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Anna PIROZHENKO
Sport Water Polo
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born31 Jan 1988 in Volgodonsk, URS
Height1.85 m
Weight 87 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Pyotr Pirozhenko
Other names
Anna Grineva
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Krasnodar, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 13 in Volgodonsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her swimming coach suggested she should try water polo.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Anya (VK profile, 18 Mar 2017)
Hobbies
Travelling. (Athlete, 12 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Apr 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her first swimming coach, who suggested she try playing water polo. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Serbian water polo player Filip Filipovic. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
For winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2016 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 22 Aug 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in 2017. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team