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Diana
Antonova
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 January 1993
Height
172 cm
Weight
58 kg
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing at age 10 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother introduced her and her older sister to the sport.

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading books. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2009 World U18 Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Aleksandra has also represented the Russian Federation in water polo. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in 2017 to focus on her studies. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2017)

STRUGGLING START
As a child she was afraid of the water. Her mother, a swimming coach, decided to help her overcome this fear by taking her to swimming lessons. She nearly drowned in her first lesson and then refused to go near the pool. She eventually overcame her fear and joined the water polo training group. (student-campus.blogspot.com, 20 Jun 2013)