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Artem
Silchenko
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
High diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 February 1984
Height
180 cm
Weight
80 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Polina, son Timofey
Residence
Voronezh, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Voronezh State Institute of Physical Education: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 1988 in Voronezh, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother liked the sport, and was a friend of his first coach.
Club / Team
Diving Sports School of Olympic Reserve 'Dmitri Sautin': Voronezh, RUS
Name of coach
Gennady Starodubtsev, RUS; Polina Levkina, UKR; Dmitri Sautin, RUS

General Interest

Hobbies
Scuba diving, playing chess, reading books. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the 2013 Cliff Diving World Series. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oleg Vyshivanov. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin. (Athlete, 21 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a torn muscle in September 2015 ruling him out of the 2015 Cliff Diving World Series event in Bilbao, Spain. His expected recovery period was six weeks. (redbullcliffdiving.com, 25 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can win and I must win." (redbullcliffdiving.com 06 Jun 2013)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017; minsport.gov.ru, 14 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His wife Polina is an artistic swimmer and his younger brother Ivan is also a high diver. (allsportinfo.ru, 19 May 2013)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games, and to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 09 Apr 2017; rsport.ria.ru, 30 Jul 2017)
Other information
TRAINING IN CHINA
After retiring from pool diving in 2004, he moved to the People's Republic of China to learn high diving. (allsportinfo.ru, 19 May 2013)

SHOWMAN
He has worked as a performer in a water show on a Caribbean cruise liner, where his fellow performers have included his younger brother, Ivan, who is also a high diver, and his wife, Polina, who is a synchronised swimmer. (allsportinfo.ru, 19 May 2013)

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