Veronika Vitenberg

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Veronika Vitenberg
— Gymnast —
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Veronika Vitenberg at the Olympic Village, Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Veronika Vitenberg
Alternative name(s) ורוניקה ויטנברג, Вероника Витенберг
Nickname(s) Nika
Country represented  Israel
Former countries represented  Belarus
Height 1.60 metres (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 47 kilograms (104 lb)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Years on national team 2004-
Head coach(es) Ira Vigdorchik
Choreographer Ayelet Zussman
Veronika Vitenberg
Modeling information
Height 1.60 metres (5 ft 3 in)
Hair color Light brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 88-60-90 (EU)
Dress size 34 (EU)

Veronika Vitenberg (Russian: Вероника Витенберг; Hebrew: ורוניקה ויטנברג‎; born September 9, 1988 in Hrodna, Belarus) is an Israeli Rhythmic Gymnast and Olympic Finalist.

Vitenberg made history when she won 6th place at the finals on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, as a part of the Israeli National Rhythmic Gymnastic Team.[1]

Biography[edit]

Vitenberg is Jewish,[2] and was born in Grodno, Belarus. She started rhythmic gymnastics at age 6 in Belarus, after her school teacher encouraged her to enroll because of her high inborn flexibility. In her young teens at the age of 13, she immigrated to Israel.

As of 2008, listed as number 4 best gymnast in Israel.

Personal life[edit]

Vitenberg served in the Israel Defense Forces between 2007 and 2010, she received an "Athlete of Excellence" status, allowing her to continue her trainings. She went through recruit training in the Nitzanim base and then served full service in the HaKirya base in Tel-Aviv.

Since 2009 she began to study for a B.A. degree in Business Management at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.[3]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2004 Israel Championship (Individual) 2nd Place
  • 2006 European Championship (Team) in Russia 6th Place
  • 2007 European Championship (Team) in Italy 4th Place
  • 2007 World Championship (Team) in Greece 6th Place
  • 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China (Team) 6th Place
  • 2009 World Championship (Team) Japan 5th Place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhythmic gymnastics team ranks 6th". Ynetnews. June 20, 1995. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Veronika Vitenberg on Facebook[dead link]

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