Kira Stepanova (RUS)

Kira Stepanova (RUS)

RURussian Federation
Canoe Sprint
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

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

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
Olympic GamesK2 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Women1:46.3195Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:42.3855Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:44.7979Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Women1:32.3166Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Women1:43.9364Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Women1:36.1607Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women40.0729Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women1:48.4286Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Women1:37.8043Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women1:45.8344Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Women1:32.3663Best result