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Yelyzaveta YAKHNO
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Born04 Jun 1998 in Donetsk, UKR
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Sports Psychology - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
"I had problems with my back, and the doctor said that I must swim. Either I did it or I would have bad posture. So I began swimming. After a while my coach suggested I switch to artistic swimming because I had the attributes of being tall and slim."
Club / Team
Dynamo: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Svitlana Saidova [national], UKR; Iryna Grebennikova [personal], UKR
Training Regime
She trains seven or eight hours a day between 07:00 and 15:00. She has sessions in the pool and the gym.
General Interest
Nicknames
Liza (kp.ua, 19 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Painting. (kp.ua, 30 Aug 2021; noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on the way to your goal." (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours
In recognition of the bronze medal 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 was named 2018 International Swimming Federation [FINA] Best Female Artistic Swimmer. (fina.org, 16 Dec 2018)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (mms.gov.ua, 27 Sep 2021)
Milestones
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 ever gold medal in artistic swimming at a world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (kp.ua, 30 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
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 Team Free Routine  
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
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 2018 Glasgow, SCO Solo Technical Routine 91.351
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Solo Free Routine 92.133
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
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2015 Shaoxing, CHN Total 347.834