Russian curler Anna Sidorova
Russian curler Anna Sidorova was born February 6, 1991 in Moscow. She currently skips the Russian national women’s curling team, and will be Russian curling team captain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Her сoach is Olga Andrianova. Anna Sidorova is International Master of Sports. Anna Sidorova was recognized the most beautiful Russian athlete of 2013.
Russian curler Anna Sidorova was named at the last minute to the Russian Olympic Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada as the team’s third. Originally Olga Jarkova was named to the team. For the fifth match, against the USA, and the sixth match, against Switzerland, Sidorova replaced Ludmila Privivkova as skip. She also replaced Ludmila Privivkova in the 8th Game against China as the Skip. Sidorova thus became the youngest skip at the games.
Figure skating was her first sport, which she took seriously. Anna’s mother saw the talent in her daughter, and took her to CSKA club. Everything went perfect for her till one day when Anna got injury. Parting with ice was painful. Especially the girl grieved at the abrupt change of the daily routine. Six years in a row she got up at 5.40 in the morning and set off to the training, and came back home at ten in the evening. After retiring from skating she got a lot of free time, she could not find a place. Then at school tried to play volleyball, was doing well, despite the fact that she is nat tall enough for this kind of sport.
Curling in her life also appeared suddenly, and again, not without her mother’s help. She met an old acquaintance, the girl’s mother, with whom they skated together. From her she learned that her daughter also was injured, and began practicing curling. Mom liked the idea, she took Anna by the hand and led her to the curling club “Moskvich”. The coach was pleased to meet the new girl who was seriously involved in sports, but Anna was not pleased. In her head was a slight doubt about the exotic for our country kind of sport – curling. But Anna has always had her credo: if you do something, do it well.
Russian curler Anna Sidorova will be the skip of team Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soci, Russia.