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Elvina KARIMOVA
Sport Water Polo
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born25 Mar 1994 in Kusa, RUS
Height1.66 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Ruslan Sitdikov
Residence
Zlatoust, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Beautician
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - Chelyabinsk State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 2004 in Zlatoust, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I just went to learn how to swim, and then everything gradually turned into playing water polo."
Club / Team
Dynamo-Uralochka: Zlatoust, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Nakoryakov [club], RUS; Alexander Gaidukov [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Driver
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World League
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, bronze at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and silver at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 May 2021; Athlete, 30 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
She was named Player of the Tournament at the 2019 World League Europa Cup finals tournament in Turin, Italy. (fina.org, 31 Mar 2019)

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)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 30 Jan 2020)
Other information
OCCUPATION
In October 2020 she launched her own business as a make-up artist in Zlatoust, Russian Federation. (Instagram profile 2, 06 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 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  
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