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Nikita Dmitrievich Shleikher (Russian: Никита Дмитриевич Шлейхер; born 10 June 1998) is a Russian diver.

Nikita Shleikher
Diving at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's synchronized 10 metre platform 2.jpg
Nikita Shleikher at the Rio Olympics
Personal information
Full name Nikita Dmitrievich Shleikher
Nickname(s) Sasha
Nationality Russian
Born (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 19)
Stavropol, Stavropol Krai, Russia
Residence Kazan, Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  Russia
Sport Diving
Event(s) platform, springboard, mixed synchro

CareerEdit

Shleikher began practicing diving at the school of Olympic reserve in Penza, where he became a multiple medalist and champion of Russian Junior Championships. In 2012, He won the Junior European Championships in men's 10m platform. He competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships finishing 5th in 10m platform and 7th in 3m springboard. He won a silver and a bronze at the 2014 European Junior Diving Championships.

Shleikher relocated to Kazan and took up residency in the Tatarstan, He finished 5th in 10m platform at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin. [1]

In 2015, Shleikher competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games, where he won gold in 1m springboard but took only 2nd place in 10m platform behind Britain's Matty Lee. He finished 5th in mixed 10 metre platform and 7th in men's 10m platform at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, thus qualifying him for both events at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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