There are sports that are associatedexclusively with femininity, grace, and are at the junction of sports and art. Gelena Topilina (synchronized swimming - the sphere of her interests) - one of the most beautiful and bright "mermaids" of the Russian team, found her calling in life, having tried several lessons in her childhood. In her 23 years she has already become a three-time world champion, Olympic champion.
Gelena Topilina, synchronized swimming for whichnot just a sport, was born in Zelenograd in 1994. The girl's father was not a stranger to sports. He actively engaged in sambo, and after the end of sports career he headed the federation of this kind of martial arts in his hometown.According to Dmitry Viktorovich, sport was almost the only way to protect children at that time from the influence of streets and give his daughter the opportunity to realize their strength.
Not immediately Helena Topilina found her vocation. Just a little girl was taken to gymnastics and gymnastics classes, she tried to figure skating. Especially depressing were the "successes" of Helena in the latter form. An active and agile girl, she immediately disliked the rink and skates and diligently sabotaged the exercises, constantly feigning pain in her legs. After three months of training, Topilina's parents realized that the second Slutskaya or Butyrskaya from her daughter would not work, and saved that from torment.
Dmitry Viktorovich's acquaintances advised himtake her daughter to see Elena Gryzunova, who was an authoritative coach for synchronized swimming. The Palace of Sports was in Moscow, and the road from Zelenograd needed more than one hour. However, Gryzunova experienced the experienced view of the rich potential of the girl and persistently began to persuade her parents not to reckon with the difficulties and to drive Helen to training.
A luxurious swimming poolsix-year-old girl is a huge impression. She immediately became imbued with the atmosphere of a beautiful sport, was delighted with the costumes of older girls, from the music that accompanied the synchronicities. So Helena Topilina came in synchronized swimming. The biography of the young greenchild has since received a certain direction.
Serious exercise requires a lot of time.Sometimes the schedule of competitions and feescoincided with the lessons at school. However, at some point Helena Topilina, synchronized swimming for which became a profession, realized that sport for her is not just a way of pastime. Sometimes there were anecdotal situations. The physical training coach of the school No. 1150 put the young athlete in a troika for a quarter, explaining this with numerous absenteeism. Furious Dmitry Viktorovich came to school and opened the shocked fizruku that one of his students is a master of sports.
At the age of twelve, Helena took part in themajor international competitions. Open Cup of the Mediterranean was in fact a children's world championship. At this tournament, Helena Topilina together with her teammates for the first time felt the taste of international victories.
Then it was time to participate in junior competitions, and after adulthood and be selected for the adult team.
The coach of the Russian Olympic team wasis the legendary Tatiana Pokrovskaya, who selected the girls in her team, put incredibly complex and beautiful programs synchronizers, which were the best in the world. Gelena Topilina had to pass a strict selection in the number of Pitomys Pitovskaya as much as two times. After the successful first casting, the girl was forced to interrupt her sports career due to family circumstances.
However, a year later everything changed, and GehlenTopilina, synchronized swimming for which was the meaning of life, was able to return to the team, refuting the proverb that it is impossible to enter into the same river twice.
As part of the group, the girl won her first major adult tournament, becoming European champion in 2014.Particularly responsible tournament was the homethe World Cup in Kazan, held in 2015. It was important to prove yourself from the very best side. Gelene and the rest of the girls Pokrovskaya it was possible, from competitions in Tatarstan she left a three-time world champion.
The main tournament for synchro-Olympic Games. In Rio, Helena Topilina made her way through the tough screen of the in-team selection, but she was called to play the role of understudy. Eight girls represented the main staff, and Helen was supposed to replace one of them, if necessary.
Tatiana Pokrovskaya nevertheless gave the girlTo win a gold medal and gave her a place to participate in the technical program. As in previous tournaments, the Russian team was the best, and Topilina Gelena (synchronized swimming), whose photo now flaunts on the board of honor in her native school, entered the host of the Olympic champions.