David Belyavskiy

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David Belyavskiy
— Gymnast —
2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships - Floor - David Belyavskiy 02.jpg
David Belyavskiy at the 2015 European Championships in Montpellier, France.
Personal information
Full name David Sagitovich Belyavskiy
Country represented  Russia
Born (1992-02-23) February 23, 1992 (age 23)
Votkinsk, Udmurtia,  Russia
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) / 5'5"
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Elite
Club Lokomotiv Ekaterinburg
Assistant coach(es) Valery Alfosov
Eponymous skills Parallel Bars: Piked double front dismount

David Sagitovich Belyavskiy (Russian: Давид Сагитович Белявский; born 23 February 1992)[1] is a Russian artistic gymnast. He is the 2013 European All-around champion.

Biography[edit]

Belyavskiy was born in Votkinsk, Udmurtia. He lost his parents early and was raised by his grandparents, he grew up in a boarding school. He competed in his first World Championships in 2010, and finished 6th in all-around at the 2011 World Championships.

2012[edit]

He won the Russian Cup All-around in 2012. He was part of the Russian Team that competed at the 2012 Europeans where they won the silver medal. Belyavskiy then competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 5th in the All-around Finals and 7th in the Pommel Horse final. He won bronze in the all-around at the 2012 Stuttgart World Cup.

2013[edit]

Belyavskiy began his 2013 season by winning the Russian National All-around title. Later, he became the 2013 European individual all-around champion with an overall score of 89.799 points edging out British gymnast Max Whitlock for the gold. He won bronze at the Parallel Bars final and placed 5th on floor.

Belyavskiy, alongside the Russian team (Nikolai Kuksenkov, Emin Garibov, Denis Ablyazin and Nikita Ignatyev) won Russia the team gold at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan. He won the all-around bronze medal ( tied with Ukrainian gymnast Oleg Verniaiev ). At the event finals, he won silver in the Parallel Bars Final behind compatriot Emin Garibov and bronze on Floor.

Roughly a week before the 2013 World Championships Belyavskiy suffered an ankle injury. He went on to compete at the World Championships however only qualified to the All Around final in 14th place, coming 12th in the final.

2014[edit]

In May 19-25, at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. Belyavskiy contributed scores of 15.466 (floor), 13.200 (pommel horse), 15.166 (vault), 15.266 (parallel bar) and 14.600 (horizontal bar) for Russia and along with teammates (Denis Ablyazin, Aleksandr Balandin, Nikita Ignatyev, Nikolai Kuksenkov) won Russia the Team Event gold medal with a total score of 267.959 ahead of Great Britain. In event finals, he won silver on parallel bars (15.566) behind Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev[2]

At the World Championships in Nanning, China, Belyavskiy qualified 2nd into the All Around Final, as well as qualifying to the High bar Final and Team Final. Belyavskiy competed on Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar to help the Russian team of Belyavskiy, Denis Ablyazin, Nikita Ignatyev, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Daniil Kazachkov and Ivan Stretovich to a 5th place finish in the Team Final. He also placed 5th in the All Around Final, scoring 89.765, and 5th in the High Bar Final, scoring 14.733.

2015[edit]

In 2015 Belyavskiy won his 3rd consecutive national All-Around title.

At the 2015 European Championships in Montpellier, France, Belyavskiy had a rough time in the qualifications round, qualifying 6th to the All Around Final and 3rd to the Floor Final, but did not make any other finals. In the All Around Final, he suffered a fall on Pommel Horse in the second rotation, but made a comeback to win the silver medal with 88.131, behind Oleg Verniaiev. Belyavskiy also won silver in the Floor Final behind Great Britain's Kristian Thomas with a score of 15.066.

Competitive history[edit]

Year Event Team AA FX PH SR VT PB HB
2010 World Championships 6th
2011 World Championships 4th 6th
2012 European Championships 2nd
Olympic Games 6th 5th 7th
2013 European Championships 1st 5th 3rd
Universiade 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd
World Championships 12th
2014 European Championships 1st 8th 2nd
World Championships 5th 5th 5th
2015 National Championships 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st 7th
European Championships 2nd 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Belyavskiy". London2012.com. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Final Day: Three European Titles for Denis Abliazin, four for Russia". gymmedia. Retrieved 25 May 2014.  and placed 8th in the Floor Final.

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