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Olga BELYAEVA
Sport Water Polo
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born18 Mar 1985 in Volgodonsk, URS
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Dmitry, daughter Maria
Other names
Olga Fomicheva
Residence
Kirishi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Teaching - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1995 in Volgodonsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She competed in swimming, but at the same time she watched water polo training sessions and enjoyed it, so she gradually transitioned from swimming to water polo.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Kabanov [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
Handedness
Right
Footedness
Left
International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Olenka (VK profile, 15 Oct 2015)
Hobbies
Embroidery, reading, going out with family, travelling. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2006 European Championship in Belgrade, Serbia. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2017)
Injuries
She missed the end of the 2013/14 season and the beginning of the 2014/15 seasons due to a shoulder injury and surgery. (sportkinef.ru, 11 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
She holds the titles of Honoured Master of Sport, and Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 16 May 2016; sportkinef.ru, 19 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Economics where she studied economics and management in petrol, gas and chemical complexes. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)

TORCH BEARER
In October 2013 she took part in the Olympic torch relay for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sportkinef.ru, 28 Oct 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2012 London, ENG Team  
7 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
3 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
4 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2006 Tianjin, CHN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
1 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
1 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team