Olga Brusnikina (RUS)

Honor Synchronized / Artistic Swimmer (2009)

The information on this page was written the year of their induction.

FOR THE RECORD: 1996 OLYMPIC GAMES: 4th (team); 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (duet, team); 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (team); 1994 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4th (team), 5th (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, 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).

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.

Olga Brusnikina After the Olympic Games of 1996 when Russia finished fourth in the Team event, her dominance in synchro soon became apparent when Olga won the 1997 World Cup (duet and team) and never lost a major international competitionforthe next seven years,including the2000 SydneyOlympicGames (duet and team) and 2004Athens Games (team, did not compete in duet).

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

She currently is a member of the National Olympic Committee of Russia and a coach to young synchro swimmers.