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Veronika ANDRUSENKO
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born20 Jan 1991 in Mikhaylovka, URS
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Vyacheslav Andrusenko
Other names
Veronika Popova
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health: St. Petersburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight in Nevinnomyssk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised her to take up swimming to improve her posture.
Club / Team
Republic of Tatarstan Centre of Sports Preparation: Kazan, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Tarasov [personal], RUS, from 2016
General Interest
Hobbies
Embroidery, reading. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the women's 4x100m medley relay at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 May 2021; Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Roman Ivanovsky. (stapravda.ru, 31 Dec 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"This is our life, and to achieve results it's necessary to really, really work." (stapravda.ru, 15 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (kfis.spb.ru, 12 Sep 2018)
Famous relatives
Her husband Vyacheslav Andrusenko has represented the Russian Federation in swimming. He competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and won silver medals in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x200m mixed freestyle relay at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He also won bronze medals in 200m freestyle at the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel and in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2014 World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 May 2021; russwimming.ru, 06 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2020)
Other information
HEALTH BREAK
Due to health problems she did not compete for around six months in 2018 and missed that year's European championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 May 2021; news.sportbox.ru, 07 Nov 2018; iz.ru, 29 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
21 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:59.17
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:52.15
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:57.22
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 54.60
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.26
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
6 2012 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:57.25 
Heats 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 54.66
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
4 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.03
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:08.60
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:57.65
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 54.78
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:48.25
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:07.59
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:55.26
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:48.59
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.49
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.38
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.02
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:56.16
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 54.90
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.19
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.63
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.21
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:59.31
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 54.15
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:59.12
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.47
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.45
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:58.98
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.82
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.38
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:54.26
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.35
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:36.64
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:32.48
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:53.39 
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 52.53 
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:58.90 
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:39.93
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.61
4 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:52.84
8 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 52.45
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.68
8 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:44.04
2 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.13
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 2:08.33
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:54.68
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 57.82
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 53.86
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.72
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:42.77
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.04
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:06.39
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:57.99
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 54.90
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:48.97
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.58
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:53.08
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:57.20
5 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 54.34
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.60
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:54.86
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.55
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:47.34
6 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:01.56
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:00.17
Semifinal 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 55.08
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:59.11
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.06
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:53.75
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:08.50
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.59
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Freestyle 1:52.46
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Freestyle 52.02
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.62
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:46.34
7 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Freestyle 52.73
3 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:37.13
3 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:53.62
1 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.53
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Freestyle 52.86
6 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Butterfly 58.31 
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Freestyle 1:54.20
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.10 
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.75 
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:59.58
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.10
5 2019 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:12.77
5 2019 Kazan, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:48.81
5 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:16.10
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.10
5 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 52.99
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.39
13 2014   Overall  
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:55.33
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.75
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.43
3 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Individual Medley 1:01.66
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:54.88
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:11.64
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 53.71
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.75
4 2013 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:54.85
4 2013 Moscow, RUS 50m Freestyle 25.87
3 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 53.94
8 2013 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 1:01.85
3 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.42
7 2012 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 2:11.99
7 2012 Moscow, RUS 400m Individual Medley 4:41.73
7 2012 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 1:00.96
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.25
11 2010   Overall  
1 2010 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:55.25
2 2010 Moscow, RUS 100m Freestyle 54.10
3 2008 Moscow, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:11.57