(biography, photos, videos) Svetlana Romashina
Svetlana Romashina: biography
Svetlana Romashina is a young Russian athlete who, despite his age, is already one of the most decorated synchronized swimmers in the history of the Russian national team. She won 18 times the gold medal of the World Championships 10 times – Europe and five times rose on the top step of the podium at the Olympic games.
Svetlana was born in Moscow, although her parents are natives of Astrakhan. When she was 5 years old, my mom took her swimming pool is a paddling pool for their daughter learned to float on the water. The basics of swimming Romashina learned pretty quickly and the first coach of the future stars, Olga Gerasimov, said that such data cannot be lost nothing.
Teacher invited mother Svetlana to translate it or to a group of academic swim or girls synchronized swimming. After consulting the parents recorded Romashin in a more feminine sport. After some time, the girl additionally became interested in ballroom dancing. There she went by the example of his elder brother, who has already shown some success on the floor. The schedule of the child was incredibly rich: before lunch school, quick snack, pool and dance Studio. And in the evening still need to prepare lessons for tomorrow.
At the age of 10 Svetlana Romashina was discovered gastritis. Many weeks she spent in a hospital bed, and then said goodbye to ballroom dancing and focused on synchronized swimming. It should be noted that until the senior classes, the girl managed to go to comprehensive school, not a specialized sport, as a lot of guys who decided to make a career related to physical activity.
But in 15 years, the world has already made the national team and for several months was at the meeting. By the way, she is the youngest member of the Russian national team, and her record is still not beaten. Then she had to transfer to home schooling, and the last two classes Romashina finished remotely, sending completed assignments via e-mail.
And she learned well, and by results of examinations was enrolled in Moscow state University of Economics, statistics and Informatics. The fact that she specifically wanted to get sports education non-core. Later she received a second degree, the faculty of sports management, Moscow state University.
During her career, Svetlana Romashina conquered many peaks, which is the goal of every professional athlete. She began to win major awards with the very first discipline at the world Championships in Montreal, when she was only 16 years old. She then became famous thanks to the Olympic games in Beijing, but it is particularly prominent brought Romashina in the duet with partner in the national team Natalia Ishchenko.
The girls are so perfectly held its performances in London, was the Olympic gold twice. By the way, the only one among all athletes. Later Romashina competed in pair a synchronized swimming together with Svetlana Kolesnichenko. But at the Summer Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, she again teamed up with previous colleague.
For all sports fans Romashina from Russia, Ishchenko and young synchronized swimmer Maria Shurochkina were the main hopes for water sports. And girls met all expectations. Svetlana Romashina and Natalia Ishchenko did not leave any chance to competitors in the duet competition, and in a couple of days in groups Romashina became the fivefold Olympic champion.
Svetlana Romashina quite a long time was in a romantic relationship with a young man named Nikolay Zaharov. He is not a professional athlete, although sometimes plays hockey at the Amateur level. By the way, thanks to him, the girl also was carried away «game for real men» and trying not to miss the interesting games on the rink.
In 2015, the young people decided to register their relationship officially. In mid December they played a beautiful wedding and became husband and wife.
Few of the fans Svetlana Romashina knows that she is an incredible sweet tooth, especially can’t imagine good day without chocolate, which is called «hormone of joy». However, training athletes is so serious that all the extra calories spent.
But even the main hobby is connected with water element. Recently Romashina seriously interested in sailing and has several times participated in regattas, although so far had to do without the prizes. But the yacht, the sails and the helm so attractive athlete, she’s thinking to go in this sport, when a career in synchronized swimming will come to an end.