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Anastasiya SAVCHUK
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Born02 Mar 1996 in Kharkiv, UKR
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Maksym Serik
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in artistic swimming at age seven in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
At pre-school age she did ballroom dancing but did not like it. After learning to swim, her parents then saw an advertisement for artistic swimming and they met a coach who suggested she try it.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Svitlana Saidova [national], UKR; Olesya Zaitseva, UKR
Training Regime
She trains from 07:00 to 15:00 four days a week, with shortened workouts on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a day off on Sundays. Before major competitions, the training days are extended by an additional 90 minutes.
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP
General Interest
Nicknames
Nastya (Instagram profile, 31 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Embroidery, needlework, cooking, spending time with her husband and her dog. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021; Athlete, 17 Jan 2020; sport-express.ua, 24 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go ahead." (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of the two bronze medals she won at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she received the Order of Princess Olga [third class] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 16 Aug 2021)

She and her teammates were named the 2017 Team of the Year at the Heroes of Sports Awards in Ukraine. (xsport.ua, 04 Apr 2018)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Milestones
She and Marta Fedina became the first artistic swimmers representing Ukraine to win a medal in duet at the Olympic Games by claiming bronze in the event at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Dec 2021; ngu.gov.ua, 04 Aug 2021)

She became the first athlete representing Ukraine to win 11 career medals in any sport at the aquatics world championships when she secured bronze in the women's team technical routine at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. She won an additional three medals in Gwangju, extending her record to 14 career world championship medals. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021)

At the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, she was part of the Ukrainian team that won gold in the women's highlight routine, which was the first time the event had featured at the world championships, and was Ukraine's first gold medal in artistic swimming at a world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021)
Famous relatives
Her husband Maksym Serik has played volleyball at national level. (sport-express.ua, 24 May 2018)
Other information
VARIETY OF ROUTINES
She believes that the Ukrainian team's willingness to change their routines is reaping rewards at international level. "We do not present a single routine for a long time as is done, for example, by the Russian and Spanish teams. Perhaps this is why we are growing faster than others. A day before the start we may well change some element or even a chain of elements. We believe that such changes are good for luck." (fina.org, 03 Feb 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied coaching and psychology at Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University in Ukraine. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021; Athlete, 17 Jan 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet 189.462
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 188.608
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 94.500 
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 94.533
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 92.584 
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 94.100
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 94.000
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 92.359
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 93.933
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 92.648
3 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 93.266
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 93.400
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 91.769
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 93.700
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 93.350
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 93.300
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 93.640
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 92.686
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Highlights 95.300
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 92.392
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 94.700
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine  
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 94.333
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 94.466
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 90.743
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine 94.600
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 93.400
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 92.618
1 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 94.000
2 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 93.433
2 2016 London, ENG Team Technical Routine 92.084
2 2014 Berlin, GER Team 184.148