(biography, photos, videos) Ekaterina Ilyin
Ekaterina ilina: biography
Ekaterina Ilyina is a Russian handball team «Rostov-don» from Rostov-on-don, as well as women’s national team, which in the summer of 2016 won gold at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
Born and raised Catherine in the city of Togliatti. It was there that she first came to the handball section. One day in class, where he studied Ilyin, came a children’s coach and told the children about the sport. A few girls decided to watch practice, and six of them were able to get to section. Including Kate, who from the first minute fell in love with the atmosphere of team play and intense and serious training.
After graduating from the youth sports school girl was in the youth team of the main club Togliatti «Lada». But it is interesting that Ekaterina Ilyina could not become an athlete. In adolescence on high and striking the girl drew the attention of the breeders of the modeling Agency and tried to persuade her to exchange a handball the ball on the catwalk and a regular photo shoot. Ilina refused, precisely because of the gambling atmosphere of the competition, and, as it says, never about the decision not regretted.
First Ekaterina ilina started with duplicating teams «Lada» from his native city. But in the first team got a strong team, and 18 years to get there the handball was incredibly difficult. So she accepts the invitation of former coach of «Lada» Aleksey Gumanova, headed a new club, and moved to Krasnodar «Kuban», where he goes to take leading roles in women’s handball at the point guard position.
Later, the athlete returned to Tolyatti and won with Lada its first ever trophy, the EHF Cup. But the coveted title of all was given in his hands, therefore, Ilyin moved to Rostov-on-don, where he organized a major project, the command «Rostov-don» under control of a foreign coach Dane Jan Leslie. With this command Catherine not only won the domestic competitions but also perform well in the Champions League.
Well things are going athletes and national teams. Made his debut for Russia Ekaterina Ilyina at the age of 21, almost immediately won the world Cup and in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro helped the team Evgeny Trefilov to win the gold medal. For these services the girl received the title of Honored master of sports, and was awarded «Order of Friendship» at the welcoming ceremony of Olympic athletes, which was held on 25 August 2016 in the Kremlin.
Ekaterina Ilyina not married, but other details of romantic relationships and prefers not to extend.
She loves outdoor activities: attending hockey, football and basketball games, especially support players «Rostov», since they represent the city and in recent years are very effective. Also the handball like going to concerts favorite performers – Zemfira and the band «Bi-2».
Like any young woman, ilina can’t resist the shopping. In her wardrobe a lot of things like sports and formal style, but the most enjoyable Ekaterina ilina classic style in which she feels more confident.