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Gelena
Topilina
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
11 January 1994
Height
175 cm
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - State University of Management: Moscow, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age five in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS

International Debut

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

General Interest

Hobbies
Embroidery, puzzles, reading. (zelenograd.ru, 30 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Anastasia Davydova. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
For winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2016)
Other information
BREAK
In 2017 she decided to take a break from the sport to concentrate on her studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russian Federation, and her work at Dynamo club's central council. (Athlete, 31 May 2018; rsport.ria.ru, 20 Jun 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in political science at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 25 Dec 2016)