Natalia Ishchenko

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Natalia Ishchenko
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Natalia Ishchenko in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nataliya Sergeyevna Ishchenko
Nationality Russian
Born (1986-04-08) 8 April 1986 (age 29)
Smolensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming

Natalia Sergeyevna Ishchenko (Russian: Наталья Серге́евна Ищенко) (born 8 April 1986) is a Russian competitor in synchronized swimming and a triple Olympic gold medalist.

Natalia was a member of the Russian gold medal team in 2008 and 2012.[1] She also won gold in the women's duet[2] at the 2012 Summer Olympics[3] with Svetlana Romashina.[1]

Natalia took a break from the sport in 2013 after giving birth to her son. She returned in 2015, winning both the women's duet and team events at the European Synchro Cup in Haarlemmermeer, and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and her announce retirement in 1 January 2017.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Natalia Ishchenko Olympic Results". sports-reference. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Russians resist pressure, claim fourth duets gold". Bangkok Post. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Kozina, Anna (15 June 2012). "Interview with Natalia Ishchenko:Russia's synchronised swimming star aiming for London 2012 glory". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Russian synchronized swimmers secure participation in the Rio Olympics". Russia beyond the headlines. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
Preceded by
First award
FINA Synchronized Swimmer of the Year
(Shared with Romashina in 2011)
Succeeded by
Russia Svetlana Romashina