Natalya Shibayeva

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Natalya Shibayeva
Personal information
Born (1968-07-28) 28 July 1968 (age 46)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Sport Swimming

Natalya Vladimirovna Shibayeva (Russian: Наталья Владимировна Шибаева, Ukrainian: Наталія Володимирівна Шибаєва; born 28 July 1968)[1] is a retired Ukrainian swimmer. She won three medals for the Soviet Union at the 1986 World Aquatics Championships and 1985 European Aquatics Championships.[2] She also competed in the 100 m and 200 m backstroke events at the 1992 Summer Olympics for the Unified Team, but did not reach the finals.[3]

She retired from swimming in 1992 and in 1993 graduated from the University of Kharkiv with a degree in history. In 2002 she defended her PhD and then worked as assistant professor in economics at the same university.[1]

She is married to a former Olympic swimmer and coach Mikhail Zubkov. Their daughter Kateryna Zubkova (born 14 July 1988) is also an Olympic swimmer.[4]


  1. ^ a b Шибаева Наталья Владимировна.
  2. ^ Natalya SHIBAYEVA.
  3. ^ Nataliya Shybaieva.
  4. ^ Шибаева Наталья.