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Veronika KALININA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born19 Jan 1999 in Chekhov, RUS
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Anton Chupkov
Residence
Chekhov, RUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
Russian
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 the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
"I took up artistic swimming as soon as I could swim. My coach had just opened her own artistic swimming school. When I began training, I didn't even think that I could perform at an elite level. At first it was just a hobby."
Club / Team
Moscow Regional College of Olympic Reserve No.4: Chekhov, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Marina Terekhova [personal], RUS; Olga Brusnikina [personal], RUS
International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe that perseverance and dedication are very important qualities to have in artistic swimming. They will help you withstand a lot." (ya-trener.ru, 01 Sep 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. She has also received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (mosregtoday.ru, 30 Sep 2021; minsport.gov.ru, 21 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
Her partner Anton Chupkov has represented the Russian Federation in swimming. He competed at the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020, winning bronze in 200m breaststroke at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (rsport.ria.ru, 26 Jul 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (ya-trener.ru, 01 Sep 2020)

 Competition Highlights
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
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