Kira STEPANOVA (RUS)

RURussian Federation
Date of birth:
12 November 1993
Federation:
RUSSIAN CANOE FEDERATION
Kira Stepanova (RUS)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, listening to music, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning gold in K2 500m at the 2015 European Junior Championships in Bascov, Romania. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2015)
Other information
LATE OLYMPIC INCLUSION
She was a late inclusion to the K2 200m event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her K2 teammate, Elena Aniushina, was cleared to compete by the International Canoe Federation [ICF] on 09 August 2016, after originally being banned for being named in the McLaren report. (tas-cas.org, 09 Aug 2016; ICF, 25 Jul 2016)

International Debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training seriously at age 13 in Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her mother, Natalia Stepanova, introduced her to the sport and became her first coach.
Club / Team
Central Army Sports Club [RUS] / Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports [RUS]:
Name of coach
Sergey Shevchuk, RUS

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 November 1993
Height
183 cm
Weight
80 kg
Residence
Engels, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Saratov State University: Russia