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Anna KARNAUKH
Sport Water Polo
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born31 Aug 1993 in Kirishi, RUS
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kirishi, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics, Management - Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Kirishi, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her to a sports school where, after a year of swimming, she began water polo training.
Club / Team
KINEF-Surgutneftegaz: Kirishi, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Naritsa [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading books, studying English, skiing, snowboarding. (sportkinef.ru, 26 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning the 2016/17 European Swimming League [LEN] Euro League with KINEF-Surgutneftegaz. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 May 2021; Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named Best Goalkeeper at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (wp2020budapest.com, 26 Jan 2020)

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)

In October 2013 she took part in the torch relay for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sportkinef.ru, 28 Oct 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 31 Jan 2020)

 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  
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