Who is Olga Beresnyeva?
Olga Beresnyeva Ukrainian: Ольга Береснєва; born October 12, 1985 in Mariupol, is an Olympic and national-record holding distance swimmer from Ukraine.
She has swam at the:
⁕Olympics: 2000, 2004, 2012
⁕World Championships: 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013
⁕European Championships: 2010
⁕Open Water Worlds: 2008, 2010
She swam for Ukraine at her first Olympic Games in 2000, at the age of 15; and at her second Olympics in 2004.
At the 2003 World Championships, she set the Ukraine Record in the 1500 free (16:27.76).
After the 2004 Olympics, she change sport nationality to Israel. After failing to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, Beresnyeva returned to Ukraine.
Originally a distance swimmer in the pool, she began swimming open water races in 2008. Beresnyeva won the 25K race at the 2010 European Championships, the first time she swam the race.
She swam in her third Olympics in 2012, swimming the Open Water event.
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