ROMASHINA Svetlana

21 Sep 1989
31
Female
MOSCOW
 
Russian Federation
MOSCOW
 
Russian Federation

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
SWA Artistic Swimming Duet 1 Gold Medal
Team 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocationDuetTeam
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA1st (194.991)1st (196.144)
2012London, GBR1st (197.100)1st (197.030)
2008Beijing, CHN-1st (99.500)

World Championships - Solo and Duet events
YearLocationSolo TRSolo FRDuet TRDuet FR
2019Gwangju, KOR-1st (97.133)1st (95.901)1st (97.500)
2015Kazan, RUS1st (95.268)-1st (95.467)1st (98.200)
2013Barcelona, ESP1st (96.800)1st (97.340)1st (97.300)1st (97.680)
2011Shanghai, CHN--1st (98.200)1st (98.410)
2009Rome, ITA--1st (98.667)1st (98.833)
2007Melbourne, VIC, AUS--1st1st

World Championships - Team events
YearLocationTeamTeam TRTeam FRFR Combination
2019Gwangju, KOR---1st
2015Kazan, RUS---1st (98.300)
2011Shanghai, CHN---1st (98.470)
2009Rome, ITA-1st (98.833)1st (99.167)-
2007Melbourne, VIC, AUS-1st (99.000)1st (99.000)1st (99.000)
2005Montreal, QC, CAN1st (99.334)--1st (99.333)

European Championships
YearLocationDuet TRDuet FRTeam TR
2020Budapest, HUN1st (96.290)1st (97.900)1st (95.670)


Legend
TR - Technical Routine, FR - Free Routine, PR - Preliminary Round, X - Mixed
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Sveta, Romashka, Demoness [after coach Tatiana Pokrovskaya said she had a demonic mindset] (sport-express.ru, 15 Apr 2021; rg.ru, 14 Jul 2019; Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)
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Fishing, gathering mushrooms, sailing, helping stray animals. (Instagram profile, 17 Aug 2020; Athlete, 18 Mar 2016)
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Athlete, Student
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Sport Management - Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, Russian Federation
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Husband Nikolay Zakharov, daughter Alexandra [2017]
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English, Russian
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Youth of Moscow [Russian Federation]
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Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Tatiana Danchenko [personal], RUS
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2005 for Russian Federation, World Championships in Montreal, Canada (Athlete, 06 Jan 2015)
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In mid 2010 she had a hernia operation that kept her out of the pool until November of that year. She started training seriously again in February 2011. She underwent a similar procedure in January 2014 and was sidelined for three months. (sport-express.ru, 19 Jul 2014; gzt.ru, 21 Sep 2010)
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She began training in artistic swimming at age six in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 06 Jan 2015)
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Asked to choose between dancing and artistic swimming, she decided on the latter because she did not like her dance partner and also enjoyed swimming alone at first. (mk.ru, 18 Sep 2013)
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To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rt.com, 12 Aug 2020)
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She trains for at least 10 hours daily. (matchtv.ru, 05 Aug 2020)
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Winning a total of five Olympic gold medals, claiming four gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, and being the Russian flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021; Athlete, 23 Dec 2016)
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US basketball player Michael Jordan, German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher. (youngstars.ru, 26 Aug 2012)
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Her mother. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)
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"Competition is the best practice. There is no limit to perfection." (fina.org, 16 Apr 2021)
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She was named the International Swimming Federation [FINA] Artistic Swimmer of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019, sharing it on the last occasion with Svetlana Kolesnichenko of the Russian Federation. (fina.org, 07 Feb 2020)

In recognition of winning two gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Honour of the Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021; kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

In 2013 and 2015 she was named European Synchronised Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming League [LEN]. (swimswam.com, 07 Jan 2016, 02 Dec 2013)

For winning two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was decorated with the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [fourth grade] of the Russian Federation and, for winning gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, she received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. She also holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 27 Dec 2019; pravo.gov.ru, 13 Aug 2012; kremlin.ru, 02 Aug 2009)

General Interest

General
RETIREMENT PLANS
She plans to retire from competitive artistic swimming after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "Tokyo will be my fourth Games, and I pretty well realise that they should be the last one in my athlete's career. It's very likely to be my final performance. My family is waiting for me. I would very much like to have a second baby. There are a lot of thoughts in my head, where to go. Maybe coaching, maybe international sport relations. I'd also love to become a part of the FINA family, and work for the benefit of the artistic swimming movement." (fina.org, 21 Apr 2021)

CAREER BREAK
After the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she took a break from competing and became a coach with the Russian junior artistic swimming team, as well as assistant coach of the senior national team. She did not compete at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, as she was pregnant with her first child. In September 2018 she resumed training. (gq.ru, 27 May 2020; tass.ru, 08 Aug 2018; rsport.ria.ru, 12 Jul 2017)

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
She has served as a member of the Athletes' Commission of the Russian Olympic Committee [ROC]. (olympic.ru, 21 Nov 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2015 she graduated from the Moscow State University in the Russian Federation, where she had studied sports management. In 2017 she started a post-graduate degree in coaching at the Volga Region State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism in Kazan, Russian Federation. (sport.business-gazeta.ru, 01 Oct 2017; Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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