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Alexandra NEMICH
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Kazakhstan   
Born03 Jan 1995 in Temirtau, KAZ
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Husband Ilya Golendov
Almaty, KAZ
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Eurasian National University: Nur-Sultan, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2003 in Temirtau, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
A group of artistic swimming coaches visited her school looking for new prospects. She and her twin sister Yekaterina became interested, even though they did not know how to swim. "We immediately got more attention from the coaches because we are twins, and this is valuable in synchronised swimming, because we have the same face, the same legs. For duets this is especially good."
Club / Team
Karaganda Region: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Zhanna Demchenko [personal], from 2010
Training Regime
She and her duet partner Yekaterina Nemich [her twin sister] train twice a day, six days a week. Their first daily session lasts six hours, and the other lasts three hours.
General Interest
Sasha (vesti.kz, 03 Jul 2015)
Reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the duet free routine final at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jul 2021; Athlete, 19 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zhanna Demchenko. (Athlete, 09 Oct 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Our main credo is to give 100% and everything will take care of itself." (olympic.kz, 26 May 2021)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (nur.kz, 13 Jul 2021)
Famous relatives
She and her twin sister Yekaterina have competed together in artistic swimming, winning bronze in the duet at the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games, and competing at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Her husband Ilya Golendov has represented Kazakhstan in canoe sprint. He won gold at both the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games, and also competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jan 2022; Instagram profile, 22 Oct 2021; olympic.kz, 20 Nov 2018)
Other information
She admits that her twin sister Yekaterina is the faster learner when they are training as a duet team. "Katya, when they tell us something in training that needs to be fixed, immediately understands everything, but I need to have what needs to be done explained to me. I am serious but, at the same time, I constantly fly somewhere in the clouds. Katya does not need to think for a long time." (vesti.kz, 03 Jul 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet 167.100
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 162.869
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 82.423
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 83.100
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 83.237
12 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 82.000
12 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 83.900
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 80.100
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 80.947
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 78.600
16 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 80.110 
16 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 78.300 
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 83.300
10 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 82.610
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN Duet Technical Routine 81.883
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN Free Routine Combination 81.633
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN Team Highlight 80.033
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Jakarta, INA Duet 170.884
4 2018 Jakarta, INA Team 163.044
3 2014 Incheon, KOR Duet 167.764
3 2014 Incheon, KOR Free Routine Combination 84.600
3 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Free Routine Combination 85.375