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Evgeniya IVANOVA
Sport Water Polo
Born26 Jul 1987 in Gorky, URS
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Kirishi, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Teaching - Minin University: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 2000 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her grandfather and father played water polo, so she followed them into the sport.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Naritsa [club], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
International Debut
Competing for
European Championship
Belgrade, SRB
General Interest
Reading, travelling. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning bronze at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 May 2021; Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Alexander Kabanov and Alexander Gaidukov, and her father Andrey Ivanov. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Defeat yourself, and you will defeat the whole world." (Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] and the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016; minsport.gov.ru, 22 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
Her father Andrey Ivanov represented the Soviet Union at junior level in water polo. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2014)

 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  
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  
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
1 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
1 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team