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Nikita SHLEIKHER
Sport Diving
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born10 Jun 1998 in Stavropol, RUS
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kazan, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Volga Region State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Kazan, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2002 at age four in Stavropol, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother was a diver and introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Sintez Aquatics Sports Club [RUS]:
Name of coach
Pavel Muyakin [personal], RUS, from 2002
Training Regime
He trains twice a day, six days a week. At each session he performs around 100 dives from the springboard and around 20 dives from the platform.
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Rostock, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing video games. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the mixed synchronised 10m platform and silver in the 10m platform at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and claiming gold in the 1m springboard and silver in the 10m platform at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Pavel Muyakin. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Gleb Galperin. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2016)
Injuries
He has undergone elbow surgery twice during his diving career. (evening-kazan.ru, 24 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do more and become the best at everything." (Instagram profile, 06 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 03 Mar 2020)
Famous relatives
His mother Svetlana Kolesnikova holds the title of Master of Sport in diving in the Russian Federation and has worked as a coach in the sport. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2019)
Other information
FROM STAVROPOL TO KAZAN
In 2013 he followed his coach Pavel Muyakin and moved from Stavropol, Russian Federation, to train and study in Kazan, Russian Federation. (evening-kazan.ru, 24 Jun 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard 339.70
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 331.08
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 415.75
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 442.95
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 396.81 
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 360.05
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 482.70
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 304.14 
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 459.95
1 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 373.56
4 2018 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 219.00
3 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 443.80
3 2018 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 456.05
5 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 381.45
19 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 225.00
3 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 444.55
5 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 336.27
1 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 390.84
2 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 271.20
4 2015 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 251.31
15 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 352.25
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 505.80
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro  
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard 416.90
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform 445.05
1 2019 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard Synchro 435.69
1 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 417.30
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform 481.15
10 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1m Springboard 349.15
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 309.63
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 3m Springboard Synchro 272.40
2 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 406.56
3 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 480.90
6 2016 London, ENG 1m Springboard 388.50
3 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 307.68
3 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 305.28
5 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 464.50
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2020   3m Springboard  
4 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 415.55
1 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 421.95
6 2019   10m Platform  
16 2019   3m Springboard  
8 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 403.50
7 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 444.30
2 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 301.26
4 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 390.03
6 2019 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 418.30
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 306.84
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 401.94
8 2019 London, ENG 10m Platform 443.80
3 2019 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 316.05
9 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 440.50
3 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 310.08
4 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 416.13
5 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform 512.40
6 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 371.43
2 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 334.59
3 2018   10m Platform  
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 512.05
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 304.11
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 294.90
4 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform 482.90
2 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 325.65
3 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 299.10
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 486.25
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 302.70
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 331.35
4 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 475.85
4 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 299.40
3 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 299.82
15 2016   3m Springboard  
8 2016   10m Platform  
10 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 346.70
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 283.38
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 289.17
8 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 455.45
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 305.22
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 302.43
7 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 444.80
3 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 320.40
11 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 416.10
9 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 432.25
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 432.51
12 2015   10m Platform  
19 2015   3m Springboard  
9 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 426.25
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 316.77
8 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 430.55
3 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 325.11
11 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard 405.65
8 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform 417.15
7 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 390.48