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Daria
Selvanovskaya
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 May 1995
Height
160 cm
Weight
49 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Alexander, one child
Residence
Elektrostal, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age six in Elektrostal, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
A diving coach came to the kindergarten she was in and suggested she should try the sport. Her parents agreed because they wanted her to learn how to swim because she was afraid of water.
Club / Team
Elektrostal Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Russia
Name of coach
Tatiana Lavushkina, RUS; Natalia Sokolova, RUS

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Shanghai, CHN

General Interest

Nicknames
Dasha (Facebook profile, 15 Jan 2018)
Hobbies
Cross-stitching. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 10m synchronised platform at the 2011 European Championships in Turin, Italy. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian divers Dmitri Sautin and Yulia Pakhalina. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Injuries
She suffered a finger injury at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (covsmo.ru, 10 Jul 2015)

She was troubled by several injuries in 2010. (sovsport.ru, 19 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, and believe in yourself." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016; russiadive.ru, 03 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives
Her mother Elena Govor was a gymnast. (sovsport.ru, 19 Apr 2011)