Kseniya Moskvina

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Kseniya Moskvina
Personal information
Full name Kseniya Leonidovna Moskvina
National team  Russia
Born (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 (age 28)
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Kseniya Leonidovna Moskvina (Russian: Ксения Леонидовна Москвина; born May 29, 1989) is a Russian swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] She finished fourteenth in the 100 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and eclipsed a European record (56.36) to claim the gold medal at the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, apart from two of her bronze medals obtained in the 50 m backstroke, and 4 × 100 m medley relay.[2]

Moskvina competed for the Russian team in two swimming events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Leading up to the Games, she finished with the second-place time in 1:00.95 to assure her direct selection to the Olympic team and clear the FINA A-cut (1:01.70) by almost a full second at the Russian Open Championships in Moscow.[3] In the 100 m backstroke, Moskvina missed the top eight final with a thirteenth-place time in 1:01.06.[4] Swimming in heat six on the evening prelims, Moskvina put up a tremendous effort from lane one with a blazing 1:00.70 to seal the last seed of the top 16 semifinal roster.[5][6]

On the last day of the competition, Moskvina earned a fifth-place finish as a member of the Russian team in the 4 × 100 m medley relay with a final time of 3:57.84.[7][8] Swimming the lead-off backstroke leg in the prelims, Moskvina produced a split of 1:01.05 to receive the Russian foursome of Anastasia Aksenova, Yuliya Yefimova, and Natalya Sutyagina a fifth seed en route to the final in 3:59.66.[9][10]

On March 14, 2013, Moskvina was ordered a six-year ban by the Russian Swimming Federation for committing a second doping violation.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kseniya Moskvina". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "European Short Course Championships: Laszlo Cseh Opens Second Day With World Record". Swimming World Magazine. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 100m Backstroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 62. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming: Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 1". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming: Women's 100m Backstroke Heat 6". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Lohn, John (10 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Olympic Record Times Three, Kirsty Coventry Leads Women's 100 Back Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Swimming: Women's 4×100m Medley Relay Final". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Lohn, John (16 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Flash Australia Wins Women's 400 Medley Relay in World Record". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's 4×100m Medley Relay Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Lohn, John (15 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: Australia Paces Women's 400 Medley Relay Prelims". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Russian swimmers Ksenia Moskvina and Yekaterina Andreyeva banned for doping violations". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 March 2013. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Euro Champ Kseniya Moskvina banned for six years for repeat offense". Swimming World Magazine. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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