MOSCOW, 28 Jan - R-Sport, Veronica Gimadieva. Medalist of the world championship by water kinds of sports and two-time European champion in diving from the national team of Ukraine Oleksandr Bondar confirmed the Agency "R-Sport" that on Wednesday received Russian citizenship.
Cooper married a Russian girl and decided to obtain Russian citizenship. The parents of 22-year-old athlete also moved to the Russian Federation.
Cooper is the champion of Europe on a diving of 2013 in the diving and in team competitions, bronze medalist of the world Championships 2011 in synchronized diving from the tower, Vice-champion of the youth Olympic games 2010 in Singapore and participate in the final competition in the platform dive at the 2012 Olympic games in London.
first Deputy sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh said that the athlete has a chance to compete at the Olympic games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro from the national team of the Russian Federation.