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Evgeniya
Ivanova
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 July 1987
Height
176 cm
Weight
67 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 2000 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her grandfather and father played water polo, so she followed them into the sport.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Kabanov [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right

International Debut

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

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading, travelling. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2017)
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 father. (Athlete, 11 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)
Famous relatives
Her father Andrey Ivanov represented the Soviet Union at junior level in water polo. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2017)