The Russian Olympic team in many sports includes hundreds of athletes, each of which is unique in its own way. Today we will discuss synchronization, which is called Svetlana Romashina. Synchronized swimming for her is the main activity.

Romashina Svetlana was born in Moscow on September 21, 1989. From early childhood, she visited the pool, and also engaged in ballroom dancing. Perhaps that is why today she is not just a swimmer, overcoming the distance for a while, but a synchronized swimmer, in whose performances dance and the ability to show herself gracefully on the water.

Having got to a strong coach Tatiana Danchenko, Svetlana proved to herself and others that the water element is her path. Victories in numerous city and regional competitions confirmed this.

At the age of 16, Romashina was already included in the Russian national team in synchronized swimming. Since that time, began to participate in international competitions. She has dozens of brilliant victories and medals.

Since 2009, she has worked synchronously with Ishchenko Natalia until 2012, when the second was absent for a short time due to the birth of a child. Since 2013, Romashina has been a duet with Svetlana Kolesnichenko. While Ischenko was absent, Svetlana began working on solo performances and achieved great results and public recognition. So, she expanded her “golden” collection with performances at the World Championships, Europe and the Universiade in Kazan. A few years later, by 2015, Natalia Ishchenko returned to Romashina together.

Olympic champion Romashina Svetlana

Romashina graduated from MESI at the Faculty of Management.

In December 2015, the athlete married a yachtsman and a new happy union was formed: Nikolay Zakharov - Svetlana Romashina. The biography of the athlete is filled with vivid and memorable events, numerous trainings and work on oneself, competitions and the Olympics, acquaintance and friendship with interesting people and other facts.

Olympic victories

Participation in the Olympic Games is the main goal of all athletes. Svetlana Romashina - Olympic champion in the fivefold size. She visited three Olympics, and each won, bringing the top five awards in several performances to the treasury of Russian athletes.

The long-awaited gold Svetlana took in Beijing at the XXIX Summer Olympics in 2008

The second participation in the XXX Summer Olympics in London (2012) also brought glory and gold awards to the synchronist.

The XXXI Summer Olympics in Brazil secured the success of the synchronized team - Romashina Svetlana again won 2 gold medals.

Sports achivments

2005 - the first participation in the World Championship in Montreal. The athlete won 2 gold medals: for group performance and in combination.

In 2006, the synchronized finalist received the title of European champion in the same positions.

2007 - Romashina Svetlana took the highest awards at the world championship in three programs.

2008 - participation in the XXIX Summer Olympics in Beijing, which brought the athlete 2 medals of the highest category.

In 2009, she again received the status of world champion, winning 3 gold medals - the World Championship in Greece.

2010 - with the participation in the European Championship in Budapest, she won three top awards for the programs in the group, in the combination and in the duet.

2012 - took 2 gold at the XXX Summer Olympic competition in London for a group number and a duet with Natalia Ischenko.

2013 - the athlete won the Universiade in Kazan, where she won 2 gold medals.

2015 - took part in the World Championship in Kazan. Romashina won 3 gold medals.

2016 - XXXI Summer Olympic Games were marked by two victories and, accordingly, 2 gold awards.

In her free time she is keen on sailing. Loves to sing. Engaged in dancing. Attends ballet and musicals. Learns English.

Romashina status

Currently synchronous is:

  • five-time Olympic champion;
  • a ten-time European champion;
  • eighteen-time world champion.

Romashina Svetlana has several state awards: "For services to the Fatherland" IV degree, the Order of Friendship and Honor. She is the Honored Master of Sports of Russia. Was awarded the prize "Silver Doe". The athlete has the Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation for winning the XXVII Universiade in Kazan.


All sports achievements of athletes are not accidental - this is a serious work on themselves and their bodies. In the future, Romashina plans to promote and develop synchronized swimming in Russia, creating and supporting existing water sports clubs. She also takes part in regattas, but has not achieved sufficiently high results yet. He dreams of mastering sailing and taking gold here too. And Nikolai Zakharov will certainly help her in this.