Ksenia Afanasyeva

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Ksenia Afanasyeva
— Gymnast —
Ksenia Afanasyeva, 2010.jpg
Afanasyeva in 2010
Personal information
Full name Ksenia Dmitrievna Afanasyeva
Country represented  Russia
Born (1991-09-13) September 13, 1991 (age 23)
Tula, Russia
Hometown Tula, Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Height 158 centimetres (5 ft 2 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club CSKA Sports Club
Gym "Lake Krugloe"
Head coach(es) Marina Vladimirovna Nazarova
Former coach(es) Sergey Olegovich Gaiderov
Choreographer Olga Burova
Music

2005-2006: Dancing With the Muse
2007-2008: Isadora and L for Love
2009: Ballet and Nuclear
2010-2011: The Color of the Night
2011: Infiltrado

2012: Grand Guignol and Ironside

Ksenia Dmitrievna Afanasyeva (Russian: Ксения Дмитриевна Афанасьева) (born September 13, 1991) is a Russian artistic gymnast. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the 2011 World Floor champion, the 2013 European Floor champion, and the 2013 Universiade Vault and Floor champion.

Senior career[edit]

2007[edit]

In March, Afanasyeva competed at the World Cup event in Paris, France. She placed second on balance beam scoring 15.175.[1]

2008[edit]

In April, Afanasyeva competed at the European Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France. She contributed scores of 14.575 on vault and 14.100 on floor toward the Russian team's second place finish.[2]

In May, Afanasyeva competed at the World Cup event in Tianjin, China. She placed second on vault scoring 14.350, third on uneven bars scoring 15.075, and fifth on balance beam scoring 15.275.[3]

At the end of May, Afanasyeva competed at the World Cup event in Moscow, Russia. She placed seventh on vault scoring 13.887 and second on floor scoring 14.775.[4]

Beijing Olympics[edit]

In August, Afanasyeva competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In qualifications she placed sixth in the all around with a score of 60.800 but did not advance to the final due to the two per country rule.[5] In the team final, she contributed scores of 15.075 on vault, 14.925 on uneven bars, and 14.375 on floor toward the Russian team's fourth place finish.[6] In the balance beam final, she placed seventh with a score of 14.825.[7]

2009[edit]

In April, Afanasyeva competed at the European Championships in Milan, Italy. She placed second in the all around final with a score of 57.600 and fourth in the uneven bars final scoring 14.650.[8]

Originally, Ksenia was on the four gymnast delegation for the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in London, United Kingdom. She traveled to London but didn't compete owing to a back injury.

2010[edit]

In April, Afansyeva competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne, Australia. She placed third in the all around competition with a score of 57.450.[9] In event finals, she placed third on uneven bars scoring 14.250, fourth on balance beam scoring 14.525, and sixth on floor scoring 13.675.[10]

In May, Afanasyeva competed at the World Cup event in Moscow, Russia. She placed third on balance beam scoring 13.500.[11]

In July, Afanasyeva competed at the Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. She won the all around competition with a score of 58.350. She said, "I did all events cleanly, vault in particular."[12]

In October, Afanasyeva competed at the World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She contributed a score of 14.800 on floor toward the Russian team's first place finish. In the floor final, she placed eighth with a score of 12.700.[13]

2011[edit]

In May, Afanasyeva competed at the World Cup event in Moscow, Russia. She placed second on balance beam scoring 14.200 and second on floor scoring 14.200.[14]

In October, Afanasyeva competed at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. In the team final, she contributed scores of 14.800 on vault and 14.633 on floor toward the Russian team's second place finish.[15] She placed seventh in the all around competition with a score of 56.732[16] and first on floor with a score of 15.133.[17]

2012[edit]

Afanasyeva performing on floor during the team final at London 2012 on 31 July.

In March, Afanasyeva competed at the Russian National Championships in Penza, Russia. She placed second in the all around competition with a score of 58.387.[18] In event finals, she placed first on balance beam scoring 14.980, and second on floor scoring 14.180.[19] She sustained a small leg injury and said, "I really hope to recover, to have time to prepare and make an impact (at the European Championships). Without this tournament it will be very hard to get to the Olympics. The selection of the team goes through several stages - the Russian championships that we just had, followed by the European championships and Russian Cup."

In June, Afanasyeva competed at the Russian Cup in Penza, Russia. She placed fourth in the all around competition with a score of 56.067.[20]

London Olympics[edit]

At the end of July, Afanasyeva competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom and was team captain. Afanasyeva scored 15.066 on balance beam and 14.833 on floor during qualification on 29 July.[21] In the team final on 31 July, she contributed scores of 14.833 on balance beam and 14.333 on floor toward the Russian team's second place finish.[22] In event finals on 7 August, she placed fifth on balance beam scoring 14.583 and sixth on floor scoring 14.566.[23]

2013[edit]

Afanasyeva performing on floor at the 2011 Mexico Open Gymnastics in Acapulco

In March, Afanasyeva competed at the Russian National Championships in Penza, Russia. She placed fourth in the all around with a score of 56.850.[24] Afanasyeva contributed scores of 15.000 on vault, 12.750 on balance beam, and 14.450 on floor towards the Central team's first place finish.[25] In event finals, she placed third on balance beam scoring 13.775 and first on floor scoring 13.600.[26]

Later in March, Afanasyeva competed at the 19th French International in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. She qualified for balance beam and floor with scores of 13.966 and 14.466 respectively.[27] Afanasyeva placed fourth on balance beam with a score of 13.066, and won gold on the floor exercise with a score of 14.633.[28]

In April, Afanasyeva competed at the European Championships in Moscow, Russia. In qualifications, she placed fifth in the all around with a score of 55.099 but did not advance to the final due to the two per country rule. After qualifying in first place with a score of 14.633, Afanasyeva won the gold medal in the floor final with a score of 15.166.[29]

In July, Afanasyeva competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade where she helped Russia finish first in the team final with scores of 15.000 on vault, 12.550 on uneven bars, 14.250 on balance beam, and 14.750 on floor exercise. In doing so, she also qualified second to all around finals behind compatriot Aliya Mustafina, fourth to vault finals, and first to floor finals. She won the all around silver with compatriot Aliya Mustafina taking the gold medal. During vault finals, she debuted her new Amanar vault and performed the same two vaults as teammate Maria Paseka. Afanasyeva however, surprised the crowd and tied for first place with North Korean gymnast Hong Un-Jong with a 15.125 while Paseka placed third. She also won the floor final.

Competitive history[edit]

Afanasyeva's gymnastics include strong technique and difficult skills, especially on floor where she displays a high level of artistry.

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2005 European Youth Olympic Festival 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd
2006 European Championships (Junior) 1st
2007 Paris World Cup 2nd
2008 National Championships 2nd 4th 6th 4th
European Championships 2nd
Russian Cup 1st
Olympic Games 4th 7th
2009 National Championships 2nd 6th 3rd 2nd 6th
European Championships 2nd 4th
Russian Cup 2nd 8th 1st 1st
2010 Pacific Rim Championships 3rd 3rd 4th 6th
Japan Cup 1st 1st
Russian Cup 2nd 5th 2nd
Holland Invitational 1st 2nd
World Championships 1st 8th
2011 Russian Cup 4th 7th 7th 1st
Dinamo International 2nd 6th 6th 1st
World Championships 2nd 7th 1st
Mexican Open 1st
2012 National Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Russian Cup 2nd 4th 7th 8th
Olympic Games 2nd 5th 6th
2013 National Championships 1st 4th 3rd 1st
La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup 4th 1st
European Championships 1st
Universiade 1st 2nd 1st 1st
2014 National Championships 1st
Stuttgart World Cup 2nd
Voronin Cup 2nd 1st
Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2013 European Championships Moscow All-Around 5 55.099
Uneven Bars 30 12.466
Balance Beam 15 13.100
Floor Exercise 1 15.166 1 14.633
2012 Olympic Games London Team 2 178.530 2 180.429
Balance Beam 5 14.583 7 15.066
Floor Exercise 6 14.566 4 14.833
2011 World Championships Tokyo Team 2 175.329 2 231.062
All-Around 7 56.732 6 56.941
Uneven Bars 21 14.083
Balance Beam 28 14.100
Floor Exercise 1 15.133 10 14.325
2010 World Championships Rotterdam Team 1 175.397 1 234.521
All-Around 17 55.465
Uneven Bars 107 11.866
Balance Beam 9 14.533
Floor Exercise 8 12.700 2 14.766
2009 European Championships Milan All-Around 2 57.600 20 54.575
Uneven Bars 4 14.650 3 14.825
Balance Beam 50 12.025
Floor Exercise 30 13.250
2008 Olympic Games Beijing Team 4 180.625 3 244.400
All-Around 6 60.800
Uneven Bars 21 14.825
Balance Beam 7 14.825 7 15.775
Floor Exercise 9 15.025
European Championships Clermont-Ferrand Team 2 179.475 2 176.425
Balance Beam 14 14.700
Floor Exercise 20 14.225

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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