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Olga Brusnikina

Full name: Olga Aleksandrovna Brusnikina
Original name: Ольга Александровна Брусникина
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (169 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: November 9, 1978 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: MGFSO, Moskva (RUS)
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Synchronized Swimming

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Just two months before the Sydney Olympics, Olga Brusnikina became European Champion in the duet. But her team mate Kiselyova tested positive for ephedrine, and they were disqualified. A three-month suspension loomed, but the Russian federation decreased the penalty to a single month, allowing the couple to compete in Australia. There, they won the gold in a superior manner, scoring a 100% in the free program. Days later, the two also added the team gold. In 2004, Brusnikina and Kiselyova became the first synchronized swimmers to win three Olympic gold medals when they repeated their team win. In World championships, Brusnikina has won titles in all three synchronized events: solo (2001), duet (1998) and team (1998 and 2003).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Synchronized Swimming Women's Team Russia RUS 4
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Synchronized Swimming Women's Duet Russia RUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Synchronized Swimming Women's Team Russia RUS 1 Gold
2004 Summer 25 Athina Synchronized Swimming Women's Team Russia RUS 1 Gold

Women's Duet

Women's Team