Aleksandra Gerasimenya

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Aleksandra Gerasimenya
Gerasimenya with bronze medal won at the 4X50 mixed medley relay, 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships, Netanya
Personal information
Full name Aleksandra Gerasimenya
Nationality  Belarus
Born (1985-12-31) 31 December 1985 (age 30)
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, Backstroke

Aleksandra Viktorovna Gerasimenya (Belarusian: Аляксандра Віктараўна Герасіменя, Russian: Александра Викторовна Герасиме́ня; born 31 December 1985 in Minsk) is a swimmer from Belarus.[1] She specialises in sprint freestyle and backstroke events.

Despite a two-year ban for a positive test for norandrosterone in 2003,[2] Gerasimenya returned to win gold medals at both the European and World Championships.

At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, she won the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, tied with Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark in a time of 53.45.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won silver medals in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events behind Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands.

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  1. ^ "Aleksandra Gerasimenya". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Gerasimenya's Ban Reduced to Two Years". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-17.