Yuliya Pakhalina

Yuliya Vladimirovna Pakhalina (Russian: Юлия Владимировна Пахалина, born 12 September 1977) is a Russian diver. She won the gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 3m Synchronized Springboard with partner Vera Ilyina.

Yuliya Pakhalina
Personal information
Full nameYuliya Vladimirovna Pakhalina
Born (1977-09-12) 12 September 1977 (age 45)
Penza, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Event(s)3m, 3m synchro
PartnerAnastasia Pozdniakova
Former partner(s)Vera Ilyina


Yuliya Pakhalina was born in Penza. In 1994 she graduated from Penza Secondary School No. 28. In the same year she was awarded the title of World-Class Master of Sports.

She graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education Penza State University.[1]

She moved to Houston, Texas before the 2000 Summer Olympics to train with her partner Vera Ilyina, under the direction of Head Coach Jane Figuiredo (University of Houston) and competed for the University of Houston's swimming and diving team. The two divers trained at the Woodland's Pool several times.


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