Astashkina and Simonova at the 2018 Russian National Championships
8 September 1992|
Vitalina Olegovna Simonova (Russian: Виталина Олеговна Симонова; born 8 September 1992) is a Russian breaststroke swimmer. She finished third in the individual 200 m at the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships, but later received a silver medal after the winner, Yuliya Yefimova, failed a doping test. She was also part of the Russian mixed medley relay team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 European Aquatics Championships.
Simonova also competes in the freestyle with fins, and won two world titles in 2012, in the 50 m and 100 m events.
- Симонова Виталина. i-swimmer.ru
- Yuri Mashkov (13 May 2014) Russian swimmer Yulia Yefimova disqualified for 1 year and 4 months for doping. ITAR-TASS.