A Famous Russian
The story of Anastasia Davydova becoming famous
She won gold medals in the duet competition with Anastasiya Yermakova at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and was part of the Russian gold medal team in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. After winning the 2012 Olympic gold medal she announced that she would retire to take up coaching.
Davydova started synchronised swimming after her parents took her to a nearby pool aged six. Davydova and her longtime duet partner, Anastasia Ermakova, started competing together in junior competions in 1998.