For an athlete, the most valuable award is the medal won at the Olympiad. Anastasia Davydova is a five-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming. It is impossible to achieve such achievements by chance.
Each sport has specific rules and restrictions. The coach at all times faced and still faces the task of determining the prospects of his pupil. At the same time, it is not at all necessary to take into account the requests of the person who wants to study. Anastasia Semyonovna Davydova began to study in the rhythmic gymnastics section. More precisely, the girl was brought to the gym by her mother, who, like all adequate parents, took care of the future of her child. After several lessons, I realized that it would be desirable to transfer Nastya to the synchronized swimming section.
The future Olympic champion was born on February 2, 1983 in an ordinary Soviet family. Parents lived in Moscow. My father worked as an engineer at a machine-building enterprise. Mother taught mathematics at the university. Anastasia began to study in the synchronized swimming section at the age of six. She studied well at school. I did well in all subjects. Swimming did not interfere with my studies. By the age of sixteen Davydov, she already had the experience of performing at city competitions. It was at this age that she was included in the national team, which was preparing to perform at the 2004 Olympics.
Achievements and awards
Davydova received her first experience of performing at international competitions at the European Championships in 2000, held in Helsinki. In the group program, she received a gold medal. The next season, at the World Championships in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, Anastasia has already received two medals - gold in group performances and silver in a duet. The most difficult thing in synchronized swimming is to work out the coherence of movements. Movements are performed with musical accompaniment. Each team member develops a sense of rhythm and a sense of "elbow".
To a certain extent, synchronized swimming involves creativity and accurate calculation. Davydova's sports career was developing successfully. For many years she performed in a duet with Anastasia Ermakova. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Russian swimmers confidently took the top steps of the podium in pair and group performances. In sports, it is important not only to win the champion title, but also to keep it at the next competitions. At the next Olympiad, held in Beijing, the famous duo repeated their results.
Prospects and personal life
In 2010, Anastasia Davydovna was recognized as the best synchronized swimmer of the decade at the international level. She received her fifth Olympic title at the London Games in 2012. After completing her sports career, Anastasia Semyonovna switched to coaching.
Little is known about the personal life of the legendary athlete. She is legally married. Husband and wife are not suppressed in the profession. At one time, Davydova received a specialized education at the coaching faculty of the Russian University of Physical Education.