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Olga
Kozydub
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
04 October 1991
Height
168 cm
Weight
59 kg
Residence
Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Ugra State University: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age eight in Miass, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She liked swimming during physical education lessons at school and her talent for the sport was noticed by a coach.
Club / Team
Ugra Teams Centre of Sports Preparation: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Stepan Ganzey [personal], RUS, from 2009

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Argentina

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading, walking. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 25km at the 2016 European Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Stepan Ganzey. (Athlete, 21 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Open Water Athlete of the Year by the All-Russian Swimming Federation. (swimswam.com, 24 Dec 2016)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 29 Dec 2017; Athlete, 13 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the world championships. (Athlete, 18 Aug 2017)

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