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Olga KOZYDUB
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderWomen
Born04 Oct 1991 in Miass, RUS
Height1.68 m
Weight 59 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Ugra State University: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age eight in Miass, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She liked swimming during physical education lessons at school and her talent for the sport was noticed by a coach.
Club / Team
Ugra Teams Centre of Sports Preparation: Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS
Name of coach
Stepan Ganzey [personal], RUS, from 2009
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Argentina
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, walking. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 25km at the 2016 European Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Open Water Athlete of the Year by the All-Russian Swimming Federation. (swimswam.com, 24 Dec 2016)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (csp-ugra.ru, 07 Nov 2018; minsport.gov.ru, 29 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the world championships. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:22:46.1
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2018 Glasgow, SCO 25km 5:28:29.1
2 2016 Hoorn, NED 25km 5:26:49.8
4 2014 Berlin, GER 25km 5:19:32.5
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:59:16.60
18 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:09:23.6
9 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:07:53.51
9 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:05:33.4