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Angelika
Timanina
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 April 1989
Height
175 cm
Weight
55 kg
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Ural State Pedagogical University, Institute of Physical Education: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After the opening of the synchronised swimming club in her hometown, her parents asked her if she wanted to learn how to dance on water. It sounded beautiful to her, so she began to train there.

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA

General Interest

Hobbies
Surfing, fashion, travelling. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (peopletalk.ru, 27 Jan 2015)
Injuries
In 2013 she suffered hand injuries and took a 12-month break from competition. (glamour.ru, 15 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life, it gave me everything." (peopletalk.ru, 27 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)

For her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was decorated with the Order of Friendship by the president of Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her sister is a Master of Sport in Russian Federation in artistic gymnastics. (allure.ru, 10 Oct 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In July 2016 she announced that she would not compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as she had not trained for half a year due to serious wrist injuries that she had suffered for several years. "I do not exclude a possibility that one day I will come back to synchronised swimming. I need rest from sport now - I want to recover, and try living a normal life, start my own business," she said. (ru.hellomagazine.com, 10 Jul 2016)

TV AND ACTING CLASSES
In October 2013 she announced she had taken a pause in her sports career caused by the recovery period after her wrist injuries and entered Ostankino Television School where she has studied at the "TV and radio news presenter" faculty. During that period, she also graduated from the International Acting Academy Doors To Hollywood in Moscow where she studied acting. (glamour.ru, 08 Oct 2013)