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Mikhaela KALANCHA
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born05 Jul 1994 in Chisinau, MDA
Height1.71 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sports Psychology - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age eight in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"When I was choosing between synchronised swimming and ballroom dancing, I was more inclined to the latter as in swimming I always got told off. I still remember that decisive day. We came to a swimming pool with my mother and she asked me what I would like to choose. I answered that I would do dancing. But for some reason that evening, my synchronised swimming coach praised me for the first time in life. I was very surprised and decided to stay."
Club / Team
MGFSO: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Olga Vasilchenko [personal], RUS; Yekaterina Piskaryova [personal], RUS; Gana Maksimova [personal], RUS
Training Regime
She trains between eight and nine hours per day. Her first training in the gym begins at 11:00. Her first training in water lasts from 13:30 to 17:30, and the second one starts at 20:30.
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, reading novels, walking, travelling. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 World Championships. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 90.263
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 92.600
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 98.300
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 95.746 
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 97.060
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine  
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 94.600
1 2016 London, ENG Duet Free Routine 90.466
1 2016 London, ENG Duet Technical Routine 89.090
1 2014 Berlin, GER Team 189.760