Olga Brusnikina - Hall Of Fame Synchronized (Artistic) Swimmer

Olga Brusnikina (RUS)
BirthplaceMoscow, Russia Current City
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  • Won the gold medal in the duet and team competition at the 2000 Olympic Games.
  • Earned the gold medal in the team event at the 2004 Olympic Games.
  • Collected a total of five gold medals at the World Championships from 1998-2003.
  • Won 10 gold medals at the European Championships between 1993-2004.
  • Currently serves as a member of the National Olympic Committee of Russia.
  • 1996 Olympic Games: Fourth (team)
  • 2000 Olympic Games: Gold (duet, team)
  • 2004 Olympic Games: Gold (team)
  • 1994 World Championships: Fourth (team), Fifth (duet)
  • 1998 World Championships: Gold (duet, team)
  • 2001 World Championships: Gold (solo, team)
  • 2003 World Championships: Gold (team)
  • 1995 World Cup: Bronze (team)
  • 1997 World Cup: Gold (duet, team)
  • 1999 World Cup: Gold (solo, duet, team)
  • 1993 European Championships: Gold (team)
  • 1995 European Championships: Gold (team)
  • 1997 European Championships: Gold (duet, team)
  • 1999 European Championships: Gold (solo, duet, team)
  • 2000 European Championships: Gold (solo, team)
  • 2004 European Championships: Gold (team)
  • 1994 Goodwill Games: Silver (duet)
  • 1998 Goodwill Games: Gold (duet, team)
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Russia’s international breakthrough in synchronized swimming started at the 1993 Junior World Championships in Leeds when Olga Brusnikina won all of the solo, duet and team events. That same year, she was a member of the team that won at the European Championships.

After the Olympic Games in 1996 when Russia finished fourth in the team event, Brusnikina's dominance in synchro soon became apparent. She won the 1997 World Cup (duet and team) and never lost a major international competition for the next seven years, including the2000 Sydney Olympic Games (duet and team) and 2004 Athens Games (team, did not compete in duet).

She competed in three World Championships, winning gold medals at each of them —1998 (duet, team), 2001 (solo) and 2003 (team). She competed in six European Championships from 1993 to 2004, earning a total of nine gold medals.

Brusnikina is currently a member of the National Olympic Committee of Russia and coaches young synchro swimmers.