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Alla SHISHKINA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderWomen
Born02 Aug 1989 in Moscow, URS
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Viktor Kurinnoy
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Tourism - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age seven in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She saw artistic swimming on television and asked her parents to take her to the pool.
Club / Team
MGFSO: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Elena Gryzunova [personal], RUS; Natalia Chizhova [personal], RUS
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Writing content for her social networks, watching films, listening to music, travelling. (olympic.ru, 19 Oct 2020; Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the team event at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Injuries
In May 2013 she suffered a pinched nerve in her back. (medportal.ru, 23 Sep 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible. You need to work, strive and always believe in your dream." (vm.ru, 14 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of the gold medal she won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Honour of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

For her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she was presented with the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (pravo.gov.ru, 15 Aug 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (olympic.ru, 14 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (matchtv.ru, 07 Aug 2020)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She plans to retire from the sport after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in order to start a family. But, she has not completely ruled out a return to the sport after. "It's unlikely I will be at Paris in 2024. By that time, I will be 35 years old. First I want to have a baby, and then I'll see. I definitely don't want to become a coach after retiring, but I hope life will present a lot of interesting projects." (sport-express.ru, 28 Jun 2019)

HIATUS
She took a break from the sport after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She returned to training in 2018. (news.sportbox.ru, 21 Apr 2019; rsport.ria.ru, 28 Aug 2018; tass.ru, 16 Nov 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied sports management at Lomonosov Moscow State University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 196.144
1 2012 London, ENG 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 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 Free Routine 99.167
1 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 98.833
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 95.670
1 2016 London, ENG Team Technical Routine 94.099
1 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 96.500
1 2014 Berlin, GER Team 189.760 
1 2010 Budapest, HUN Team 99.000
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 386.001