(1985 - )
Anastasia Gloushkov was born on May 25, 1985, in Jerusalem.
Gloushkov's break out performance in synchronized swimming
was in the 2000 Mediterranean Games held in her hometown of Jerusalem.
The then fifteen year old swimmer won both the singles and the duet
events with considerable aplomb. In 2001 the youngster competed in the
World Youth Championships in Seattle and managed a creditable ninth
Two years later Anastasia matched up with her current
partner Inna Yoffe in the
World Championship where they ended up in 15th place. The duo competed
in the European Youth Championship in Andorra 2003, and was 6th overall.
In 2004 Yoffe and Gloushkov put in a solid all around
performance in the European Championship in Madrid. Anastasia was ranked
9th in the singles event (with 89.6 points in the final reckoning) and
10th in the duet event with her partner. The twosome also helped the
Israeli team to the 9th place, Israel's highest ranking ever. Yoffe
and Gloushkov looked rather pedestrian in the Athens pre-Olympic competition,
ranking 18th overall.
Gloushkov and Inna Yoffe represented Israel in the
2004 synchronized swimming event. Competing in the duet technical routine
on August 23, the duo ranked 16th overall. They achieved a 85.500 score
which left them 6.667 points behind first place. The Israeli's placed
17th in the preliminary stage on August 24, with a score of 86.0. They
were five places away from the twelfth place finish necessary to qualify
for the finals.
Gloushkov was the "elderly" stateswoman in
the Israeli Olympic synchronized swimming team. At the age of 19, Athens
2004 was her first Olympic Games experience although many experts claim
she would have qualified for the 2000 Sydney Games if the criteria had
not been set unrealistically high by the Olympic Committee. Gloushkov's
mother coaches the Israeli synchronized swimming team.
Sources: Jews In