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Anna Salnikova

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Nationality  Georgia
Strokes  Breaststroke
Sport  Swimming

Weight  52 kg (115 lb)
Height  1.67 m (5 ft 5 ⁄2 in)
Name  Anna Salnikova
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Born  11 January 1987 (age 28) (1987-01-11) Tbilisi, Georgian SSR

Anna Salnikova (Georgian: ანა სალნიკოვა; born January 11, 1987) is a Georgian swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events. She represented her nation Georgia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and held a Georgian national record in both the 50 and 100 m breaststroke until they were later broken by Teona Bostashvili in two separate editions of the World Championships (2013 and 2015).

Salnikova received a wild card invitation from FINA to compete as a lone Georgian female swimmer in the 100 m breaststroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Tying for first at the initial length of the opening heat, she fought off a sprint challenge from Libya's Asmahan Farhat by just the slimmest of the margins for the top spot, but nearly faded down the last stroke to touch the wall with a second-place time in 1:21.70. Salnikova failed to advance to the semifinals, as she placed forty-eighth overall in the preliminary heats.

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