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Angelika Igorevna Timanina (Russian: Анжелика Игоревна Тиманина; born April 26, 1989, in Yekaterinburg) is a retired Russian competitor in synchronized swimming. Captain of the National Olympic team and a member of the city club of Moscow, she was an eight times winner of the World Championships, seven times winner of the European Championships. She won a gold medal in the women's team competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and announced her retirement in 1 July 2017 and working for Russian Football Union.[1][2]

Angelika Timanina
Personal information
Full nameAngelika Igorevna Timanina
Nationality Russia
Born (1989-04-26) 26 April 1989 (age 30)
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
StrokesSynchronized swimming
ClubChilds Youth School of Olympic Reserve “Trud” of synchronized swimming “Junost’ Moskvy”



She started synchronized swimming at five in the Secondary Children Youth School of Olympic Reserve "Trud" of synchronized swimming "Yunost Moskvy" № 19 in Yekateriburg. After reaching a certain level, Timanina moved to Moscow, where she started to train in the Sport School of preparation of Olympic Reserve - "Trud."[clarification needed]

At the FINA World Cup in 2008 she was part of the junior National Team that took part in the competition, Angelika performed in the duet event with Daria Korobova and captured bronze medals in the "free routine".[3]

In 2009 Angelika made her senior debut in the World Cup held in Rome as a member of the Russian national team (with Anastasia Davydova, Natalia Ishchenko, Daria Korobova, Anna Nasekina, Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlana Romashina, Alla Shishkina) and won two gold medals in the team events (free routine and technical routine).

In 2010, at the European Aquatic Championship in Budapest, Russian competitors completed a grand slam performance, winning gold medals in team and figures.

In 2011 at the World Championships in Aquatics, held in Shanghai (China), Timanina became a three-time champion in the competition combo routine and groups.

In 2012, the Russian became the Olympic champion in the team competition.

Timanina's gold medal from London 2012 Olympics temporarily kept at the Museum of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company


Awards and titlesEdit

Honored Master of Sports of Russia.[4]


  1. ^ "Anzhelika Timanina Olympic Results". sports-reference. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Russia Wins Three More Gold Medals". Radio Free Europe. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ СЕРГЕЕВА, Ольга. Наша землячка стала чемпионкой мира по синхронному плаванью. Интервью с Анжеликой Тиманиной (in Russian). Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ Приказ о присвоении почетного спортивного звания "Заслуженный мастер спорта России" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 15 May 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2012.

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