(biography, photos, videos) Olga Vasyukova
Olga Vasyukova: biography
Future Olympic champion Olga Vasyukova was born 8 may 1980 in the family of Colonel. She has an older brother.
At the insistence of his father at the age of six she had begun to engage in swimming sports. First, for girls it was a common hobby, but soon grew into a professional business. She graduated from the Russian state Academy of physical culture, and later — and the journalism faculty of Moscow state University.
Olga Vasyukova has achieved the highest achievements in the sports field.
First mentor Olga Vasyukova in sport became an honored coach of Russia Elena Polyanskaya. At competitions, she represented the Moscow state physical culture and sports Association. In 1997 he won the gold medal at the world Junior championship, taking first place in group exercises.
Since 1998, played in the national team of Russia in synchronized swimming. In the same year Olga became the winner of the Cup of Europe in group exercises, and a year ago became the first in the world Cup. Twice Russian athlete climbed to the highest step of the podium of the European championship in synchronized swimming, showing the best result in group exercises (1999, 2000).
However, the biggest achievement and source of pride in career Olga Vasukova became an Olympic medal. 29 September 2000 in Sydney, Australia, she won gold in group exercises of synchronized swimming.
After the success of the Olympic athlete decided to move away from swimming, but then made a difficult decision and declared that finishes career. However, completely from the sport Olga refused -tried his hand at coaching.
Vasyukova has the title of honored master of sports of Russia and masters of sports of international class. 19 April 2001, she became a knight of the order of Friendship – the state award of the Russian Federation.
In addition to his sports career, Olga Vasyukova were able to build and television. Since 2003, on the Federal TV channel «Russia 2» has worked as a presenter of the news headings in the program «Big sport». In the framework of the special project «All inclusive» was named «Girl of the month», adorning the cover of the October 2013.
At the moment Vasyukova the program is «All for the match!» on TV channel «Match TV». She took part in the action #Typenames together with other famous people recorded a video in support of Russian national team on the European Championship on football of 2016.
Olga Vasyukova lives and works in Moscow. About my personal life Olympic champion, little is known – in interviews, she avoids dealing with the topic of questions. It is known that in 2007, the athlete gave birth to a daughter Darya Olegovna Shishkov. Reliable information about married Olga Vasyukova today, no.
Despite the fact that his career in synchronized swimming Olga Vasyukova completed, she regularly attends the pool. In her list of Hobbies – dancing, gymnastics, figure skating, yoga, and painting.