Hanna Shcherba

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Hanna Shcherba
Personal information
Born (1982-01-11) 11 January 1982 (age 33)
Baranovichi, Belarus[1]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club RTsFVS Baranovichi; CS Clichy 92

Hanna (Anna-) Vyacheslavovna Shcherba-Lorgeril (Russian: Анна Вячеславовна Щерба; born 11 January 1982) is a Belarusian-French swimmer who won six medals, mostly in medley events, at the European Championships of 2002–2004.[2] She competed in four events at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics with the best achievement of sixth place in the 4×100 m freestyle relay in 2008.[3]

Shcherba was born in Baranovichi, Belarus. She has a younger sister Mariya Shcherba who is also an Olympic swimmer. In October 2001 Hanna moved to France where she first competed for the club Melun,[1] but then changed to CS Clichy. In 2005 she married Arnaud Lorgeril, a French competitive swimmer whom she knew from 2002, and changed her name and nationality; thus at the 2008 Olympics she competed for France as Shcherba-Lorgeril.[4] She speaks Russian and French and works as a swimming coach at CS Clichy.[5]