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Alina SHYNKARENKO
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Born14 Nov 1998 in Donetsk, UKR
Height1.62 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
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 took up the sport in 2006 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Kharkiv, UKR
Name of coach
Svitlana Saidova [national], UKR; Volodymyr Utkin [personal]
General Interest
Nicknames
Alya (Instagram profile, 07 Jun 2021)
Hobbies
Cooking, visiting escape rooms. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 2021; Athlete, 21 Jun 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian rhythmic gymnast Lyasan Utiasheva. (Athlete, 21 Jun 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If to be, then to be the first." (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 has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (noc-ukr.org, 13 Jul 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)

 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
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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  
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