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Ekaterina PROKOFYEVA
Sport Water Polo
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born13 Mar 1991 in Volgodonsk, URS
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kirishi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Kuban State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Volgodonsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from swimming to water polo as her swimming coach was also playing water polo and suggested she try the sport.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Naritsa [club], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Málaga, ESP
General Interest
Hobbies
Shopping, cooking, hiking, cycling, going to the theatre, spending time with friends and family. (Athlete, 13 May 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Stanislav Sergeyev. (Athlete, 15 May 2021)
Awards and honours
She was selected for the Media All-Star Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fina.org, 07 Aug 2021)

In 2016 she received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

She was included in the All-Star team at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (fina.org, 02 Aug 2013)

In 2010 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Other information
TAKING A BREAK
She decided to take a one-year break from playing for the Russian national team following the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (matchtv.ru, 18 Jan 2022)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
6 2012 London, ENG Team  
7 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Surgut, RUS Team  
6 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
5 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
6 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
1 2008 Málaga, ESP Team