Natalia Ishchenko, Svetlana Romashina – Gold Medalists 2012
Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won a gold medal in the duet competition in synchronized swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. They were the only team in Russia, who won two gold medals at the London Olympics.
Natalia Ishchenko was born on April 8, 1986 in Smolensk, Soviet Union. At the age of 14 Natalia moved to Moscow to train at the famous Olympic water sports center. She won a gold medal in team competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in the duet competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She can hold her breath for 3.5 minutes.
Natalia is two-time Olympic champion, 16-times World champion and seven-times European absolute champion of Europe in 2010. She is a member of the Russian national team since 2002, Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
Ishchenko married Sergey Anikin, European silver medalist in diving.
Svetlana Romashina was born on September 21, 1989 in Moscow. She won a gold medal in team competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She can hold her breath for 4.5 minutes.
Svetlana is Olympic Champion 2008 and 2012, 15-time World champion, seven-time European champion, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. She was awarded the Order of Friendship.