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Ekaterina
Tankeeva
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
28 June 1989
Height
173 cm
Weight
76 kg
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Russian
Higher education
Law - 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 water polo at age 12 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her father took her to an ice hockey club first but she didn't like it. Then she switched to water polo as she liked water.
Club / Team
SIS Roma: Italy
Name of coach
Marco Capanna [club], ITA; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Belgrade, SRB

General Interest

Nicknames
Katya (VK profile, 17 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2010 European Championship in Zagreb, Croatia. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be positive." (Athlete, 16 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2011 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.vgsspb.ru, 24 Feb 2011; Athlete, 17 Aug 2017)
Other information
SUSPENSION
She was provisionally suspended by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency [RUSADA] in April 2013 for failing a drugs test. In July 2013 she was handed an 18-month ban for breaching anti-doping rules, with the suspension in place until October 2014. (en.ria.ru, 25 Jul 2013; infosport.ru, 2015)