Daria Dmitrieva

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Daria Dmitrieva
— Gymnast —
Daria Dmitrieva Grand Prix Austria 2012.JPG
Dmitrieva at the 2012 Grand Prix Vorarlberg
Personal information
Full name Daria Andreyevna Dmitrieva
Nickname(s) Busi, Dasha
Country represented  Russia
Born (1993-06-22) 22 June 1993 (age 21)
Irkutsk, Russia
Height 171 centimetres (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 51 kilograms (112 lb)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Club Gazprom
Head coach(es) Irina Viner
Assistant coach(es) Olga Buyanova
Choreographer Veronica Shatkova,
Irina Zenovka
Eponymous skills Pivot connecting turns (Attitude turns + ring pivot turn with help)
Retired 2013
World ranking 2 (2012 Season)[1]
2 (2011 Season)[2]
3 (2010 Season)[3]
9 (2009 Season)[4]

Daria Andreyevna Dmitrieva (Russian: Дарья Андреевна Дмитриева, born 22 June 1993) is a Russian rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympic all-around silver medalist, the 2010 World ribbon champion, the 2011 World Cup Final all-around champion, 2012 World Cup Final all-around silver medalist, the 2012 Grand Prix Final all-around champion, 2011 Grand Prix Final all-around silver medalist and 2010 Grand Prix Final all-around bronze medalist.

Career[edit]

Dmitrieva appeared internationally competing at the 2008 Kiev World Cup wining the gold in juniors all-around. She became the 2008 European Junior champion in ribbon in Torino, Italy and also won the Junior Team gold medal.

She is coached by Olga Buyanova, who has also coached gymnasts Oxana Kostina and Natalia Lipkovskaya who are also both from Irkutsk.

In 2009, Dmitrieva broke onto the international scene competing in important competitions like Corbeil-Essonnes. She was selected by Irina Viner to be a part of the main Russian national team. Dmitrieva went to the 2009 World Championships in Mie as a part of the national team with Evgenia Kanaeva, Olga Kapranova and Daria Kondakova. In qualifications she only competed with ball and helped her team to win the gold in the team competition. She qualified to the ball final with a score of 27.500 and finished in fourth place behind Ukraine's Anna Bessonova.

In 2010, Dmitrieva was again part of the Russian national team. She had a successful season winning silver in all-around at the 2010 World Cup St.Petersburg ahead of teammate Daria Kondakova, she also won two silver medals in hoop and rope final behind Evgenia Kanaeva. At the 2010 World Championships in Moscow, she helped her team to win the gold medal in the team competition and qualified for the ball and ribbon final. In the ball final she scored 28.650 to win the silver medal, finishing 0.050 points behind her teammate Evgenia Kanaeva. In the ribbon final she scored 28.825 to win the gold medal.

In 2011, At the 2011 World Cup in Corbeil-Essonnes Dmitrieva won silver in all-around, she won another pair of silver medals in clubs and ribbon final. She then competed at the 2011 Summer Universiade where she won the all-around silver medal, she won gold in the ribbon final ahead of teammate and 2008 Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva. She won the gold medal in all-around at the 2011 World Cup Final held in Tashkent.

In 2012, Dmitrieva started her season at the Moscow Grand Prix where she won the bronze medal in all-around, at the event finals; she won gold in ball and silver in hoop. She competed at the World Cup in Kiev where she won a total of 4 gold medals in all-around and apparatus finals in clubs, hoop and ribbon ahead of Ukrainian Alina Maksymenko. A foot injury led her to withdraw from the World Cup series in Tashkent and the selection for a 2012 European spot in the Russian national team.

The head coach of Russia, President of the Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Irina Viner said the question of participation in the Olympics remained open and would be resolved only after the June Grand Prix in Austria and the World Cup in Belarus in July.

Dmitrieva returned to competition at the Grand Prix Vorarlberg in Austria. She won the silver medal in all-around behind Evgenia Kanaeva and ahead of Alexandra Merkulova who won the bronze medal. In the event finals, Dmitrieva won the gold medal in ribbon, as well as silver medals in ball and clubs. She then again won the silver medal in the all-around at the World Cup Final in Minsk as well as silver medals for the event finals in hoop, ball and ribbon. Despite these results, Alexandra Merkulova was named as Russia's nominal second entry in rhythmic gymnastics, together with reigning 2008 Olympic Champion Evgenia Kanaeva. Viner stated that the final decision was yet to be confirmed and she would fly on July 21 to the pre-Olympic training camp in the UK.[5]

2012 Olympic season[edit]

On August 2, 2012, it was finally determined that Russia's entries at the Olympic Games in London would be Evgenia Kanaeva and Daria Dmitrieva, replacing teammate Alexandra Merkulova who began to struggle with a foot injury at the Russian gymnastic test practices in London.[6]

Dmitrieva was ranked first on the first day of qualifications ahead of teammate Kanaeva, who fumbled and dropped the hoop. On the second day of qualifications, Dmitrieva finished second overall with a total score of 114.525, behind Kanaeva who scored a total of 116.000.

In the Olympic all-around finals, Dmitrieva took the highest in ribbon with 29.100 and scored a total of 114.500 points to win the silver medal behind compatriot Evgenia Kanaeva. On winning her silver medal, Dmitrieva said: "I am feeling excellent. It was hard for me to get it and I am very happy. It's a very worthwhile medal to have won. I'm not only proud of myself, I am proud of my country. There are so many people, wonderful coaches and our parents."[7]

Dmitrieva competed at the 2012 Aeon Cup in Japan and won the all-around gold medal. On November 4, Dmitrieva competed at the 2012 Grand Prix Final in Brno, Czech Rep. and won her first Grand Prix Final all-around title. She also won the gold medal at the event finals in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.[8]

Retirement[edit]

On 26 February 2013, at a press conference led by Russian head coach Irina Viner, it was suggested that Dmitrieva might retire from competition due to a recurring leg injury from severe stress,[9] however her personal coach, Olga Buyanova, said she was only pausing her career in order to heal.[10] She underwent surgery in Germany for her ankle ligament injury.[11]

On 4 September 2013, Dmitrieva announced her retirement, saying "I have finished competing and am moving on to the next phase of my life. I have finally decided on what I want to do in the future - try my hand at different areas. I convey my sincere good wishes back a thousandfold to all those people who wrote to me and still support and root for me. I am very grateful to all these people."[12] Buyanova stated: "She has decided to end her career. It was her own decision and we have no right to challenge it. Not forgetting that her departure in the sport is associated with quite a serious injury, in the world of gymnastics time plays the most important role and the mode of intensive training and competitions can often have a very serious impact on the career of an athlete".[13]

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [14]
2012 Hoop Piano Concerto No. 2 In C-minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ball Ave Maria by Libera, Immortelle by Lara Fabian
Clubs Beat Machine / The Expert / Tradition by Gloria Estefan / Yello / Unknown
Ribbon Revolutions by Jean Michel Jarre
2011 Hoop Piano Concerto No. 2 In C-minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ball (second) Love Song by Mark Fradkin
Ball (first) Cell Block Tango music from Chicago! by John Kander
Clubs Sam's Blues by Sam Taylor
Ribbon Revolutions by Jean Michel Jarre
2010 Hoop Vdol po Piterskoy (Russia folk music)
Ball A naposledok ya skazhu (А на последок я скажу)
from Zhestokiy romans Ruthless Romance by Andrei Petrov
Rope White Darbouka by Hovannes K.
Ribbon Epilog music from Skazka stranstvij by Alfred Schnittke
2009 Hoop El Tango de Roxanne music from Moulin Rouge
Ball (second) Introducci; Moderato Assai, Allegro from Swan lake by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ball (first) Adagio music from Spartacus by Aram Khatchaturian
Rope Mozzarella (Gaeten Fabri Remix) by Kal
Ribbon  ?
2008 Hoop Don't let me be misunderstood music from Kill Bill 1 by Santa Esmeralda
Ball A Comme Amour (L for Love) by Richard Clayderman
Rope The Red Army Ensemble "Kamarinskaya" (Russian folk) by Solo balalaika player - Boris Feoktistov
Ribbon Una Musica Brutal by Gotan Project

Detailed Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2012 Olympics London All-around 114.500 114.525
Revolutions by Jean Michel Jarre Ribbon 29.100 28.925
Ave Maria by Libera
Immortelle by Lara Fabian
Ball 28.350 28.800
Piano Concerto No. 2 In C-minor
Op. 18: I. Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Hoop 28.300 29.000
Beat Machine by Gloria Estefan
The Expert by Yello
Tradition by Unknown
Clubs 28.750 27.800

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  5. ^ Irina Viner RG Sports Conference
  6. ^ Final Composition of Rhythmic Gymnasts for Olympics
  7. ^ "Kanaeva becomes first Rhythmic Gymnast to win 2 Olympic Gold". РИА Новости. 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 Grand Prix Final results". rhythmicgymnasticsresults. 4 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rhythmic gymnastics: Irina Viner fronts Margarita Mamun as team leader". itar-tass. 26 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Gymnast Daria Dmitrieva paused, but not going to go away from the sport". baikal24.ru. 28 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dmitrieva is receiving treatment in Germany, but her career is not going to complete yet". kp.ru. 28 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Daria Dmitrieva: I finished the act and move on to the next stage of my life". 4 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gymnast Daria Dmitrieva finished her career". 5 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dmitrieva RG music list". rgforum. 

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