Fencing has been very successful for Estonia in the past few decades. Oksana Jermakova became the first fencing World Champion for Estonia winning Individual Épée in 1993. Irina Embrich has won some medals in the past years, but unfortunately failed to qualify to the 2008 Summer Olympics. Nikolai Novosjolov was the only Estonian fencer to compete at the 2008 Olympic tournament and became world champion in 2010. Estonia has won 10 World Fencing Championships medals and several European Fencing Championships medals.
Jaan Kirsipuu has been the bestEstonian road bicycle racer. He haswon 4 Tour de France stages and1 Vuelta a España stage. Jaankirsipuu also wore the yellowjersey for six days in the1999 Tourde France.Erika Salumäe is an Estonian trackbicycle racer who won the firstOlympic gold medal for Estonia afterthe country regained its independencein 1991.Rein Taaramäe finished the 2011 Tourde France in 11th place and won the14th stage of 2011 Vuelta a España. Healso held the white jersey for Stage 8and 9 in the 2012 Tour de France.
Markko Märtin was the firstEstonian who managed to winthe WRC rally. Markko has scored5 WRC victories, total of 18podium finishes, 207 points and101 stage wins. In 2004, hefinished the season with 3rdplace. Markko was one of the bestrally drivers, but now he hasretired. But thousand of rally fansfrom Estonia are still interested ofWRC, visiting Rally Finland.
Marko Asmer is an Estonian autoracing driver, whose careerin single seater junior formula isnotable for his British FormulaThree Championship title in2007. Asmer is also the firstEstonian to test a FormulaOne car.Kevin Korjus is an Estonian racingdriver. In 2010, he wonthe Eurocup Formula Renault2.0 championship.
In the Estonian folk calendarEaster is celebrated not only as agreat church holiday but also as aspring holiday to welcome thearrival of the lighter and warmerseason. And although chocolateeggs and bright-coloured feathershave found their way into Estonianfamily traditions, many of the oldcustoms are being kept alive, too.