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Xeniya ROMANCHUK
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Born28 Sep 1997 in Satpayev, KAZ
Height1.65 m
Weight 54 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Satpayev, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Karaganda State University: Kazakhstan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age eight in Satpayev, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
A new swimming pool opened in her city, and she was offered the opportunity to start training there.
Club / Team
Karaganda Region: Kazakhstan
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Kapchagay, KAZ
General Interest
Nicknames
Ksyusha (tsport.ucoz.ru, 25 Dec 2014)
Hobbies
Going out with friends, spending time with her grandparents. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10km at the 2016 Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam, and claiming silver in the 10km at the 2017 Asian Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Athlete, 31 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather and her mother. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini. (Athlete, 31 May 2018)
Injuries
She broke her nose during the 25km race at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. She was unable to finish the race. (prokazan.ru, 09 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Instagram profile, 30 May 2018; sport.gov.kz, 20 Dec 2016)
Other information
SANCTION
In September 2017 she was suspended for four years by the International Swimming Federation [FINA] after she returned a positive sample for dromostanolone at an out-of-competition test. (informburo.kz, 14 Dec 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:45:56.7
30 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:02:00.3
44 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:11:34.4
18 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 1:00:59.3
  2015 Kazan, RUS 25km  DNF
47 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 2:16:23.8
20 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 1:02:12.7
44 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 2:05:21.1
18 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 5:43:40.5
19 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 1:00:15.8
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
59 2017   10km  
36 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:56:58.6
41 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:04:17.80
  2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km  DNF
26 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:10:33.66
26 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:51:27.00
25 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:28:31.04
17 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:16:15
20 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:11:58.1
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2017 Putrajaya, MAS 5km 1:08:22.8
2 2017 Putrajaya, MAS 10km 2:21:04.2