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Anna
Voloshyna
UkraineUkraine, UKR
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 September 1991
Height
168 cm
Family
Husband Andrey Vorobey, one daughter [born 2018]
Residence
United States
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 10 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
"My mother chose synchronised swimming for me."

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Ukraine
Location
Japan

General Interest

Hobbies
Travel, cooking, reading classic literature, spending time with her dog. (Athlete, 18 Dec 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning six medals at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Michael Phelps, French artistic swimmer Virginie Dedieu. (successful-city.com, 12 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If something does not work out, do not give up, you need to go further to your cherished goal." (successful-city.com, 12 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
She and her teammates were named the 2017 Team of the Year at the Heroes of Sports Awards in Ukraine. (xsport.ua, 04 Apr 2018)

She has received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [third grade] in Ukraine. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2017)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COACHING
After the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, she retired from the sport and switched to a coaching role. She coached the Ukrainian youth team and served as an assistant coach for the Ukrainian junior team. She was also a consultant for Mexico's national team for three weeks. In 2019 she was appointed head coach of the United States' junior team. "I am really excited to be a part of the USA team. I know that the girls on the junior team have a big potential and a great future. I'm looking forward to starting work together with such a great team, and all the more so I will work near a spectacular coach and ex-sportswoman, Andrea Fuentes [head coach of the US national team]! I hope that our collaboration will be interesting." (insidesynchro.org, 09 Jun 2019; teamusa.org, 08 Mar 2019; pulsoslp.com.mx, 01 Feb 2019)

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