|— Gymnast —|
May 15, 1984 |
|Height||175 centimetres (5 ft 9 in)|
|Head coach(es)||Irina Viner|
|Former coach(es)||Natalia Rogozhina|
Aliya Yussupova (Kazakh: Әлия Мақсұтқызы Жүсіпова; born May 15, 1984 in Chimkent, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) is an individual Rhythmic Gymnast of Kazakh ethnicity, who competes for Kazakhstan, and was coached by the Russian coach, Irina Viner.
Aliya has won two silver medals in ball and clubs at the 2004 World Cup Final in Moscow. At the 2004 Athens Olympics she qualified for the finals in 5th. In the finals she was placed 4th with a total of 103.975 (Ribbon 25.550, Clubs 26.325, Ball 26.600, Hoop 25.500).
Aliya is a winner of Kazakhstani National Championships in the individual all-around competition in 2000-2005. In 2006 Asian championships in Surat, India, (from July 29 to August 3), Aliya swept the rhythmic gymnastics medals. She won six gold medals, including four individual apparatus titles, the team gold and individual all-around title. Aliya finished 6th in All-around at the 2007 World Championships.
She competed in her second Olympics at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she finished 5th at the All-around event finals. She was the also all around bronze medalist at the 2009 Universiade and in 2009 Asian championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, Aliya won all the gold medals again.
She completed her career at the end of the 2009 season.
- First Asian and Kazakh rhythmic gymnast to medal at the World Cup final.
- First Kazakh gymnast to place in top 10 Finals in the Olympic Games ( 2004 and 2008 ).
Detailed Olympic results
|Music from Da Vinci Code by Hans Zimmer||Hoop||17.625||17.900|
|Scott & Fran's Paso Doble by David Hirschfelder & The Bogo Pogo Orchestra||Rope||17.825||17.575|
|Spartacus by Aram Khatchaturian||Clubs||17.650||17.575|
|Artsakh by Ara Gevorkian||Ribbon||16.700||16.750|
|Mystics Lullaby / Anatolian Deluxe / Marrakesh Night Market
by Loreena McKennitt / Turkish Percussion Group
|Bolero (Closing Credits) music from Moulin Rouge
by Steve Sharples
|Ya Habibi Yallah by Alabina||Clubs||26.325||25.725|
|Op-sa by Esil Dyuran||Ribbon||25.550||23.825|