Role Olympic athlete
Height 1.8 m
Weight 67 kg
Name Kseniya Moskvina
|Full name Kseniya Leonidovna Moskvina|
Born 29 May 1989 (age 26) (1989-05-29) Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR
Kseniya Leonidovna Moskvina (Russian: Ксения Леонидовна Москвина; born May 29, 1989) is a Russian swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events. She finished fourteenth in the 100 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and eclipsed a European record (56.36) to claim the gold medal at the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, apart from two of her bronze medals obtained in the 50 m backstroke, and 4 × 100 m medley relay.
Moskvina competed for the Russian team in two swimming events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Leading up to the Games, she finished with the second-place time in 1:00.95 to assure her direct selection to the Olympic team and clear the FINA A-cut (1:01.70) by almost a full second at the Russian Open Championships in Moscow. In the 100 m backstroke, Moskvina missed the top eight final with a thirteenth-place time in 1:01.06. Swimming in heat six on the evening prelims, Moskvina put up a tremendous effort from lane one with a blazing 1:00.70 to seal the last seed of the top 16 semifinal roster.
On the last day of the competition, Moskvina earned a fifth-place finish as a member of the Russian team in the 4 × 100 m medley relay with a final time of 3:57.84. Swimming the lead-off backstroke leg in the prelims, Moskvina produced a split of 1:01.05 to receive the Russian foursome of Anastasia Aksenova, Yuliya Yefimova, and Natalya Sutyagina a fifth seed en route to the final in 3:59.66.
On March 14, 2013, Moskvina was ordered a six-year ban by the Russian Swimming Federation for committing a second doping violation.