Vitalina Simonova

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Vitalina Simonova
2018 Russian Nationals - 100m breast W final - Astashkina and Simonova after finish.jpg
Astashkina and Simonova at the 2018 Russian National Championships
Personal information
Born (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 26) [1]
Orsk, Russia
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

Vitalina Olegovna Simonova (Russian : Виталина Олеговна Симонова; born 18 September 1992) is a Russian breaststroke swimmer. She finished third in the individual 200 m at the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships, but later received a silver medal after the winner, Yuliya Yefimova, failed a doping test. [2] She was also part of the Russian mixed medley relay team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships.

Russian language East Slavic language

Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although nearly three decades have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia.

Swimming (sport) water-based sport

Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke. The order for a medley relay is: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.

2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships

The 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships took place in Herning, Denmark, from 12–15 December 2013.

Simonova also competes in the freestyle with fins, and won two world titles in 2012, in the 50 m and 100 m events. [1]

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