Russian synchronist Anastasia Ermakova: biography, sports career, personal life
Anastasia Ermakova - four-time Olympicchampion in the Russian team for synchronized swimming. In addition to this achievement, is a multiple winner of the World and European Championships.
Ermakova Anastasia Nikolaevna was born in April 1983 in Moscow. Already at the age of four the girl was seriously engaged in dancing, and from five she began attending the synchronized swimming section.
In 1989, 6-year-old Anastasia fulfilled the standard for the first youth category. After that, the girl left the dance classes, fully focused on synchronized swimming.
In 2000, while still a schoolgirl, AnastasiaErmakova was in the Russian team. At that time the synchronist trained under the guidance of the well-known mentor Tatyana Pokrovskaya, who was known for her exactingness.
The results did not take long.In 1998, Ermakova became the winner of the junior European championship, and in 2000 she repeated her achievement. At the age of 16, the synchronicist wins the world championship among juniors.
Since 2000, Anastasia Ermakova has been participating in thein competition with the older companions, but not worse than them. During her career the athlete became the world champion eight times, both in the solo program, and in the duet and group. In addition, another eight gold awards synchronist brought from the continental championships.
The Olympic Games in Athens were the first toAnastasia Yermakova and immediately triumphant. In a pair with Anastasia Davydova, the Russian synchronizer brilliantly performed under the composition "Don Quixote", leaving no rivals any chance. A few days later Yermakova received another gold medal for the 2004 Olympics for group performances.
Four years later, the couple Ermakova - Davydovawent to Beijing a clear favorite. And they confirmed their status, having performed the short program perfectly for the folk song. The victory in the Russian national team in the group made Yermakov a four-time Olympic champion.
Unfortunately for many fans, at the London Olympics Ermakova did not go. Moreover, because of her trauma, she finished her golden sport career.
Together with her husband Mikhail and children Anastasialives permanently in Italy, where he works as a synchronized swimming coach. At the World Cup in 2015, she brought her Italian students to Ryazan.
Also Anastasia Ermakova wrote the book "Dancing in the Water", in which she talked about her sports career and coaching.