Anzhelika Timanina was a member of the highly successful Russian synchronised swimming squad which won the Olympic team gold medal in 2012 in London.
She was one of the team which thrilled spectators with a free routine which featured acrobatic flips and ballerina-like pirouettes. They comfortably took the gold medal ahead of China.
The Russians have brought a tradition of ballet to the pool, earning a reputation for seamless execution in a sport that demands precision, endurance and nerves of steel.
In her highly successful career, she also won 11 World Championship gold medals over a period from 2009 to 2015.
Following London, Anzhelika showed her support for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation when she joined Russian gymnast and Laureus Academy Member Alexey Nemov at the Potapovskiy Sport Complex in Moscow to visit a project which works with disabled children in Russia.
The Unified Sports Programme, delivered in partnership with Special Olympics, brings together youngsters with and without intellectual disabilities on the same teams for training and competition.