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Anastasia Bryzgalova most beautiful girl at Olympics 2018

Anastasia Bryzgalova most beautiful girl at Olympics 2018

Anastasia Bryzgalova most beautiful girl at Olympics 2018


There are a lot of interesting things at the Olympic Games in addition to sports achievements. For example, girls. Russian curling player Anastasia Bryzgalova became the new star of Pyongyang, because she is admired by the whole world! Thanks to the Russian athlete, the world loves curling. The spectators of the Winter Olympics were impressed by her beauty. Many people admit that they watch the Olympic Games only because of her.
Anastasia is a Russian curling player, curling mixed doubles bronze medalist at 2018 Winter Olympic Games, mixed doubles and mixed teams world champion. By the way, the beautiful girl is Honored Master of Sports. She was a vice skip of mixed Russian team at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016. Anastasia plays for Adamant (St. Petersburg).
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Valeri Kharlamov – legendary hockey player

Valeri Kharlamov – legendary hockey player

Valeri Kharlamov – legendary hockey player


The car became something of a sign of fate for the great Soviet hockey player Valeri Kharlamov. He was born in the cabin of the car on a cold January day in 1948 (his mother did not have time to take him to the hospital). And he died in his own Volga in August 1981.
In 1932, the magazine Physical Culture and Sport evaluated hockey as a game that “has a purely individual and primitive character, is very poor in combinations”. But this did not prevent the development of Russian hockey.
In 1946 the first national hockey championship took place. In 1949, the USSR recognized its first star in this sport: Anatoly Tarasov was the first hockey player awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports. And in 1954, the USSR team won the World Championship.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov – professional fighter

Khabib Nurmagomedov – professional fighter

Khabib Nurmagomedov – professional fighter

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a professional Russian athlete, mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter. You know, he is the champion of Russia, two-time world champion, champion of Europe.
Actually, Khabib became the first Russian to win the title of champion at the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR (now Dagestan, Russia). Since childhood, the boy was trained by his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
The boy began to train at the age of five. His younger brother Abubakar later also became a professional athlete.
When Khabib was 12 years old, the family moved to Makhachkala. There the father organized a small sports camp for talented teenagers. Saidahmed Magomedov was the coach of Khabib during that period. In childhood, the idol of the fighter was Russian athlete Feodor Emelianenko.
At the age of 20, the young athlete first performed in the big ring. For three years Khabib received more than 15 awards, became a champion of Russia, Europe and the world. He worked with such sports companies as ProFC, TFC and M-1.
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Anastasia Nifontova – Russian biker

Anastasia Nifontova – Russian biker

Anastasia Nifontova – Russian biker

Anastasia Nifontova is a Russian biker.
Pretty girl was born on January 19, 1979 in Washington. At the age of 3 she became engaged in figure skating. And in 1981 the girl became school champion in her age group. However, the desire for speed and extreme sports led her to the Sparrow Hills where she began her career as a skier in 1985. For 10 years, Anastasia was a multiple prize-winner of the youth championships of Moscow and Russia. By the way, she was a candidate for the Master of Sports and a member of the junior Moscow and Russian teams.
The father presented his daughter with a motorcycle on her 16th birthday. In 1998, Nastya got a job in a motorcycle shop Alpin. The shop was headed by famous motorcycle racer Alexander Nifontov, the first Russian Paris – Dakar rally participant. In 1999, she participated in her first motorcycle competition and was the only girl in it. Since then Anastasia took part in almost all races.
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Andrei Kanchelskis – professional football player

Andrei Kanchelskis – professional football player

Andrei Kanchelskis – professional football player


Andrei Kanchelskis is a Soviet and Russian football player, coach. You know, he is a master of sports of international class, Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2011). By the way, he is one of the most successful and award-winning Russian players. Since 1999, he has been a British citizen.
The boy was born on January 23, 1969 in Kirovograd, USSR.
At the highest level his football career began in 1988. The boy played for Dynamo Kiev under the direction of Valery Lobanovsky. 19-year-old football player scored his first goal at the USSR championship on November 4, 1988. A year later he has played 15 matches at the national championship for Dynamo Kiev. Also he won the bronze medal, his first football award.
After the military service Kanchelskis joined another Ukrainian club Shakhter. Later he was invited to participate at the 1992 European Championship.
On February 6, 1991, during a game in Glasgow, Andrei was noticed by Sir Alex Ferguson, coach of Manchester United. As a result, he debuted in his new team on May 11, 1991. Kanchelskis spent four full seasons in the United States – from 1991 to 1995. Moreover, he was one of the leaders of the club. Kanchelskis won the FA Cup, English League Cup, European Super Cup and two FA Community Shields. In total for the MU Kanchelskis played 162 matches and scored 36 goals.
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Sergey Kovalev – professional boxer

Sergey Kovalev - professional boxer

Sergey Kovalev – professional boxer

Sergey Kovalev is a Russian professional boxer. He is Russia amateur champion (2005), world military champion (2005), world light heavyweight champion, WBO and WBC champion. By the way, he is a Boxer of the year according to The Ring, WBO, Sports Illustrated, USA Today (2014). Sergey is a Master of sports of international class. His nickname is Crusher.
Kovalev is the leader of the ranking of the best light heavyweight boxers according to The Ring Magazine (2015-2016). From November 2, 2015 to November 20, 2016 he held the 2nd place in Pound for Pound in The Ring rating. According to BoxRec site he is considered to be the best Russian boxer-professional at the moment.
Kovalev is a founder of Krusher Promotion.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kovalev was born on April 2, 1983 in Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk region, USSR. When Sergey was three years old the family moved to Chelyabinsk. His parents divorced when he was a baby. Sergey was brought up by his stepfather. At school the boy was engaged in hockey.
At the age of eleven he began boxing in Chelyabinsk. Sergey Novikov became his first coach.
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Larisa Latynina – Soviet gymnast

Larisa Latynina – Soviet gymnast

Larisa Latynina – Soviet gymnast

Larisa Latynina (nee – Diriy) is a Soviet gymnast, nine-time Olympic champion (1956, 1960, 1964), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1956). You know, she is a repeated World and European champion (1957- 62), the USSR champion (1956-64) in the individual and team competitions. By the way, she is honored coach of the USSR (1972), honored worker of physical culture of the Russian Federation.
Until 2012 record of US swimmer Michael Phelps – 22 medals, Larisa had the largest collection of Olympic medals in the history of the sport – 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. Also Latynina is known for the fact that at the European Championship in 1957 she won all the gold medals.
Larisa Semenovna was born on December 27, 1934 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. The father Diriy Semyon Andreyevich (1906-1943) was killed in the Battle of Stalingrad. Her mother Barabanyuk Pelagia Anisimovna (1902-1975) was a cleaning woman. Since her childhood Larisa dreamed of ballet. She joined choreographic studio at the House of Folk Art. When the studio was closed Larisa became involved in gymnastics. In 1950 she became a member of the national team of Ukraine at the Championship in Kazan.
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