Soldatova at the 2014 Debrecen World Cup
|Full name||Aleksandra Sergeyevna Soldatova|
|Alternative name(s)||Alexandra Soldatova|
1 June 1998|
Sterlitamak, Bashkortostan, Russia
|Hometown||Pushkino, Moscow Oblast|
|Residence||Dmitrov, Moscow Oblast|
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||43 kg (95 lb)|
|Years on national team||2012–present|
|Head coach(es)||Irina Viner|
|Assistant coach(es)||Anna Shumilova|
|Choreographer||Lyudmila Dimitrova, Tatiiana Pomerantseva|
2 WC 9 WCC (2017 Season) |
3 (2016 Season)
3 (2015 Season)
8 (2014 Season)
She is the 2016 Grand Prix Final All-around champion and the 2016 Russian National All-around champion. On the junior level, she is the 2012 European Junior ribbon champion and two-time Russian Junior National All-around medalist.
She is coached by Anna Shumilova.
Soldatova burst onto the junior international scene at the 2011 Junior Irina Deleanu Cup where she won gold medal in the all-around and event finals in hoop and ribbon, silver medal in ball. She then competed at the World Club Cup, the 2011 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan, where she won the junior all-around gold together with Team Gazprom (seniors Evgenia Kanaeva and Daria Kondakova). At the Russian National Junior Championships, she won the bronze in 2012 and silver in 2013 in the all-around.
In 2012, Soldatova started her season at the 2012 Moscow Grand Prix. She won the all-around gold at the Schmiden International Tournament and all event finals before winning Team gold with Dina Averina and Arina Averina at the 2012 MTM Ljubljana. After winning gold in ribbon at the 2012 Pesaro Junior World Cup, she then won the all-around title at the 2012 Sofia Junior World Cup and the event finals. At the 2012 European Junior Championships, Soldatova won the gold medal in ribbon as well as helping the Russian junior team (with Yana Kudryavtseva, Julia Sinitsina and Diana Borisova) win the junior team gold medal.
Competing at the 2013 Russian Spartakiada's 6th Summer Student Games, Soldatova won the all-around gold ahead of the Averina twins, as well as gold in ribbon and silver in clubs and hoop. In October, she was the all-around gold medalist in the junior division in the Italian Serie A.
In the 2014 Season, due to Russia's repository of rhythmic gymnasts, Soldatova was part of the reserve team, and nevertheless made her senior debut competing in the senior international tournament division at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix where she won the bronze medal in the All-around behind the Averina Twins (Dina and Arina). Soldatova was assigned to her first World Cup event after replacing Yulia Sinitsina in the entry list for the 2014 Debrecen World Cup where Soldatova finished 1st place in the all-around with a total score of 70.750 points, beating 2013 World Silver medalist Ganna Rizatdinova for the gold. In event finals, she won gold in clubs (18.067) and ribbon (17.633), silver in ball (17.583) and bronze in hoop (17.283) points. In 4–6 April, Soldatova competed at the 2014 Baltic Hoop where she won the all-around gold medal, teammate Arina Averina took the silver medal and bronze to Belarusian Katsiaryna Halkina. She won 3 gold medals in event finals: (in hoop, clubs, ribbon) and finished 4th in ball. In 23–27 April, Soldatova made her senior national appearance at the 2014 Russian Championships where she won the all-around bronze medal behind Yana Kudryavtseva (gold) and Margarita Mamun (silver). In 9–11 May, Soldatova competed in her second World Cup at the 2014 Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup where she finished 4th in all-around behind Ganna Rizatdinova, she qualified to 1 event final winning the silver medal in ball. Soldatova then competed at the 2014 Tashkent World Cup winning bronze in the all-around behind teammates Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva who took the gold and silver medal respectively, she did not advance to the event finals due to the 2 gymnast per country rule, with Mamun and Kudryavtseva placing ahead of her in qualifications. In 4–6 July, Soldatova competed at the Izmir Tournament Cup and won the all-around gold ahead of teammate Maria Titova, she qualified to all 4 event finals and won gold in ribbon, 3 silver medals (hoop, ball and clubs). In 16–17 August, Soldatova was invited for an international competition meet in Vitoria, Brazil where she made a sweep of the gold medals with high scores in the all-around (71.500 points) and all event finals (Hoop:18.150, Ball: 17.650, Clubs: 18.200, Ribbon: 18.000). In 22–28 September, Soldatova (along with teammates Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun) represented Russia at the 2014 World Championships, she competed in only 2 apparatus, contributing scores of 17.675 (ball) and 18.050 (hoop) helping Russia win the Team gold medal with a total of 147.914 points. Soldatova did not advance to any event finals because of the 2 gymnast per country rule with Kudryavtseva and Mamun placed ahead of her in qualifications.
Soldatova started her season competing at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix where she finished 4th in the all-around. She qualified to 2 event finals, taking the gold medal in ball ahead of Melitina Staniouta and finished 7th in clubs. In 27–29 March, Soldatova competed at the 2015 Lisboa World Cup where she won the all-around gold with a total score of 73.600 points beating compatriots Margarita Mamun(silver) and Yana Kudryavtseva(bronze). She qualified to 3 event finals: won gold in clubs, silver in ball and placed 6th in hoop. Her next event, at the 2015 Lisboa World Cup, Soldatova finished 6th in all-around after mistakes and drop from her hoop routine, she qualified to 2 apparatus finals winning gold in ribbon (tied with Yana Kudryavtseva) and silver in clubs. In 10–12 April, Soldatova won the all-around bronze at the 2015 Pesaro World Cup, she qualified to 2 event finals taking gold in ball and bronze in ribbon. Soldatova was selected as member of the Russian team to compete at the 2015 European Championships where they won Team gold (together with teammates Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun). Soldatova qualified to 2 apparatus however only placed 7th in hoop and 8th in clubs finals. In 15–26 May, Soldatova competed at the 2015 Holon Grand Prix, she won silver in ball and ribbon finals. At the 2015 Tashkent World Cup, Soldatova won the all-around silver behind Margarita Mamun, she qualified to all 4 apparatus finals, taking silver (in hoop, ball, ribbon) and placed 6th in clubs. Soldatova's next competition was at the 2015 Grand Prix Berlin where she won bronze in all-around behind Melitina Staniouta, she qualified to 3 event finals and won silver in (hoop, clubs, ribbon). In August, Soldatova competed at the 2015 Budapest World Cup finishing 4th in all-around behind Belarusian Melitina Staniouta, Soldatova only qualified to 1 event final placing 7th in ribbon. In her next competition, Soldatova finished 6th in the all-around at the 2015 Sofia World Cup and qualified to 1 event final taking silver in clubs behind teammate Kudryavtseva. At the 2015 World Cup series in Kazan, Soldatova won the all-around bronze medal with a total of 74.300 points. Soldatova qualified to clubs final, but was given the remaining apparatus finals being the 3rd Russian qualifier in scores, after Kudryavtseva's withdrawal from an ankle inflammation sustained in her clubs routine. Soldatova competed in the events suffering from a flu, nevertheless, she only made a few mistakes and won silver medals in Hoop (18.500), Ball (18.450), Clubs (18.300) and Ribbon (18.400) right behind teammate Margarita Mamun who won all the apparatus finals. In September 9–13, At the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, Soldatova (together with teammates Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun) represented Russia where they won the Team gold. She competed in 3 apparatus in qualifications and qualified to 2 finals, winning the silver medal in hoop and clubs, she was ranked 3rd for the all-around; however she did not advance into the all-around finals because of the two-per country rule and with Kudryavsteva and Mamun ahead of her in qualification scores. In October 2–4, Soldatova together with teammates Margarita Mamun and junior Alina Ermolova represented Team Gazprom at the 2015 Aeon Cup in Tokyo Japan, Soldatova won bronze in the individual all-around finals behind Ganna Rizatdinova and with Team Russia winning the gold medal in the overall standings. Soldatova qualified for the 2015 Grand Prix Final in Brno, but withdrew before the start of the competition because of fever.
In 2016, Soldatova started her season at the 2016 Moscow Grand Prix where she won the all-around gold medal with a total of 74.066 points, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals taking gold in hoop, ball and a silver in ribbon. In Feb 26-28, Soldatova competed in the first World Cup of the season at the 2016 Espoo World Cup where she won the all-around gold. In apparatus finals; she won gold in clubs, silver in hoop, bronze in ribbon, placed 4th in ball. On March 17–20, Soldatova then competed at the 2016 Lisboa World Cup where she won the all-around gold with a total of 75.650 points (a new Personal Best). In event finals, she won gold in hoop, ball, silver in ribbon (tied with teammate Arina Averina) and bronze in clubs. At the 30th Thiais Grand Prix event in Paris, Soldatova won the all-around silver behind teammate Margarita Mamun, she qualified 3 apparatus finals: taking gold in ball, ribbon and silver in hoop. Soldatova won the all-around gold at the 2016 Russian Championships held in Sochi. On May 13–15, Soldatova competed at the 2016 Tashkent World Cup where she won the all-around silver medal behind Yana Kudryavtseva, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals taking silver in hoop, clubs and ribbon. She won another silver medal in the all-around at the 2016 Minsk World Cup with a total of 74.200 points, in the event finals: she won 3 silver medals (ball, ribbon, clubs) and placed 7th in hoop.  On June 3–5, Soldatova then won silver in the all-around at the 2016 Guadalajara World Cup with a new PB score of 75.700 points, in apparatus finals: she won gold in ball, silver in hoop, clubs and bronze in ribbon. On July 8–10, Soldatova won bronze in the all-around at the 2016 Kazan World Cup with a total of 75.500 points, she qualified to 1 apparatus final taking silver in clubs. On July 22–24, culminating the World Cup of the season in 2016 Baku World Cup, Soldatova won another all-around bronze medal with a total of 75.850 points - updating her Personal Best, she qualified to 1 apparatus final; winning a silver in ball behind Margarita Mamun. Soldatova traveled as a reserve/alternate individual athlete in Russia's rhythmic gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro. On September 9–11, Soldatova together with teammates Margarita Mamun and junior Maria Sergeeva represented team Gazprom at the annual 2016 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, where they won the team gold and with Soldatova taking bronze in individual all-around behind Ganna Rizatdinova. On September 22–24, Soldatova culminated her season at the 2016 Grand Prix Final in Eilat, Israel where she won the all-around gold earning a new personal best total of 77.033 points, she also swept gold in all the apparatus finals in Hoop (19.300), Ball (19.367), Clubs (19.200) and Ribbon (19.117).
In 2017, Soldatova started her Post-Olympics season in competition at the 2017 Grand Prix Moscow where she won the all-around silver medal behind teammate Dina Averina, she qualified 2 apparatus finals winning the gold in ball and silver in hoop. On March 10–12, Soldatova competed as the defending champion at the 2017 Russian Championships where she won the all-around silver medal behind Dina. On March 31 - April 2, Soldatova competed at the 2017 Grand Prix Marbella where she won the all-around gold and swept the gold in all the event finals in hoop (19.350), ball (19.250), clubs (19.500), and ribbon (19.200). On April 7–9, Soldatova competed in the first World Cup of the season at the 2017 Pesaro World Cup where she won gold in the all-around ahead of teammate Dina Averina, she qualified to all the apparatus finals taking gold in hoop, silver medals in ball, ribbon and placed 5th in clubs. Her next event at the 2017 Baku World Cup, Soldatova won silver in the all-around behind Arina Averina, she qualified to all the apparatus finals taking gold in ball, silver medals in hoop, clubs and placed 5th in ribbon. On May 19–21, at the 2017 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Soldatova was member of the Golden winning Russian Team (together with senior individuals Dina Averina, Arina Averina and the junior group) scoring a total of 182.175 points which was more than 11 points ahead of their nearest competitor team Belarus. Soldatova qualified to 3 apparatus finals taking 2 silver medals in hoop, ball and finished 4th in ribbon behind Neviana Vladinova. Recovering from an ankle injury; Soldatova returned to competition on August 4–6 at the 2017 Minsk World Challenge Cup, she won gold in the all-around, she qualified in all 4 apparatus finals however mistake ridden routines and imprecise elements, after taking a silver in hoop behind Neviana Vladinova, she finished 5th in ball, 6th in clubs, 4th in ribbon in her latter 3 apparatus. On August 9, during the Russian team's control training selection process for the 2017 Summer Universiade, Soldatova was not selected to represent Russia in the rhythmic gymnastics universiade participants, the 2 representatives were Iuliia Bravikova and Ekaterina Selezneva. Irina Viner has also stated that Soldatova will not participate at the 2017 World Championships as she has not fully recovered from her injury, she is still heavily recovering not just physically, but morally.
In 2018, Soldatova started the season at the 2018 Grand Prix Moscow, where she placed 4th in all-around. She qualified to two apparatus finals, where she won silver with clubs and ribbon. At the 2018 Russian National Championships, she won the silver medal behind the defending champion Dina Averina.
On March 30-April 1, Soldatova began with the world cup events competing at the 2018 Sofia World Cup where she won the gold medal at the all-around. She qualified in all the apparatus finals, winning gold with hoop and ball, a bronze with clubs and finishing 4th with ribbon. On April 20–22, at the 2018 Tashkent World Cup, Soldatova won gold in the all-around posting a new personal best total of 77.050 points. She swept all the gold medals in the apparatus finals with high scores in hoop(19.900), ball(19.600), clubs(18.000) and ribbon(18.300). On May 4–6, Soldatova competed at the 2018 Guadalajara World Challenge Cup where she won silver in the all-around (72.750) behind Linoy Ashram. She qualified in all apparatus finals however mistakes with hoop and ball led to 6th and 7th place respectively in those finals. She still won silver in clubs behind Arina Averina and won gold in the last event with ribbon (18.650).
On May 16–17, Soldatova competed at the 2018 Holon Grand Prix and won silver in the all-around with a total of 75.750 points behind teammate Arina Averina. She qualified for the hoop and clubs finals. However she withdrew from the events schedule due to injury, and it was later revealed she sustained a fracture in her left leg. She was in a orthopedic cast and was off the carpet for 4 weeks, then resumed training in early July, joining the Russian national training camp in Croatia.
Soldatova is known for her flexible body difficulties and pivot turns, she has executed a quintuple penchee turn and a quadruple ring pivot in competitions. She can also complete a quadruple double backscale pivot.
Routine music information
|2018||Ball-(2nd)||Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus|
|Ball-(1st)||Carmen Suite composed by Georges Bizet by Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra|
|Hoop-(2nd)||Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona|
|Hoop-(1st)||Granada by Stanley Black|
|Clubs-(2nd)||The Second Waltz, Op. 99 by Dmitri Shostakovich|
|Clubs-(1st)||Eyes Like Yours by Shakira|
|Ribbon||You Don't Give Up On Love (Russian: Не отрекаются любя) by Alla Pugacheva|
|2017||Ball||Aria music from Camille Saint-Saëns' The Dying Swan by Giorgia Fumanti|
|Hoop||Rachmaninov, Prelude en do dièse mineur music from Sergei Rachmaninoff by Pierre-Yves Plat|
|Clubs-(2nd)||Swan Lake Op. 20 Act III: Russian Dance by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
|Clubs-(1st)||Girl's Dance (The Path of Thunder) by Gara Garayev|
|Ribbon||Spartacus (The Triumph of Rome, Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, Spartacus' Death) by Aram Khachaturian|
|Gala||Swan Lake Op. 20 Act III: Russian Dance by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
|2016||Ball||Mama by Dalida|
|Hoop||Phantasia from The Phantom of the Opera by Sarah Chang, Julian Lloyd Webber|
|Clubs||Kadril Veselaya, by Kravtet Sisters and Anna Litvinenko|
|Ribbon||Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Maksim Mrvica, Pyotr Tchaikovsky|
|Gala||Worth It by Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink|
|2015||Ball||Swan Lake Theme by David Garrett|
|Hoop||(Danse de Phryne) from Faust by Charles Gounod (2nd music)|
|Hoop||Concerto in F by George Gershwin (1st music)|
|Clubs||Straight To Memphis by Club Des Belugas|
|Ribbon||Polovtsian Dances by Alexandr Borodin|
|Gala||Goodbye, Parker & Hachi Walk To The Station, Fetch by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek|
|2014||Ball||La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi|
|Hoop||Masquerade Suite – Mazurka by Aram Khachaturian|
|Clubs||My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe|
|Ribbon||Dillo ancora Testo by Carmelo Zappulla|
|Gala||Fever by Peggy Lee|
|2013||Ball||Casta Diva by Filippa Giordano|
|Hoop||La Gorda by Roberto Polisano e Rulo|
|Clubs||Que Bonita Eres by Latino Tres|
|Ribbon||Dillo ancora Testo by Carmelo Zappulla|
|2012||Ball||Schedrivochka by Pelageya|
|Hoop||"Tango Cumparsita" by Bulevard Tango Club|
|Ribbon||"La Maritza" by Sylvie Vartan|
|Hoop||Russian Folk, Cheburashka|
|Ribbon||Gramofon by Eugen Doga|
(Team competitions in seniors are held only at the World Championships, Europeans and other Continental Games.)
|2018||World Cup Minsk||2nd||2nd||5th||2nd||1st|
|Grand Prix Holon||2nd||WD||3rd (Q)||WD||WD|
|World Cup Guadalajara||2nd||6th||7th||2nd||1st|
|World Cup Tashkent||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|World Cup Sofia||1st||1st||1st||3rd||4th|
|Grand Prix Moscow||4th||5th (Q)||6th (Q)||2nd||2nd|
|2017||Dalia Kutkaite Cup||1st|
|Gracia Fair Cup||1st|
|World Cup Minsk||1st||2nd||5th||6th||4th|
|World Cup Baku||2nd||2nd||1st||2nd||5th|
|World Cup Pesaro||1st||1st||2nd||5th||2nd|
|Grand Prix Marbella||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Grand Prix Moscow||2nd||2nd||1st||3rd (Q)||4th (Q)|
|2016||Grand Prix Final||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|World Cup Baku||3rd||3rd (Q)||2nd||3rd (Q)||3rd (Q)|
|World Cup Kazan||3rd||3rd (Q)||3rd (Q)||2nd||3rd (Q)|
|World Cup Guadalajara||2nd||2nd||1st||2nd||3rd|
|World Cup Minsk||2nd||7th||2nd||2nd||2nd|
|World Cup Tashkent||2nd||2nd||18th (Q)||2nd||2nd|
|Grand Prix Thiais||2nd||2nd||1st||7th (Q)||1st|
|World Cup Lisbon||1st||1st||1st||3rd||2nd|
|World Cup Espoo||1st||2nd||5th||1st||3rd|
|Grand Prix Moscow||1st||1st||1st||6th (Q)||2nd|
|2015||Grand Prix Final||WD|
|World Championships||3rd (Q)||1st||2nd||2nd||5th (Q)|
|World Cup Series: Kazan||3rd||2nd||2nd||2nd||2nd|
|World Cup Sofia||6th||6th (Q)||6th (Q)||2nd||7th (Q)|
|World Cup Budapest||4th||4th (Q)||3rd (Q)||5th (Q)||7th|
|Grand Prix Berlin Masters||3rd||2nd||16th (Q)||2nd||2nd|
|World Cup Tashkent||2nd||2nd||2nd||6th||2nd|
|Grand Prix Holon||3rd||5th (Q)||2nd||3rd (Q)||2nd|
|World Cup Pesaro||3rd||8th (Q)||1st||3rd (Q)||3rd|
|World Cup Bucharest||6th||20th (Q)||4th (Q)||2nd||1st|
|Lisboa World Cup||1st||6th||2nd||1st||4th (Q)|
|Grand Prix Moscow||4th||13th (Q)||1st||7th||4th (Q)|
|2014||Italian Serie A||1st|
|World Championships||1st||4th (Q)||4th (Q)|
|IV International Brazil Meet||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Izmir Tournament Cup||1st||2nd||2nd||2nd||1st|
|Tashkent World Cup||3rd||4th (Q)||4th (Q)||3rd (Q)||3rd (Q)|
|Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup||4th||4th (Q)||2nd||12th (Q)||3rd (Q)|
|Debrecen World Cup||1st||3rd||2nd||1st||1st|
|Gazprom International tournament||3rd|
|2013||Italian Serie A||1st|
|Penza World Cup||1st||1st|
|Tashkent World Cup||1st||1st|
|Sofia World Cup||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|Pesaro World Cup||1st||1st|
|Irina Deleanu Cup||1st||2nd||1st||1st||1st|
|2013||Russian Junior Championships||2nd|
|2012||Russian Junior Championships||3rd|
|2011||Russian Junior Championships||8th|
|Q = Qualifications (Did not advance to Event Final due to the 2 gymnast per country rule, only Top 8 highest score); |
WR = World Record; WD = Withdrew; NT = No Team Competition
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