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Video: Russian Gymnasts: Famous And Young Russian Gymnasts. TOP-30 PHOTOS
There are only two words in the phrase "Russian gymnasts", but the meaning in them is laid down, perhaps, for a whole dissertation. Femininity, modesty, power and strength, tears and endurance, victories and defeats, injuries and triumphs, chronic excess of adrenaline and lack of sleep.
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- 1 Titled and spoiled stars of Russian gymnastics
- 2 The future of Russian sports
Gymnasts are the embodiment of hard work, dedication and a vivid example of what seems to be no limit to human capabilities. Each of the Russian rhythmic gymnasts deserves a separate chapter, but for those who are not at all familiar with them, below are the names, short stories in sports, and long lists of achievements.
Their track records are long and, at first glance, are dry numbers that are boring to scroll while sitting in a comfortable chair with a mouse in hand. But as soon as you look at the photos from the training sessions, review the recordings from the performances, it becomes clear that each short title, crowned with a date, is actually a very long and emotional story, literally titanic labor, of such fragile, but at the same time strong women.
Titled and spoiled stars of Russian gymnastics
What does an ordinary man in the street know about her? When asked who Laysan Utyasheva is, most answer that she is a TV presenter, Volya's wife (Pavel Volya, a comedian from Comedy on TNT), and very few people remember exactly what brought the girl to the TV screen. After a brilliant career as a gymnast, Laysan continued her media path.
However, she left the sport not because she fell out of love, but because she could not recover from the second serious injury. Today, refined, slender and very beautiful, she is raising her son and is successfully developing as a media personality.
An outstanding gymnast, perhaps the most titled of all rhythmic gymnasts in the country. Alina's purposefulness gave her not only a lot of awards, cups and Olympic medals, but also the opportunity to seek help for others with her talent and authority in sports. After completing her sports career, the girl is actively involved in charity work, for some time, being a member of the United Russia party, she was a deputy of the State Duma.
In this position, a successful athlete dealt with issues of youth policy and the development of sports. To the present, he continues his charitable activities. In addition to medals, he has state awards: the Order of Friendship, a certificate of honor of the President of the Russian Federation, the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, IV degree.
Natalya Lavrova is an outstanding personality of the Russian gymnastics school, two-time Olympic champion, she was one of the first to achieve such results. She won international competitions many times and took the Grand Prix in group exercises.
A great contribution to the development and support of sports culture was brought to Natalia by the Order of Friendship and the Order of Honor. However, at the age of 25, Natasha died near her native Penza in a car accident.
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, not without effort, of course, but still delighted the Russian team. Margarita Mamun won the gold medal. The prize program of the girl in the competition, which brought success, was in the individual all-around.
Due to an unusual origin for a Russian woman (Margarita's father is a native of Bangladesh), she received a very extravagant nickname "Bengal Tigress".
The history of gymnastics is written by Russian gymnasts. There are many proofs of this, and one of them is the talented and purposeful Yana Kudryavtseva.
Yana is recognized as the youngest athlete, a representative of rhythmic gymnastics, who has achieved the title of absolute world champion. Yana added a silver medal to the collection of Russian medals at the 2016 Olympics.
The first small steps to the dizzying success of big sport, Evgenia Kanaeva began to take in her native Omsk. After twelve years, the talented girl was invited to Moscow, where she conquered the heights of gymnastics by leaps and bounds. Evgenia is the first athlete in the history of Olympic gymnastics, who twice became the champion in individual all-around.
The next outstanding achievement was the world record, at the World Championships in Mie (Japan) - out of 6 proposed medals, Evgenia took all 6. And also Zhenya, is the first gymnast who was able to score the highest 30 points out of 30 possible in the Grand Prix final in Brno (Czech Republic).
Daria came to the gym quite late for a gymnast, already at the age of 8. In this connection, the first lessons were given to her not without effort. However, thanks to the coach Buyanova, by the age of 14 the girl had already successfully competed with the most experienced athletes.
At one of the competitions, Daria was noticed by Irina Viner, who paved the way for Dasha in her sports career. Two years of hard training with Viner and Daria gets the World Champion. A year later, from the same World Championship, she brings home a set of three medals, one silver and two gold.
Silver Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens, deservedly decorated the chest of Irina Chashchina. Already at the age of 26, Irina held the position of deputy performer in Moscow for sports and tourism, but left the job on her own initiative.
Chashchina preferred the leadership of her own sports school in Barnaul to the place of state civil service. The medalist is married and happily married.
The ballerina of Russian gymnastics, Yulia Barsukova, deservedly bears the nickname "Miss Bolshoi Theater" in professional circles. And it stuck to her for a reason. Still young, at first glance inconspicuous by nothing, Yulia, was noticed by Veronika Shatkova (national rhythmic gymnastics team - choreographer).
It was she who drew Irina Viner's attention to the girl, referring to her innate gift of a ballerina. And then, at the event in honor of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Ballet magazine, Yulia, together with the artists of the Bolshoi Theater, performed Swan Lake, and her portrayed Dying Swan earned a standing ovation from the theater stars.
Like many famous gymnasts Yana Batyrshina, she comes from the school of Irina Viner, in whose group the girl began to train in 1992. And as you know, the eminent coach does not keep mediocrity, and Yana is no exception. In the Olympic all-around, Yana took silver.
First places at the World and European Championships. Batyrshina is no longer involved in big sports and does not represent the country at the Olympics. After a conflict with the coach, the girl left the official gymnastics and began to coach the Brazilian national team. Yana also successfully makes big strides in her television career.
Russian gymnasts are one of the most talented and technical athletes in the world. A striking proof of this is Maria Paseka.
The arsenal of the best exercises performed by the girl includes the most difficult vaults in the entire program. In 2016, she took silver twice at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Unlike Sasha Soldatova, Karolina's career in sports did not start so cloudlessly. When trying to enroll in the local gymnastics section, the girl was refused, due to her rather large physique. But fate turned out to be supportive and, in a miraculous way, the girl caught the eye of Sirotina (Ekaterina Sirotina - coach).
For 4 long and difficult years, Carolina, with the help of a coach, forged an inch from herself, and for good reason. By the age of 12, she had reached such a shape that the eminent Wiener took her up to her wing. Long training sessions, the strictest diet. As a result, in 2010, Sevostyanova received a gold junior medal.
One of the famous students of Irina Viner. Since 1992, under the guidance of an authoritative trainer - Viner, Amina has earned the title of champion of Russia - twice, champion of Europe - three times, and five times became the world champion in rhythmic gymnastics in various forms.
After completing her individual career, Amina remained in the sport as a coach.
"Queen of the uneven bars" - Svetlana Khorkina received this professional nickname for performing the most difficult combinations in the program on the uneven bars.
Svetlana's track record includes two Olympic gold medals in artistic gymnastics, the absolute world championship three times, and the absolute European championship three times.
The talented and purposeful Aliya is a bright personality of Russian artistic gymnastics. She brought the country two Olympic gold. First gold medal - 2012, London.
The second - 2016, Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the official awards in 2012, she was awarded the title of "Sportswoman of the Year".
Like many representatives of Russian gymnastics, Elena Zamolodchikova has her own unofficial title - "Bride of Sydney". In 2000, a very young Elena won the hearts of spectators and fans, which is why she became the enviable bride of the Sydney Olympic Games.
There, she also took two gold medals in artistic gymnastics in different programs. And despite the presence of many other titles and awards, the title of Sydney Bride from Elena never left.
The future of Russian sports2
A known fact that comes and goes. And now our Russian gymnasts, Olympic stars, are completing their sports careers one by one. Yes, someone remains as coaches, which cannot but rejoice. And someone thoroughly and irrevocably leaves the big sport.
But who will now heroically defend the honor of the country at competitions, championships, Olympics? As it turned out, the mine of talents on the Russian land is inexhaustible and the Russian national team today is in no way inferior to its titled, experienced and stellar predecessors.
The twenty-year-old athlete can already boast of a whole collection of sports victories and awards.
Starting from victories in the stages of the Grand Prix and the World Cup, through the European championship, up to the status of the absolute world champion. Only the Olympic medal is missing for a complete list. And Dean has a pretty high chance of getting it.
Averina's sisters are twins, and the fact that no less talented Arina has the same scattering of sports achievements is not surprising. From early childhood, girls are engaged in gymnastics.
Even in an ordinary school, they studied special. a program that takes into account the workload and schedule of the students. As practice shows, the efforts were rewarded.
The daughter of a football goalkeeper, Anastasia knows the meaning of the words sport, responsibility, competition since childhood.
There is no doubt about the seriousness of her intentions, because the athlete has multiple victories in the World and European cups, and two Olympic victories in 2012 and 2016.
Despite her young age, at the age of 17, a native of Omsk, Maria Kravtsova, already has a well-deserved list of serious achievements.
She is an honored master of sports, and the absolute world champion (2017 Championship) in the group classification.
Two-time world champion in rhythmic gymnastics - Evgenia Levanova.
Has been engaged in gymnastics since childhood, from the age of 12 he studies at the school of the Olympic reserve. In 2017 she was included in the Russian national team.
They say that this athlete has a gift from nature. All her mentors noted amazing physical data. Alexandra was in her childhood and now remains quite flexible and resilient. At the age of 13, the girl fought for the championship on a par with her already experienced and titled colleagues. In 2012 she took part in competitions at the European level.
And in 2014 she already glorified the Russian national team at the World Championship for her successes. By the way, from there she brought a gold and two silver medals. And in the team competition she pulled the country to the bronze.
Ksenia was brought to the sport by the handle at the age of 4, and then on the recommendation of an orthopedist, in order to correct her flat feet.
As a result, Xenia's track record of well-deserved awards is proudly adorned with the title of European Champion - 2016, and the title of World Champion in 2017.
Originally from the Moscow region, Maria, like most gymnasts, has been involved in sports from a very young age.
To date, in addition to the European and World championship titles, Maria already has the Olympic championship (Brazil 2016) in the group classification.
Until 2017, few people had heard about this girl, however, giant sports steps since 2017 made Anastasia noticeable in the sports society. Victories at the stages of the Grand Prix, the World Cup, and the title of European champion make the gymnast another bright hope of the country.
If you delve deeper into the track record of victories and achievements, Russian gymnasts are often listed as champions in the number of medals, in the number of points, in their youth of obtaining titles. Since the very beginning of the appearance of gymnastics in the Olympic Games, Russian athletes have made incredible, almost physically impossible breakthroughs. And this trend is growing every year. Girls come to sports earlier, and everyone leaves it earlier, bringing happiness and justified pride to their country, being at the peak of their sports form.