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Vlada
Chigireva
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 December 1994
Height
162 cm
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sports Psychology - 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 training at age five in Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from rhythmic gymnastics to artistic swimming. Her mother Irina Chigireva is a coach, so she spent a lot of time at the pool from a young age.
Club / Team
MGFSO: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Yelena Polyanskaya [personal], RUS, from 2008; Marina Terekhova [personal], RUS

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia

General Interest

Hobbies
Music, dancing, snowboarding, surfing. (rsport.ria.ru, 17 May 2019; Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmers Olga Brusnikina, Maria Kiseleva, Natalia Ishchenko and Anastasia Davydova, French artistic swimmer Virginie Dedieu, Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She injured her knee in 2017 and did not compete at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. After surgery, she returned to full training with the national team in November 2018. (rsport.ria.ru, 10 Nov 2018; rsport.ria.ru, 31 May 2018; tass.ru, 31 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work, patience and talent." (vm.ru, 03 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation in 2016 in recognition of winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 27 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rsport.ria.ru, 17 May 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2017 she started a sports management degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University in the Russian Federation. She has also studied English and Spanish. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2016; rsport.ria.ru, 04 Sep 2017)

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