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Maryna GOLIADKINA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born13 Jun 1997 in Donetsk, UKR
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Designer, Student
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age eight in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Between age two and age eight she was involved in rhythmic gymnastics. However, there were few prospects to pursue the sport where she grew up so she decided to switch to artistic swimming because there was a strong sports school in the city. "This sport helps to not only have high sporting achievements but also to reveal yourself as a girl, as artistic swimming is a feminine and emotional sport."
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Anastasia Davydova [personal], RUS, from 2014
General Interest
Nicknames
Marina Gold (olympic.ru, 26 Oct 2020)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, playing the guitar, travel, fishing, volleyball, tennis, writing poems, music. (Instagram profile, 04 Jan 2022; vm.ru, 24 Aug 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (vm.ru, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, and coach Anastasia Davydova. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2020)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmers Anastasia Davydova, Svetlana Romashina, and Natalia Ishchenko. (sport-express.ru, 08 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 11 Aug 2021)

In 2017 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 27 Dec 2018; Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Diana Golyadkina represented Ukraine in modern pentathlon and won gold in the mixed team relay at the 2010 European Youth Championships in Varna, Bulgaria. Her mother was a Soviet champion in swimming. (olympic.ru, 26 Oct 2020; uipmworld.org, 13 Sep 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (vm.ru, 24 Aug 2021)
Other information
FROM UKRAINE TO RUSSIA
She represented Ukraine at the world junior championships in 2012 and 2014. She began training in the Russian Federation in August 2014 and received Russian citizenship in 2015. She made her debut for the Russian Federation at the 2015 Hungarian Open in Budapest. Due to a three-year transition period, she was not eligible to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Feb 2019; Athlete, 08 Jul 2015; mir24.tv, 11 Jun 2015)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2017 she created her own brand of swimming suits called 'Gold'. In 2021 she founded an artistic swimming school in Moscow, Russian Federation. (MGold Team Instagram profile, 17 Nov 2021; allsportinfo.ru, 05 Jul 2020; Athlete, 20 Jan 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 98.000
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 96.010
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 97.300
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 93.350
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 95.670
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine 97.033
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 94.600