Inna Zhukova

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Inna Zhukova
— Gymnast —
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Inna Zhukova winning silver at 2008 Beijing Olympics
Personal information
Country represented  Belarus
Born (1986-09-06) September 6, 1986 (age 28)
Krasnodar, Soviet Union
Hometown Minsk
Height 170 centimetres (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 44 kilograms (97 lb)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Irina Leparskaya
Assistant coach(es) Natalia Shmakova
Choreographer Halina Ryzhankova

Inna Zhukova (Belarusian: Іна Іванаўна Жукава Ina Ivanawna Zhukava Russian: Инна Ивановна Жукова Inna Ivanovna Zhukova, born on September 6, 1986 in Krasnodar, Soviet Union) is a Belarusian individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympics individual all-around silver medalist and 2006 Grand Prix Final all-around bronze medalist.

Biography[edit]

Inna started rhythmic gymnastics in 1990 at age 4. Originally, she trained in Russia, but she was invited to train in Belarus with the coach Irina Leparskaya, who has trained many prominent gymnasts.

Inna made her international debut in 2001. At the 2004 Athens Olympics she came 7th in the All-Around competition with a total score of 100.575 (Hoop 25.00, Ball 25.300, Clubs 25.200, Ribbon 25.075).

At the 2007 World Championships at Patras, Greece Inna placed 4th in the All-Around and won the bronze medal in the rope finals.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Inna Zhukova won the silver medal in All-Around competition. After the Beijing 2008 she decided to finish her active competitive career. Inna is no longer an active competitor in world class rhythmic gymnastics, except to give occasional gala exhibitions (e.g. at LA Lights in Feb, 2009). it is reported that Inna is working for an insurance company in Belarus.

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [1]
2008 Hoop Porto by Dulce Pontes
Rope Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor
Clubs (second) Valenki music from Terem by The Terem Quartet
Clubs (first) Kolibre by Maksim
Ribbon Fragrant branch of white acacia (Russian Romance)
2007 Hoop Son uvidenny vo sne by Igor Krutoy
Rope Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor
Clubs Tension music from Le Rêve by Benoît Jutras
Ribbon Tango in Ebony music from Electrik by Maksim Mrvica
2006 Ball Ya skuchayu po tebq, dazhe kogda splyu (I miss you even when I sleep) by Igor Krutoy
Rope That's Right! by Jesse Cook
Clubs Tension music from Le Rêve by Benoît Jutras
Ribbon Lyrica by Todes
2005 Ball Ya skuchayu po tebq, dazhe kogda splyu (I miss you even when I sleep) by Igor Krutoy
Rope That's Right! by Jesse Cook
Clubs Mirko music from Alegria: Cirque du Soleil by Rene Dupere
Ribbon Icare music from Alegria by Cirque du Soleil
2004 Hoop Zorba's Dance by LCD (originally Mikis Theodorakis)
Ball Green Hornet music from Kill Bill by Al Hirt
Clubs Hu Ha by Montefiori Cocktail
Ribbon Queens music from Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba by Benoît Jutras
2003 Hoop Zorba's Dance by LCD (originally Mikis Theodorakis)
Ball Nocturne by Chopin
Clubs A Gusta by Safri Duo
Ribbon Queens music from Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba by Benoît Jutras
2002 Hoop Caravan by Anatoly Vekshin
Rope Tarantella by Anatoly Vekshin
Clubs Rumba by Anatoly Vekshin
Ball Rouans by Anatoly Vekshin
2001 Hoop Caravan by Anatoly Vekshin
Rope Tarantella by Anatoly Vekshin
Clubs Rumba by Anatoly Vekshin
Ball Rouans by Anatoly Vekshin

Detailed Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Rank Score-Final Rank Score-Qualifying
2008 Olympics Beijing All-around 2nd 71.925 4th 70.950
Fragrant branch of white acacia Ribbon 4th 17.825 4th 17.425
Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor Rope 3rd 18.125 4th 17.850
Porto by Dulce Pontes Hoop 3rd 18.125 4th 18.375
The Terem Quartet Clubs 3rd 17.850 4th 17.300
Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Rank Score-Final Rank Score-Qualifying
2004 Olympics Athens All-around 7th 100.575 8th 98.575
Queens from Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba Ribbon 6th 25.075 6th 24.700
Green Hornet music from Kill Bill
by Al Hirt
Ball 7th 25.300 12th 24.200
Zorba's Dance by LCD (originally Mikis Theodorakis) Hoop 8th 25.000 10th 24.575
Hu Ha by Montefiori Cocktail Clubs 7th 25.200 6th 25.100

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