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Alla
Shishkina
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 August 1989
Height
170 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Victor Kurinnoy
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Media Professional - Television, Model
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Tourism - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age seven in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She saw artistic swimming on television and asked her parents to take her to the pool.
Club / Team
MGFSO [RUS] / Dynamo [RUS]:
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Natalia Chizhova [personal], RUS

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Location
Andorra

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching films, listening to music, travelling. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the team event at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)
Injuries
In May 2013 she suffered a pinched nerve in her back. (medportal.ru, 23 Sep 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life reaches its peak in those moments when all its forces are striving to achieve the goals set before it." (VK page, 31 May 2018)
Awards and honours
For winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Honour of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

For her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was presented with the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (pravo.gov.ru, 15 Aug 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (kaliningradka-korolyov.ru, 06 Mar 2018)
Other information
HIATUS
She took a break from the sport following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In November 2017 she announced that she would return to training in January 2018. (tass.ru, 16 Nov 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She has also studied sports management at Lomonosov Moscow State University. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)