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Maria SHUROCHKINA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born30 Jun 1995 in Moscow, RUS
Height1.64 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Psychology - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in artistic swimming in 2002 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"My parents did not want to enrol me in professional sports. Therefore, my mother decided that the safest and most multifunctional sport for girls was synchronised swimming. It involves stretching, acrobatics, choreography, dancing, and general physical training."
Club / Team
MGFSO: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Tatiana Pokrovskaya [national], RUS; Yekaterina Piskareva [personal], RUS; Yelena Polyanskaya [personal], RUS
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Masha (Facebook profile, 10 Feb 2022)
Hobbies
Music, reading, watching movies, going to the theatre. (olympicchannel.com, 18 Jun 2020; rsport.ria.ru, 19 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning team gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (olympicchannel.com, 18 Jun 2020)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Svetlana Romashina. (fina.org, 07 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always want to try something new." (teamrussia.pro, 26 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she received the Order of Honour from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 11 Aug 2021)

In recognition of the gold medal she won at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 26 Aug 2016)

In 2013 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 31 Dec 2013)
Famous relatives
Her father Vladimir Shurochkin is a Russian musician and producer. Her mother Oksana Baranovskaya holds the title of Master of Sport in artistic gymnastics. Her sister Nyusha is a well-known Russian singer. (goodhouse.ru, 15 Sep 2020; olympicchannel.com, 18 Jun 2020)
Other information
MOOD MAKER
She claims to have a special role in the Russian national team. "I am a comedian. I think that I am a person who can change the atmosphere in the team. Sometimes girls in the team feel sad or too tired and I can change it. I can be very funny. And this is my main role in our team, I think. But it doesn't mean that I can't be serious. Of course, during training I'm more focused, but I think that we should be able to have fun even at work." (olympicchannel.com, 18 Jun 2020)

DANCE SCHOOL
In 2017 she opened a dance school in Moscow, Russian Federation. (ru.hellomagazine.com, 07 Jun 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 196.144
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
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
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
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