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Mariya KAMENEVA
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born27 May 1999 in Orenburg, RUS
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Mikhail Vekovishchev
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Biotechnology - Orenburg State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 in Orenburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She followed her aunt into the sport.
Club / Team
Ekran Aquatics Sports School of Olympic Reserve: St. Petersburg, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Gorelik [personal], RUS; Svetlana Yegorenko, RUS
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, reading, spending time with family, walking. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the 2019 European Short Course Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2021; Athlete, 10 Sep 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coach Svetlana Yegorenko. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
She and boxer Gabil Mamedov were named the 2019 Athletes of the Year by the city administration of Orenburg, Russian Federation. (orengorsport.ru, 02 Jun 2020)

In 2018 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 20 Jul 2018)
Famous relatives
Her partner Mikhail Vekovishchev has represented the Russian Federation in swimming. He won silver in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay and bronze in the men's 4x100m medley relay at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. He also won gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2021 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Her aunt Anna Kuzmicheva also represented Russian Federation in swimming and won gold in the women's 4x100m medley relay at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also won four gold medals at the 2006 European Junior Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2021; Instagram profile, 09 Dec 2020; Athlete, 18 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rsport.ria.ru, 06 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 59.49
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.83
20 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 53.92
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.93
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:42.45
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 53.45
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 24.31
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.78
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.72
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.97
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.63
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.06
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 58.97
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.85
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.09
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.73
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:32.48
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.73
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.33
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.98
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 26.15
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 58.09
46 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 25.96 
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.73
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.61
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.29
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 59.22
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 54.60
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.25
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.60
17 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 27.70
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 24.40 
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 54.07
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.65
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.22
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.50
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 26.08
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 29.24
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 1:04.08
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 27.54
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 56.10
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley 57.59
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 23.56
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.31
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.96
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.99
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.22
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 26.56
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 57.01
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 53.55
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 23.88
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.59
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.75
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.53
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.31
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.65
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 54.40
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 59.86
3 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:51.10
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.10
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 27.95
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 59.27
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.32
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 53.52
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:27.85
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.38
49 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 52.84
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.56
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.08
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 57.27
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.45
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.90
4 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle 24.07
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 57.74
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 53.19
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 26.30
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.96
2 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.00
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 28.38
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.68
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.22
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.94
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:47.77
50 2017   Overall  
7 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.73
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 57.09
4 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 26.73
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 54.51
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 27.48
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.78
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 50m Backstroke 27.65
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.26