Varvara Subbotina

Full Name Varvara Subbotina (Варвара Субботина)
Nation Russian Federation
Birthdate March 21, 2001
Status Active
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Career Highlights

Two-time World champion in 2019 in free team and free combination… Three-time European champion (2018, 2021)… Six-time junior World champion and five-time junior European champion.

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 solo and duet.

2021Became European champion in free solo… Suffered a ruptured eardrum shortly before that meet, and ultimately was out of contention for the Olympic team.

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

2019: Won two gold medals at the 2019 FINA World Championships in free team and free combination… Swam in the free team at the European Cup in St. Petersburg and helped the team qualify to the 2020 Olympics… Competed as part of the free team routines all season, and won gold at the Russian Nationals (ASWS #3) and the Spanish Open (ASWS #8)… Served as alternate to the technical routine all season and both duet routines at Worlds.

2018: Earned two gold medals at the European Championships in the duet events with Svetlana Kolesnichenko… Made her senior debut at the French Open… Placed first in technical solo and technical duet… Won two more gold in technical and free solo at the Budapest Open… Had another standout season in the junior category as she won gold in the technical and free solos at the junior European Championships and at the FINA junior World Championships.

2017: Saw little action internationally… Did not compete in the junior category… Was alternate for the duet and team routines at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

2016:  Standout in the junior and 13-15 categories… Four-time junior World champion (solo, team, free combination, figures) in Kazan, Russia… Three-time junior European champion (team, free combination, figures) in Rijeka, Croatia… Gold medalist in solo at the COMEN Cup in Netanya, Israel.

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