Name: Mariya Koroleva
Sport: Synchronized Swimming
Discipline(s): Synchronized Swimming
DOB: 4/10/1990
Birthplace: Yaroslavl
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
High School: Las Lomas High School
College: Standford University, Communications '13
Olympic Experience
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 11th in duet
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified (duet)
World Championship Experience
  • 2015 FINA World Championships, 11th in duet free, 12th in duet tech, 10th in team tech, 12th in team free
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 French Open, bronze (duet)
  • 2016 German Open, bronze (duet)
  • 2015 China Open, silver (duet)
  • 2015 French Open, 6th (duet)
  • 2015 U.S. National Championships, gold (team)
  • 2014 U.S. National Championships, silver (duet)
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 11th (duet)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, silver (duet, team)
  • 2011 FINA World Trophy, 6th (team)
  • 2011 Collegiate National Championships, 1st (team, duet)
  • 2011 Collegiate National Championships, 2nd (trio), 3rd (duet)
Personal: Mariya's favorite food is Mexican...Her favorite athletes are Andrew Luck for his incredible humility and work ethic and Nastia Liukin for her grace and poise...Her inspiration is her mom and teammates...Her perfect day off would be sleeping in, hanging out with friends, and anything relaxing...Her favorite movies are Zoolander and Stepbrothers...Her favorite TV shows include Grey's Anatomy, Orange Is The New Black, and Revenge...Mariya has dual citizenship (U.S. and Russia) and she loves chocolate and tuna melts ...She can speak three languages and is looking to learn a fourth...She is the daughter of Nikolay and Svetlana Koroleva, and has one brother, Ivan...If she could have any super power it would be the ability to breathe underwater