Melitina Staniouta

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Melitina Staniouta
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Nickname(s) Meli/Mely
Country represented  Belarus
Born (1993-11-15) November 15, 1993 (age 20)
Minsk
Height 170 centimetres (5 ft 7 in)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Club Dinamo
Head coach(es) Irina Leparskaya
Choreographer Galina Ryzhaknova
Eponymous skills cossack turn starting on floor + connecting penchee turn
World ranking 3 (2014 Season)As of 22 August 2014[1]
2 (
2013 Season)[2]
14 (
2012 Season)[3]
6 (
2011 Season)[4]

Melitina Staniouta; (Belarusian: Меліціна Дзмітрыеўна Станюта; born 15 November 1993) is a rhythmic gymnast from Minsk, Belarus.[5] She is the two time (2010, 2013) World All-around bronze medalist, the 2014 European All-around silver medalist, 2013 World Cup Final All-around silver medalist, (2010, 2009) World Cup Final All-around bronze medalist and 2009 Grand Prix Final All-around bronze medalist.

Career[edit]

Staniouta first took up the sport of rhythmic gymnastics in 1998. In 2005, she started to train with former Belarusian rhythmic gymnast Larissa Loukianenko, and she was included in the national team.

In 2008, she won a number of junior medals, including in the European Championships for ribbon and rope.

In 2009, Staniouta debuted as a senior and won two medals at the 2009 World Championships in Mie. She won bronze in the rope event at the Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup Series in Pesaro 2009[6] and All-around at the 2009 Grand Prix Final in Berlin.[7] At the 2009 World Cup Final, she won the bronze medal in All-around, a silver medal for rope, and bronze medals for hoop, ball and ribbon in the finals.

Staniouta repeated her success in 2010 and won the bronze medal in All-around at the World Cup Final. She was also the all around bronze medalist at the 2010 World Championships, in addition to winning bronze in the final rope apparatus event. In 2011, Staniouta struggled with injuries throughout the World Cup and Grand Prix season.

In 2012, Staniouta competed at the 2012 European Championships and finished 6th in All-around. At the World Cup Final in Minsk, she won bronze medals in hoop, clubs and ribbon final ahead of fellow Belarusian Liubov Charkashyna. She competed in her first Olympics in 2012 London and finished 12th at the qualifications but did not advance to the Top 10 finals.

Staniouta at the 2013 Valentine World Cup with her signature skill; cossack turn starting on floor connecting to a penchee turn

Staniouta returned to competition in the 2013 season under the new Code of Points system in rhythmic gymnastics. She won the silver medal in all-around at the first World Cup series held in Tartu, Estonia. At the Thiais Grand Prix, Staniouta won bronze medal in clubs, hoop and ribbon finals. At the second World Cup series of the season held in Lisbon, Portugal, Staniouta won the silver medal in ribbon and bronze in clubs final. She won her first World Cup all-around gold medal at the 2013 Irina Deleanu Cup, edging out Ukrainian Alina Maksymenko (silver) and Russian Daria Svatkovskaya (bronze). Staniouta won the 2013 World Cup Pesaro in all-around beating Russians Maria Titova and Daria Svatkovskaya for the gold, she won three gold medals at the event finals in ball, clubs and ribbon. At the 2013 Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup, Staniouta won the silver in All-around, she won another silver medal in ball and bronze in clubs final. She competed in home crowd at the 2013 Minsk World Cup where she won bronze in all-around, she was able to win two gold medals in the event finals in clubs and ribbon. Staniouta then competed at the 2013 European Championships in Vienna, Austria and together with her teammates ( Katsiaryna Halkina and Arina Charopa) won the Team bronze medal. She won bronze in hoop and clubs final. Staniouta competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan where she won silver in hoop behind Margarita Mamun. Staniouta won 2 gold medals (clubs and ball) at the 2013 World Games in Cali beating Ukrainians Rizatdinova and Maksymenko. At the 2013 World Cup Final in St.Petersburg, Russia, Staniouta won the silver in all-around ahead of Russian Yana Kudryavtseva and won bronze medals in hoop, clubs final.[8] At the 2013 World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, Staniouta qualified to all 4 event finals where she won bronze medals in ribbon and ball, placed 5th in hoop and 7th in clubs. She won the All-around bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships with an overall score of 72.166 points. On October, She competed at the 2013 Grand Prix Brno and won bronze in the all-around, hoop, ball, ribbon and silver in clubs. In October 25–27, Staniouta competed at the World Club Championship, the 2013 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan representing team Dinamo (together with teammate Katsiaryna Halkina) won the team silver. She also won the silver medal in the All-around finals ahead of Mamun.[9]

In 2014 Season, Staniouta began competing at the 2014 LA Lights and won the all-around gold medal ahead of Rizatdinova. She finished 7th in all-around at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix and won bronze medal in ball. In her next event, Staniouta finished 6th in all-round at the 2014 Thiais Grand Prix and won gold medal in ribbon ( tied with Ganna Rizatdinova ). She competed at the 2014 Stuttgart World Cup where she finished 4th in all-around. In event finals: she won silver in ball and 3 bronze medals (in hoop, clubs and ribbon).[10] Staniouta then won silver in all-around at the 2014 Lisboa World Cup, she qualified to 3 event finals where she won gold in hoop and silver in ball. Following her next event at the 2014 Pesaro World Cup, she finished 8th in all-around and won bronze medal in clubs final. In May 3–5, Staniouta then competed at the 2014 Kalamata Cup and won the all-around gold medal. In May 22–24, Staniouta competed at the 2014 Tashkent World Cup where she finished 5th in all-around behind Neta Rivkin. She qualified to all 4 event finals winning 3 silver medals (hoop, clubs, ribbon) and bronze in ball. In her next event, Staniouta won the all-around silver medal at the 2014 Minsk World Cup ahead of Margarita Mamun. In the event finals, she won gold in ribbon and bronze (clubs, ball).[11] In June 10-15, Staniouta went to collect the silver medal in the individual all around competition at the 2014 European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, being the first all-around medal for a Belarussian gymnast, 14 years later since Yulia Raskina at the 2000 European Championships in Zaragoza. In August 8-10, Staniouta then competed at the 2014 Sofia World Cup and finished 4th in all-around after a last seconds roll out of her ball and drop in her clubs. She qualified to 2 event finals winning silver in hoop and ribbon.

Endorsements[edit]

Staniouta has appeared in a commercial ad for Bon Aqua.

Personal life[edit]

Melitina is the great-granddaughter of Belarusian actress Stefaniya Staniouta.[12]

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [13]
2014 Hoop Thunderstruck by David Garrett
Ball Obsession (On Theme K. Orff. Carmina Burana) by Palladium Electric Band
Clubs (second) Codigo De Barra by Bajofondo
Clubs Star Scat by Caravan Palace
Ribbon Diva Mea by Alessandro Safina
2013 Hoop La Leyenda Del Beso by Raul Di Blasio
Ball
Clubs Astor Piazzolla: Contrastes by Ensemble Contraste
Ribbon Khachaturian: Masquerade: I Waltz by Alexander Lazarev & Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
Gala Après Moi by Regina Spektor
2012 Hoop The Puss Suite music from Puss in Boots OST by Henry Jackman
Ball Я тебя никогда не забуду (I will never forget you) by Aleksandr Marshal & Ariana
Clubs Wals music from The Master and Margarita OST Igor Kornelyuk
Ribbon María by Felix Gray from the play "Don Juan" (2004)
2011 Hoop Pa' Bailar music from Mar Dulce by Bajofondo
Clubs  ?
Ball  ?
Ribbon María by Felix Gray from the play "Don Juan" (2004)
Gala La valse d'Amélie & J'y suis jamais allé (remix version) by Yann Tiersen
2010 Hoop Domingo by Gotan Project
Rope Ja Vstretil Vas I've Met You / Mama Lakatos - Live From Budapest" by Roby Lakatos
Ball Django music from Fire Danceby Roby Lakatos
Ribbon Rock Prelude by David Garrett
Gala Music of Cataclysm - The Shattering
2009 Hoop Letka-Enka by Hor Tureckogo
Rope Ja Vstretil Vas I've Met You / Mama Lakatos - Live From Budapest" by Roby Lakatos
Ball Django music from Fire Danceby Roby Lakatos
Ribbon  ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  5. ^ [1] Staniouta in The-sports.org
  6. ^ Gymnastics Results for Pesaro
  7. ^ Gymnastics Results for Brno
  8. ^ "Belarus wins six medals at FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in St. Petersburg". .belta. 
  9. ^ "2013 AEON-Cup of Rhythmic Gymnastics". gymmedia. 27 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Second World Cup 2014 of Rhythmic Gymnastics". gymmedia. 24 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "7th World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics in Minsk". gymmedia. 1 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bronze medal at 2010 World Championships". kp.ru. 
  13. ^ "Staniouta RG music list". rgforum. 

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