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Darina
Valitova
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
10 February 1997
Height
172 cm
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I liked synchronised swimming because it involves dancing, gymnastics, acrobatics - and all that in the water."
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow [RUS] / Anastasia Davydova Olympic Centre of Synchronised Swimming [RUS]:
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Yekaterina Piskareva [personal], RUS; Daria Alexandrova [personal], RUS

International Debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General Interest

Hobbies
Cross-stitching, playing the synthesiser, painting, reading. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, and two gold medals at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmers Anastasia Davydova, Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 27 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 Dec 2016)