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Sasha TOURETSKI
Sport Swimming
NOC Switzerland   
GenderWomen
Born20 Sep 1994 in Canberra, AUS
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
Her parents were swim coaches and introduced her to the sport. "At age eight, I realised I was living in close contact with the greatest sprinter in history [Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, who was her father's pupil]. Thanks to Popov my love for swimming was born. Those days were among the best memories of my life."
Club / Team
Geneve Natation 1885: Switzerland
Name of coach
Clement Bailly [club]
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (srf.ch, 23 Aug 2015)
Injuries
In December 2019 she underwent shoulder surgery to treat an injury which she sustained during training. (Facebook page, 09 Jul 2020; lemultimedia.info, 12 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If at first you don't succeed, do what your coach told you to do the first time." (swiss-swimming.ch, 2015)
Famous relatives
Her father Gennadi Touretski was a swimming coach and trained former world and Olympic champion Alexander Popov. (swimswam.com, 16 Sep 2020; srf.ch, 23 Aug 2015)
Other information
FROM AUSTRALIA TO SWITZERLAND
Born in Canberra, ACT, Australia, she initially represented her country of birth at international level. She moved to Switzerland in 2004, gained citizenship in 2015 and began competing for her new nation later that year. She also holds Australian and Russian citizenship. (lemultimedia.info, 12 Dec 2019; nzz.ch, 08 Aug 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 02 Mar 2020)

FIRST NAME
She was named Alexandra after her father's pupil, Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. "Popov is my godfather. Thanks to Popov my love for swimming was born." (swimbiz.it, 28 Jun 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 25.66
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.68
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.89
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 27.04
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 56.20
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 25.49
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:43.70
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 26.87
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:49.11
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.84
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.96
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.34
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.38
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 25.49
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 57.28
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 27.03
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:01.42
12 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.22 
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 26.66
15 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 28.70
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.85
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 27.47
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 25.97
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 1:01.22
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 57.13
7 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:41.76
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 59.58
8 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 1:00.64
8 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.81
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:00.78
5 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 26.80
6 2019 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 1:00.35
49 2018   Overall Ranking  
6 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.98
5 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 29.44
5 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 1:00.44
7 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 26.14
5 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 26.95
8 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 26.18
7 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 58.33
5 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 28.74
6 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 25.21
5 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.35
3 2018 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 59.17