Maria Kiseleva, synchronized swimmer
Maria Kiseleva is a Russian synchronized swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, three-time world champion, nine-time European Champion, Honored Master of Sports (2000), TV presenter, a member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Physical Culture and Sport, a member of the United Russia. She took part in Ambassadors 2013 program (XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan).
Maria was born on September 28, 1974 in Kuibyshev (now Samara). Maria’s parents were namesakes, so her mother didn’t have to change the name. The girl was engaged in swimming at the age of 3.
Maria played in the films The Idiot based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel (2003), Paragraph 78 (2007, directed by M. Hleborodov).
She was a presenter of the game show Weakest Link (Slaboe Zveno) on the First Channel (2001-2005).
Maria was awarded Most stylish host of the Year and Debut of the Year awards.
In 2001-2002 she was a TV presenter of sports news program Today.
Maria has Order For merits to the Fatherland IV degree for the high sports achievements at the Games XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 and the Order of Merit (April 19, 2001) – for the high sports achievements at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000.
From 2001 to December 2012 her husband was Vladimir Kirsanov, a former swimmer, master of sports of international class, now he is a correspondent.
They have two daughters – Darya and Alexandra.