Oksana Lyapina

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Oksana Lyapina
— Gymnast  —
Full name Oksana Vasilyevna Lyapina
Born (1980-04-28) April 28, 1980 (age 34)
Armavir, Russian SSR
Hometown Moscow, Russia
Height 1.44 m (4 ft 9 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Leonid Arkayev
Assistant coach(es) Tatiana Abramova

Oksana Vasilyevna Lyapina (born 28 April 1980 in Armavir, Russian SSR) is a Russian artistic gymnast who represented Russia at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

She competed in the 1995 Junior European Championships and helped her team win Gold.

In 1996 she went to the Olympic Games, along with Rozalia Galiyeva and Svetlana Khorkina but the team was disappointed when they could only win Silver in team competition, rather than the Gold they felt they deserved, after finishing on top in the compulsory round. Russia had a tough time focusing due partly to the American crowd in Atlanta, which distracted them many times - resulting in many falls and wobbles.[citation needed] Oksana fell from the beam and ended the night in tears.

After the Olympics, Oksana fared better and went on to win some of her first individual medals but an injury prevented her from proper training and competing, so she failed to make the 1997 World Championships.

Competitive history[edit]

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
1996 European Championships 2nd
Olympic Games 2nd
Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta Team 2 388.404
Vault 95 9.575
Balance Beam 34 18.725
Floor Exercise 21 19.337
European Championships Birmingham Team 2 115.659

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