Svetlana Kolesnichenko

Full Name Svetlana Kolesnichenko (Светлана Колесниченко)
Nation Russian Federation
Birthdate September 20, 1993
Olympics 2016, 2020
Status Active
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Career Highlights

Three-time Olympic champion (2016 – team; 2020 – duet, team)… 16-time World champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)… Was part of the duet during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and again since 2017… Swam in solo for the first time as a senior at the 2017 World Championships… 11-time European champion (2014, 2016, 2018, 2021)… Won two golds at the 2013 Summer University Games.

2022: Active member of the national team… Did not compete internationally after FINA banned athletes from Russia and Belarus from its competitions due to the nations’ involvement in the invasion of Ukraine and the breach of the Olympic Truce… Did compete domestically in the duet.

2021: Olympic Gold medalist in the duet and team events in Tokyo… Won gold in technical duet, free duet, and technical team at the European Championships… Also swam at the third World Series stop in Kazan in technical duet and technical team.

2020Did not compete internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.

2019: Won three gold medals at the 2019 FINA World Championships in technical solo, technical duet and free duet…Won the technical and free duet events at the European Cup in St. Petersburg and helped the duet qualify to the 2020 Olympics…Competed as part of the duet routines all season, and won gold in both at the Russian Nationals (ASWS #3) and the Japan Open (ASWS #4).

2018: Won four gold medals at the European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in technical and free solo, and technical and free duet. First at the French Open in free solo and technical duet.

2017: Four-time World champion in technical and free solo and duet in Budapest, Hungary… Made her debut as a senior soloist for the first time in her career… Named FINA’s Best Female Artistic Swimmer.

2016: Olympic gold medalist in the team event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… Two-time European champion (technical team, free combination) in London.

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