Natalia Ishchenko

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Natalia Ishchenko
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Natalia Ishchenko (right) at a meeting of Russian 2012 Summer Olympics medalists with the Russian President on 16 August 2012
Personal information
Full name Nataliya Sergeyevna Ishchenko
Nationality Russian
Born (1986-04-08) 8 April 1986 (age 31)
Smolensk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming
Club Moscow Youth
Coach Tatiana Danchenko (Duet)
Tatyana Pokrovskaya (Team)

Natalia Sergeyevna Ishchenko (Russian: Наталья Серге́евна Ищенко) (born 8 April 1986) is a Russian competitor in synchronized swimming, five-times Olympic champion and nineteen-times world champion.


Natalia was a member of the Russian gold medal team in 2008, 2012 and 2016.[1] She also won gold in the women's duet[2] at the 2012[3] and 2016 Summer Olympics 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, qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[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