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Athletes

Elvina
Karimova
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 March 1994
Residence
Zlatoust, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - Chelyabinsk State University: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 2004 in Zlatoust, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Dinamo-Uralochka Zlatoust: Russia
Name of coach
Mikhail Nakoryakov [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World League

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and bronze at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 09 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade], and the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016; minsport.gov.ru, 22 Aug 2016)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (schoolswimten.ru, 19 Jul 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)