Many years of practice shows that sports form a person’s commitment and willpower. These properties are referred to as a sporting character, which helps to overcome various obstacles that arise on the journey of life. Anna Igorevna Kharitonova was born on March 12, 1985 in an ordinary Soviet family. His father worked in a motor transport enterprise. Her mother worked as a babysitter in kindergarten. In the house already grew up a brother who was only a year older. It’s natural that sister and brother grew up together.
At school, Anya studied well. She was given both precise and humanities with equal ease. Kharitonova’s favorite subjects were history, literature and physical education. In the third grade, the girl enrolled in the section of judo and sambo. It was from this point that her ascent to the heights of notoriety and success began. The girl faced a serious task. It was necessary to combine study with training. Anna was distinguished from an early age by a serious approach to all business and errands. You can’t miss training. Getting mediocre grades in school too. Free time for aimless walks in the streets she has no left.
Awards and achievements
Before the ninth grade, Kharitonova successfully combined her studies and training. Moreover, she had time to attend elective classes in mathematics and work. I learned very well to crochet and spokes. After the eighth grade the promising athlete was transferred to the famous Moscow school of Olympic reserve. In 2000 Anna performed at the All-Russian judo tournament among schoolchildren and took first place. She was included in the national team. In 2002, the athlete received secondary education, but didn’t manage to enter the university. Kharitonova was preparing to perform at the World Youth Championships. She performed and won the bronze medal.
Anna’s athletic career folded quite successfully. In 2007, she won a gold medal at the European Judo Championships, and secured herself a place on the country’s Olympic team. However, at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing performed unsuccessfully. Kharitonova endured her defeat very hard. At certain points she wanted to quit this sport, and leave for a deaf village. The athlete was able to cope with depression and get back into the training process. I started to engage only in sambo wrestling. Already in 2010 she won first place at the Women’s World Championships.
Recognition and personal life
In 2016 Kharitonova received “silver” at the World Cup, and “gold” at the championship Russia. For her great contribution to the development of Russian sport Anna was awarded medals of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 1st and 2nd degree.
Anna’s personal life developed safely. She resides by legal marriage. Husband and wife continue to play sports. Kharitonova graduated from the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Physical Education. He holds a master’s degree in physical education