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Anastasiya SHKURDAI
Sport Swimming
NOC Belarus   
GenderWomen
Born03 Jan 2003 in Brest, BLR
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brest, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven in Brest, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"I got into swimming by accident. One day my grandmother called and offered to go to the pool after school. We came, my grandmother swam at the centre and told me not to swim after her - it was deep and dangerous there. I swam anyway. When we were leaving, coach Victoria Astakhova noticed me and invited me for trial."
Name of coach
Olga Yasenovich [personal], BLR, from 2010
Training Regime
She trains for a total of seven hours daily, including four hours in the water.
General Interest
Nicknames
Nastya (vb.by, 09 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books, fishing. (by.tribuna.com, 24 Jul 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Olga Yasenovich. (pressball.by, 24 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (belfastmedia.by, 01 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard now, and you will live later." (noc.by, 25 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (blrswimming.by, 24 Apr 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (pressball.by, 24 May 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 57.05
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke DNS
28 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 55.17
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.35
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:00.49
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Backstroke 2:03.26
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 56.99
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 56.37
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.39
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.97
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.69
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.20
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 58.44
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 27.40
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:02.68
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 29.16
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:14.29
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 58.10
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.14
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.52
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 56.18
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:46.82
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:00.37
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 27.55
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 56.35
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Individual Medley 58.55
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.60
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.28
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.35
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 56.21
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 25.28
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 58.70
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.65
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.09
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 2:08.40
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.41
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.69
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 58.47
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.74
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 29.22
7 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.63
6 2018 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 1:00.16