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Anna Dementyeva Dreams of Olympic Titles

26.05.2011 This spring, the burden of leading the Russian women's artistic gymnastics team fell on the shoulders of a 16-year old girl from Samara, Anna Dementyeva. She became the European All-Around Champion and at the recent world cup event in Moscow, she added two golds and a silver to her collection. Dementyeva told Moscow News how she was coping with her new responsibilities. — What has changed in your life since your success at the European Championships? The head coach and the other coaches have started to put their hopes in me. It's nice, but it's also hard. But I'm…

Anna Dementyeva: I am sure Mustafina will still win many times

09.04.2011 The new European All-Around Champion Anna Dementyeva was somewhat shy in the face of all the attention focussed on her. After the competition concluded, the Russian gymnast noted that she had the hardest time during her routine on balance beam. "Of course I am vey happy to win", she said softly, smiling in the mixed zoned, "It was a bit hard today. But all the coaches and our girls really supported me. A big thank you to all of them!" Were you frightened when you saw what happened to Mustafina? "I didn't see anything. And then I was sad…

Tatyana Nabiyeva Wins Silver on Bars at European Championships

09.04.2011 The fourth day of the European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics is under way. Russian Tatyana Nabiyeva won silver on bars with a score of 15.075. The gold was taken by British gymnast Elizabeth Tweddle (15.100), while the bronze went to Kim Bui of Germany (14.675). Russian Anna Dementyeva took fourth place with a score of 14.475. Artistic Gymnastics. European Championships. Berlin (Germany) Women. Uneven bars. 1. Eleizabeth Tweddle (GBR) 15.100 2. Tatyana Nabiyeva (RUS) 15.075 3. Kim Bui (GER) 14.675 4. Anna Dementyeva (RUS) 14.475

Aliya Mustafina Wins Three Gold Medals in France

20.03.2011 Today the individual events World Cup stage in Paris France concluded. Aliya Mustafina won the gold medal on vault, followed by Tatyana Nabiyeva. Mustafina also won the uneven bars while Nabiyeva was in fourth place on this event.Today the individual events World Cup stage in Paris France concluded. Aliya Mustafina won the gold medal on vault, followed by Tatyana Nabiyeva. Mustafina also won the uneven bars while Nabiyeva was in fourth place on this event. On the balance beam, Mustafina also took the gold while Anna Dementyeva earned the bronze medal. Dementyeva earned another bronze medal on floor exercise.…

New Khorkina

23.10.2010 We have not had such a confident and clean win in Russian gymnastics in the all-around since Svetlana Khorkina. Not for one second during today's final did Aliya Mustafina leave room to doubt that she was the best. Olympic Sport blog shares impressions from what we saw. The competitive day began with the men. There were no illusions for our gymnasts going in — neither Sergey Khorokhordin nor Maksim Devyatovkyy were convincing in Rotterdam. … The girls climbed onto the podium an hour later. The strongest six women, which included two Chinese girls, two Americans the Romanian Porgras and…

Komova Wins Ticket To Youth Olympic Games

30.04.2010 On Wednesday, the Russian Junior Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team won the continental team championship in England, besting the Romanian team by over nine point. This meet was also the qualification round for the first Youth Olympic Games which will be held in Singapore this summer.   Fourteen tickets were won - one for each nation. Our own Anastasiya Grishina showed the best result - 58.00; she was followed by three more Russians: Viktoriya Komova - 57.05, Mariya Paseka - 55.850, and Anastasiya Sidirova - 55.600. But Grishina did not win the trip to Singapore as she was born on…

Anastasia Grishina: A Return To Russian Artistry

20.03.2010 Together with teammate Viktoria Komova, 14 year old Anastasia Grishina from Moscow is likely to be the main Russian medal contender at the upcoming Junior European Championships in Birmingham (26 April – 2 May 2010). At the end of March, Grishina won the junior competition for the Trofeo Citta di Jesolo in Italy with an impressive all-around score of 59,450—nearly two points ahead of any other competitor, junior or senior. At the Russian Championships in Penza in mid-March, Grishina won the all-around, uneven bars and balance beam in her age group. Read the rest of the article here.