Russian Women Sportspersons

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Maria Sharapova
(Russian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Maria Sharapova
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Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia
One of Time’s 30 Legends of Women's Tennis, Maria Sharapova, the first Russian woman tennis player to top the singles rankings, earned three doubles and five Grand Slam titles. A failed drug test led to her temporary suspension. She bounced back with modeling and launched her confectionary brand Sugarpova.
 2 
Alina Kabaeva
(Russian Politician, Media Manager and Retired Rhythmic Gymnast)
Alina Kabaeva
14
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Yulia Lipnitskaya
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Birthdate: June 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yulia Lipnitskaya stunned her fans with the news of her retirement at the tender age of 19. Apparently, she had been struggling with injuries and anorexia. The Russian professional figure skater won an Olympic gold at 15, thus becoming the youngest Russian gold medalist in history.

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Ekaterina Gordeeva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ekaterina Gordeeva
133
Birthdate: May 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Nataliya Kuznetsova
(Russian Professional Female Bodybuilder )
Nataliya Kuznetsova
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chita, Russia

Russian powerlifter Nataliya Kuznetsova was introduced to bodybuilding at 14, when she had started visiting the gym on the persistence of her father, who wished to boost her self-confidence. The world bench press, armlifting, and deadlift title holder is openly bisexual but also flaunts her love for her husband

 6 
Antonina Krivoshapka
(Russian Athlete)
Antonina Krivoshapka
1
Birthdate: July 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Becky Hammon
(Basketball player)
Becky Hammon
6
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Kamila Valieva
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Kamila Valieva
27
Birthdate: April 26, 2006
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Alina Zagitova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Alina Zagitova
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Birthdate: May 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Izhevsk, Russia

Alina Zagitova is a Russian figure skater who has won one gold medal each in Olympic Games, World Figure Skating Championships, European Figure Skating Championships, and Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final; she is the only female figure skater from Russia to have achieved this feat. At the 2019 Glamour Russia Awards, Alina Zagitova was named Sportswoman of the Year.

 10 
Anna Kournikova
(Russian Former Tennis Player and One of the Best-Known Tennis Stars Worldwide)
Anna Kournikova
5
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Anna Kournikova was once world no. 8 in singles tennis rankings, in spite of never having won a singles title. She was no. 1 in doubles, teaming up with Martina Hingis. Following her retirement from tennis due to a spinal issue, she became a popular TV personality.
 11 
Aliya Mustafina
(Russian Former Artistic Gymnast)
Aliya Mustafina
5
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Svetlana Kuznetsova
(Russian Professional Tennis Player)
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6
Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian tennis star Svetlana Kuznetsova is known for her two Grand Slam wins in both the singles and the doubles categories. She created history by becoming the first Russian to earn a US Open title. She has a star cyclist mother, Galina Tsareva, and an Olympic medalist brother, Nikolay Kuznetsov.

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Jessica Long
(Russian-American Paralympic Swimmer)
Jessica Long
2
Birthdate: February 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yelena Isinbayeva
(The Greatest Female Pole-Vaulter of All Time)
Yelena Isinbayeva
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Anna Shcherbakova
(Russian Figure Skater, Television Presenter, and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Anna Shcherbakova
53
Birthdate: March 28, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Alexandra Trusova
(Russian Figure Skater and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Alexandra Trusova
78
Birthdate: June 23, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Evgenia Medvedeva
(Former Competitive Russian Figure Skater)
Evgenia Medvedeva
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Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Evgenia Medvedeva is a Russian figure skater who has won two silver Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals, and two European Championship gold medals. At the 2017 World Championships, Medvedeva became the first 16-year-old female skater after Michelle Kwan to win back-to-back world titles. Evgenia Medvedeva is also the first skater to achieve two Grand Slams in a row. 

 18 
Svetlana Khorkina
(Russian Artistic Gymnast)
Svetlana Khorkina
5
Birthdate: January 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgorod, Russia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Russian-Swiss Chess Grandmaster)
Alexandra Kosteniuk
2
Birthdate: April 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

Alexandra Kosteniuk earned the grandmaster title at 20, thus becoming the 10th woman to achieve the feat. She has won several contests, such as the Russian and European women’s championship. She has also appeared in a film and promotes chess through streams and as a chess ambassador.

 20 
Alena Kostornaia
(Russian Figure Skater)
Alena Kostornaia
82
Birthdate: August 24, 2003
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Larisa Latynina
(Former Russian Artistic Gymnast Who Has Won 14 Individual Olympic Medals and Four Team Medals)
Larisa Latynina
6
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Daria Kasatkina
(Russian Professional Tennis Player)
Daria Kasatkina
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tolyatti, Russia

Daria Kasatkina is a Russian professional tennis player who has won four WTA Tour titles in singles and one title in doubles. The daughter of athletes, she started playing tennis when she was six. She pursued the sport professionally and excelled, making her top-ten debut in the WTA rankings in the 2018 season. She is openly bisexual. 

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Ludmilla Tourischeva
(Former Russian Gymnast, Ukrainian Gymnast Coach, and a Nine-Time Olympic Medalist)
Ludmilla Tourischeva
2
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 24 
Anastasia Dobromyslova
(Darts player)
Anastasia Dobromyslova
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tver, Russia
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Ekaterina Makarova
(Russian Former Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Ekaterina Makarova
3
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Introduced to tennis at the tender age of 6, Ekaterina Makarova later became world no. 1 in doubles and no. 8 in singles. The four-time Grand Slam winner has also earned a gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Elena Vesnina. She is known for her signature left-handed slice serve.

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Yelena Shushunova
(Russian Gymnast)
Yelena Shushunova
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 16, 2018
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
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Elena Mukhina
(Russian Artistic Gymnast)
Elena Mukhina
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 22, 2006
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
(Russian Figure Skater)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
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Birthdate: December 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia
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Dinara Safina
(Russian Tennis player)
Dinara Safina
3
Birthdate: April 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Born into a well-known Russian tennis family, with a coach mother and a tennis-club director father, Dinara Safina was destined to take up the sport as a career option. She and her brother, former world no. 1 Marat Safin, made history by becoming the first brother-sister duo to top world tennis rankings.

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Margarita Mamun
(Russian Rhythmic Gymnast)
Margarita Mamun
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Elena Vesnina
(Russian Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Elena Vesnina
3
Birthdate: August 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

Four-time Grand Slam champion Elena Vesnina has also earned two Olympic medals, which were, unfortunately lost in a theft in 2021. She has consistently been one of the top-ranked doubles players and went back to the tennis court at age 34 after a hiatus following her pregnancy.

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Irina Slutskaya
(Russian Former Figure Skater)
Irina Slutskaya
10
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Maria Kirilenko
(Russian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Maria Kirilenko
3
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Maria Kirilenko is a Russian former professional tennis player who won six WTA singles titles and 12 doubles titles. She was a semifinalist at the 2012 London Olympics, where she lost to Belarusian player Victoria Azarenka. She reached her career-high ranking of world No. 10 in June 2013. She is married to Alexei Stepanov and has two children. 

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Yana Kunitskaya
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Yana Kunitskaya
3
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murmansk, Russia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Irena Szewińska
(Russian Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Irena Szewińska
2
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 36 
Darya Klishina
(Russian Long Jumper)
Darya Klishina
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tver, Russia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mariya Lasitskene
(Russian Athlete Who Specialised in the High Jump and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Mariya Lasitskene
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prokhladny, Russia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dina Averina
(Russian Individual Rhythmic Gymnast)
Dina Averina
3
Birthdate: August 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zavolzhye, Russia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Elena Zamolodchikova
(Russian Former Artistic Gymnast and Four-Time Olympic Medalist)
Elena Zamolodchikova
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 40 
Yekaterina Gamova
(Retired Russian Volleyball Player)
Yekaterina Gamova
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Angelina Melnikova
(Russian Artistic Gymnast)
Angelina Melnikova
3
Birthdate: July 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Elena Radionova
(Russian Former Competitive Figure Skater)
Elena Radionova
34
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Anastasia Potapova
(Russian Professional Tennis Player)
Anastasia Potapova
3
Birthdate: March 30, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Anastasia Potapova is a Russian tennis player. She started playing as a child and is a former junior No. 1. She emerged as the 2016 Wimbledon Championships girls' singles champion after defeating Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine in the final. She made her debut in a Grand Slam tournament in 2017. She played in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open. 

 44 
Anastasiya Kuzmina
(Russian-Slovak Biathlete)
Anastasiya Kuzmina
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia

Anastasiya Kuzmina is a Russian-born Slovak retired biathlete best known for winning three Olympic gold and three silver medals, representing Slovakia. She also won a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Östersund, Sweden. Anastasiya Kuzmina also represented Russia and won a gold medal each at the 2003 Youth World Championships and 2005 Junior World Championships.

 45 
Galina Chistyakova
(Current World Record Holder in the Long Jump)
Galina Chistyakova
2
Birthdate: July 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Izmail, Ukraine

Galina Chistyakova is a former athlete best known for representing the Soviet Union in the Olympic Games, European Championships, World Indoor Championships, and European Indoor Championships, winning a bronze medal, one silver medal, one gold medal, and six medals, respectively. In 1988, Chistyakova reached 7.52 metres in the long jump, creating a new world record which she continues to hold.

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Elena Dementieva
(Russian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Elena Dementieva
5
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Elena Dementieva is a Russian former tennis player who won the singles gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She has 16 WTA singles titles to her name and was also part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Fed Cup. She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 3 in April 2009. 

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Anna Kalinskaya
(Russian Professional Tennis Player)
Anna Kalinskaya
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Anna Kalinskaya is a Russian professional tennis player who won the girls' doubles event at the 2016 Australian Open, partnering with Slovak tennis player Tereza Mihalíková. She has won seven singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She played her first Grand Slam event as a professional player at the Australian Open in 2017. 

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Oksana Grishuk
(Russian Former Competitive Ice Dancer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Oksana Grishuk
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine

Best known for her performances with partner Evgeni Platov, competitive ice dancer Oksana Grishuk began figure skating at age 4. She and Platov are three-time European champions and four-time world champions. The duo also has also won two Olympic golds. She is now a coach and has appeared on several TV shows.

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Tatiana Volosozhar
(Russian Pair Skater)
Tatiana Volosozhar
7
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Vera Zvonareva
(Russian Tennis Player)
Vera Zvonareva
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Vera Zvonareva is a Russian tennis player with 12 WTA Tour singles titles, including the 2009 Indian Wells Masters, to her name. She has also won five Grand Slam titles in doubles. She started playing tennis as a child and turned professional in 2000. She has degrees in physical education and international economic relations. She is married to Alexander Kucher.