving podium placements in World Cups. In 2006, she initiated collaboration with the AZS AWF Club in Wrocław, only to return to Katowice a year later to represent the AZS AWF Katowice Club.

In her academic journey:

In 2004, Natalia embarked on her MA studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice, majoring in Mathematics. Balancing her dedication to her sports career, she commenced studies in Physical Education at the Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław in 2006, ultimately earning her master's degree in Katowice.

Since 2016, she has pursued a third-degree qualification at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, focusing primarily on the integration of fencing into scientific discourse, evident through her presentations at scientific and methodological conferences and contributions to scientific publications.

Her active participation in scientific conferences includes:

- Presentation on "Visual and tactical stimulation and the time of a simple sensorimotor response in fencing" at the Scientific and methodological conference titled "Fencing from a scientific perspective and training" (part of the European Fencing Festival) by the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, June 3, 2016.
- Speech on "Opti Track as a tool for analyzing the technique of Polish junior fencers" at the Scientific and methodological conference titled "Fencing from a scientific perspective and training" (part of the European Fencing Festival) by the School of Physical Education and Sport AMU and Faculty of Social Sciences AMU, Poznań, June 1-2, 2017.
- Contribution to the study "Time structure and value of EMG signal in selected technical elements of women's epee" presented at the 23rd Annual Congress of the ECSS in Dublin,  Ireland on July 4-7, 2018, by Borysiuk Z. and Markowska N.
- Presentation on "Activities with a flick in epee fencing - a comparative analysis of M/W epee bouts" at the National Conference of Doctoral Students and Student Scientific Circles by the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice Jerzy Kukuczka, Katowice, June 6, 2019.

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