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Anna
Karnaukh
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 August 1993
Height
173 cm
Weight
61 kg
Residence
Kirishi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Management - St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Kirishi, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother brought her to a sports school where, after a year of swimming, she began water polo training.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Kabanov [club], RUS; Alexander Naritsa [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN

General Interest

Hobbies
Dancing, snowboarding. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning the 2016/17 LEN Euro League. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 22 Aug 2016)

For winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Other information
TORCH BEARER
In October 2013 she took part in the torch relay for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sportkinef.ru, 28 Oct 2013)