Ekaterina Kuznetsova: “When somebody gives you an opportunity, say yes to it. So what if you fail? You won’t know if you fail or succeed unless you try.”

Ekaterina Kuznetsova
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Ekaterina Kuznetsova is a talented athlete and a creative person with a strong will and a passion for sports. She was introduced to sports at a young age, and despite facing challenges and setbacks, she persevered and excelled in various sports, such as swimming, tennis, and equestrian sport. Her love for painting, music, theater, and literature also led her to pursue studies in the philological faculty of St. Petersburg State University.

Sport has been a constant and important part of Ekaterina Kuznetsova’s life. Her father was a master of sports of international judo class and a coach, which set a good example for her. Since the age of four, she has been involved in various sports, including rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, tennis, equestrian sport, and wakesurfing. She has achieved great success in wakesurfing, becoming a four-time European champion and a bronze medalist of the World Cup. She is also a judge of the international class of the highest category, the co-Head judge of the World Championships, and the Secretary of the Competitive Wake Surfing Association. Despite her success, she continues to work, train, and participate in competitions, as well as coach students and contribute to the development of wakesurfing around the world.

Her career took a cool turn when she worked as the head of protocol for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi-2014. Her love for sports never left her, and she eventually discovered her talent for wakesurfing, which led to her winning numerous championships and titles.

Ekaterina’s success in wakesurfing led to her being invited to become the Secretary of the CWSA, an organization that promotes wakesurfing around the world. She is also a judge of the international class of the highest category, the co-Head judge of the World Championships, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association.

Today, Ekaterina is a four-time European champion, the bronze medalist of the World Championship, and actively works to develop wakesurfing in the United States and other countries around the world. She plans to open her own school and create her own training methodology to share her knowledge and experience with others.


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