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Nadezhda
Bazhina
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
29 December 1987
Height
170 cm
Weight
59 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Konstantin
Residence
Penza, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Penza State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age six in Penza, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her parents used to take her to their training sessions directly from kindergarten. One day she asked them to start coaching her.
Club / Team
Penza School of Supreme Sports Skill [RUS] / Central Army Sports Club [CSKA] [RUS]:
Name of coach
Irina Bazhina [mother], RUS; Valery Bazhin [father], RUS

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Budapest, HUN

General Interest

Hobbies
Photography, painting, spending time with her dogs. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Her mother and coach Irina Bazhina [nee Kalinina]. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2016)
Injuries
A back injury forced her to withdraw from the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation. (penzainform.ru, 08 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2010 Athlete of the Year in the Penza region of the Russian Federation. (russiandiving.net, 14 Jan 2011)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 26 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
Her mother Irina Bazhina [nee Kalinina] won the gold medal in the 3m springboard for the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Her father Valery Bazhin earned the title of Master of Sport of International Class in diving. (vyatskiydom.ru, 11 Jul 2013; russiandiving.net, 17 Aug 2010)