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|— Gymnast —|
|Full name||Denis Mikhailovich Ablyazin|
August 3, 1992 |
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
Denis Mikhailovich Ablyazin (Russian: Денис Михайлович Аблязин, born 3 August 1992 in Penza) is a Russian artistic gymnast. He is the 2012 Olympics vault silver medalist, 2012 Olympics floor bronze medalist, two-time European vault champion, the 2014 European champion rings and floor.
Denis as child wanted to become a hockey player later, after hockey, he started cycling and then finally chose gymnastics. He competed at his first school Spartakiade in Chelyabinsk, with his first victory and came back with the gold medal.
Denis is currently engaged to Ksenia Semenova, former member of the Russian women's gymnastics team.
In 2011, Denis appeared at Cottbus World Cup and won bronze in vault, he competed in his first European Championships in 2011 Berlin where he qualified and finished 6th in the floor exercise finals. He was part of the Russian silver medalists Team that competed at the 2012 European Championships in Montpellier, France. Denis also won a pair of bronze medals in the Rings and Vault Finals at the Europeans.
Denis competed at the World Championships and contributed to the Russian team's fourth place finish. Individually he placed fifth in the vault final after qualifying in ninth place and being brought in as a reserve when Marian Dragulescu pulled out due to injury.
2012 London Olympics
Denis competed for the national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's artistic team all-around. He was the only Russian male artistic gymnast to win 2 medals, a bronze in Floor and a silver for Vault at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In March Ablyazin began his season competing at the World Cup Internationaux de France where he won gold on rings and silver on floor.
He won the gold medal in Vault at the 2013 European Championships in Moscow. Ablyazin, alongside the Russian team (Nikolai Kuksenkov, Emin Garibov, David Belyavskiy and Nikita Ignatyev) won Russia the team gold at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan. He won silver in Vault and Rings final.
Denis competed at the World Championships, however had a very bad qualification round and failed to qualify to any event finals.
In 2014 Season, Denis competed at the World Cup series in Cottbus and won gold medal in Rings and Floor. In May 19–25, at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. Denis contributed scores of 15.833 on floor, 15.500 on rings, 15.366 on vault for Russia and along with teammates (Nikolai Kuksenkov, Aleksandr Balandin, Nikita Ignatyev, David Belyavskiy) won Russia the Team Event gold medal with a total score of 267.959 ahead of Great Britain. In Event Finals, Ablyazin won in all events he qualified winning the gold medal in floor (15.700), rings (15.800) tied with teammate Aleksandr Balandin and vault (15.150). Ablyazin won a total of 4 gold medals making him the most successful gymnast in the entire 2014 European Championships.
- "Denis Ablyazin". London 2012 Olympics. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "Final Day: Three European Titles for Denis Abliazin, four for Russia". gymmedia. Retrieved 25 May 2014.