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Angelika TIMANINA
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born26 Apr 1989 in Sverdlovsk, URS
Height1.75 m
Weight 55 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Ural State Pedagogical University, Institute of Physical Education: Yekaterinburg, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After the opening of the synchronised swimming club in her hometown, her parents asked her if she wanted to learn how to dance on water. It sounded beautiful to her, so she began to train there.
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing, fashion, travelling. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the team event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (peopletalk.ru, 27 Jan 2015)
Injuries
In 2013 she suffered hand injuries and took a 12-month break from competition. (glamour.ru, 15 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life, it gave me everything." (peopletalk.ru, 27 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)

For her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was decorated with the Order of Friendship by the president of Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her sister is a Master of Sport in Russian Federation in artistic gymnastics. (allure.ru, 10 Oct 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In July 2016 she announced that she would not compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as she had not trained for half a year due to serious wrist injuries that she had suffered for several years. "I do not exclude a possibility that one day I will come back to synchronised swimming. I need rest from sport now - I want to recover, and try living a normal life, start my own business," she said. (ru.hellomagazine.com, 10 Jul 2016)

TV AND ACTING CLASSES
In October 2013 she announced she had taken a pause in her sports career caused by the recovery period after her wrist injuries and entered Ostankino Television School where she has studied at the "TV and radio news presenter" faculty. During that period, she also graduated from the International Acting Academy Doors To Hollywood in Moscow where she studied acting. (glamour.ru, 08 Oct 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 London, ENG Team 197.030
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 98.300
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 98.467 
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 95.746 
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 96.600
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 97.060
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 97.400
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 98.300
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 98.470
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 98.620
1 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 98.833
1 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 99.167
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2010 Budapest, HUN Team 99.000
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 386.001