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Category Archive: Sport

Yelena Isinbayeva, pole vaulter

Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva, pole vaulter

Yelena Isinbayeva is the Greatest Woman Pole Vaulter in History. Great athlete is a two-time Olympic champion among women (2004, 2008), winner of the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. By the way, she is a three-time world champion and champion of Europe, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. Also, she set 29 world records.
Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva was born on June 3, 1982 in Volgograd, Russia. The girl has a younger sister Inessa, who works as a fitness instructor. Both children were engaged in gymnastics. It was their mother’s desire, who played basketball and even entered the institute of physical education. But at the age of 15 Yelena had to left gymnastics, because she was too tall to compete in this sport.
Famous Yelena graduated from the Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture. Isinbayeva has established herself as one of the most successful athletes of her generation. Awesome athlete became the first woman to conquer the five-meter barrier in 2005.
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Elena Dementieva – Russian tennis player

Elena Dementieva

Elena Dementieva – Russian tennis player

Elena Dementieva is a Russian professional tennis player, Olympic Champion, TV host, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. By the way, she is a finalist of Grand Slam tournaments, winner of 22 WTA tournaments, winner of the Federation Cup as a member of the Russian national team (2005).
Elena Vyacheslavovna Dementieva was born on October 15, 1981 in Moscow. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother was the daughter’s coach. At the age of seven the girl began playing tennis. Rauza Islanova was her first coach. Young Dementieva played and won her first international tournament Les Petits As in France at the age of 13. In 1997, she entered the WTA top 500. A year later, in 1998, Dementieva became a professional player and entered the top 100 in 1999.
18-year-old Elena won the silver medal in the women’s singles at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
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Anna Chakvetadze – tennis player

Anna Chakvetadze

Anna Chakvetadze – tennis player

Anna Chakvetadze is a Russian professional tennis player and sports commentator. The beautiful girl is a semi-finalist of one Grand Slam tournament (US Open-2007); a two-time winner of the Federation Cup (2007-08) as part of the Russian national team; finalist of a single Junior Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon 2003).
Anna Dzhambulievna Chakvetadze was born in Russia’s capital, Moscow, on March 5, 1987. Her father is a businessman and her mother is a housewife. By the way, the girl has Georgian and Ukrainian roots.
At the age of eight the little girl started playing tennis. Her first coach was Victor Pavlov. Later Anna continued playing tennis at the international tennis academy Valerie, where her coach was Chris Evert. In addition, she trained in the French tennis academy.
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Russian politician Alina Kabaeva

Alina Kabaeva

Russian politician Alina Kabaeva

Alina Kabaeva is an outstanding Russian athlete, Honored Master of Sports, retired rhythmic gymnast, and politician. Since 2007, she has been a State Duma deputy. Awesome girl won two Olympic medals, 18 medals at World championships and 25 medals at European championships.
Future champion was born on May 12, 1983 in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR, where she spent her childhood. Her father was a professional footballer and played for Pakhtakor team. Now he lives in Tashkent. Alina’s mother, Lyubov, played for the national basketball team in her youth. Now she lives in Moscow with her younger daughter Lisana. Since childhood, Alina was a Muslim, but before the Olympic Games in Greece in 2004 she decided to become Orthodox and was baptized.
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Anna Semenovich – Hot Russian Girl

Semenovich Anna

Anna Semenovich – Hot Russian Girl

Anna Semenovich is the phenomenon of the Russian reality: professional athlete, who became a popular singer, TV presenter, actress and model. She is one of the most brilliant women in Russia, the country of hot girls, cold weather and famous theaters.
Anna was born on March 1, 1980 in Moscow. Semenovich has a younger brother. When the girl was two years old, she was hospitalized with arthritis. The disease was severe, so doctors advised her to do sports. At the age of three little Anya began to skate.
After school, she entered the Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture. Her coaches were known Soviet athletes shone on the world ice arenas – Elena Tchaikovsky, Natalia Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov.
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Anna Loginova, beautiful bodyguard

Anna Loginova, beautiful bodyguard

Anna Loginova, beautiful bodyguard

Anna Loginova was a successful Russian fashion model, bodyguard and businesswoman.
Anna Valerievna Loginova was born on September 3, 1978 in Vladimir, Russian Federation.
As a model, she starred in advertising for BMW, Chanel and other major brands. Cooperating with BMW, Anna got the opportunity to pass a one-month course at the school of extreme driving. According to Anna, then she met a man who had his own agency for economic security. So, the girl passed a training course in the school of bodyguards.
In 2006 there were rumors that Anna had become personal bodyguard of boxer Kostya Tszyu during his visit to Russia. However, as she explained they starred in a commercial for thriller The Moor. The main role was played by Kostya Tszyu, and Anna stood in black tights with a Japanese sword behind the back of the boxer, portraying his bodyguard.
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