Olga Kozydub, a Yugra State University student, has been awarded with the Annual Russian Swimming Federation Prize.

– The awarding ceremony was held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on January 17th, said the Yugra Sport Teams Training Center. – A total of 400 athletes were said to compete in the event.

Being an International Master of Sport and Yugra’s and Russia’s National team member, Olga won the «Athlete Of The Year» nomination to add to her recent successes as FINA 2016 Grand-Prix winner, bronze medalist in 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup 2016 and second place in European Open Water Swimming Cup 2016. Her coach Stepan Ganzey announced to be a «Coach Of The Year».

The «Region Of The Year» award was given to the Swimming and Water Polo Federation of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra.

It is to be recalled that in 2013 Olga Kozydub won the «Athlete Of The Year» title by the World Open Water Swimming Association. There were around 800 athletes across the globe conteding for the prize.

Here is Olga’s key achievement:

2016 FINA Grand-Prix Finals (Naples, Italy) – gold
2015 National Open Water Swimming Championship (Krasnodar, Russia) – gold
2013 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand-Prix (Ohrid, Canada) – silver
2012 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand-Prix (Sabac, Serbia) – gold.

English version by Azat Garipov