Alina Maksymenko

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Alina Maksymenko
Alina Maksymenko in Japan, 2009.jpg
Alina Maksymenko performs with rope at 2009 World Championships at Mie, Japan
Personal information
Full name Alina Oleksandrivna Maksymenko
Alternative name(s) Alina Maximenko/Maksimenko
Country represented  Ukraine
Born (1991-07-10) July 10, 1991 (age 26)
Zaporizhia
Hometown Kiev
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level senior elite
Club Deriugins School
Head coach(es) Albina Deriugina
Assistant coach(es) Irina Deriugina
Choreographer Irina Grischenko
Retired 2013
World ranking 9 (2013 Season)[1]
16 (2012 Season)[2]
14 (2011 Season)[3]

Alina Oleksandrivna Maksymenko (Ukrainian: Аліна Олександрівна Максименко; Russian: Алина Александровна Максименко, born July 10, 1991 in Zaporizhia, Ukraine) is a retired individual rhythmic gymnast.

Career[edit]

In 2008, Maksymenko participated as a member of the Ukrainian Group at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. They finished eighth in the group all-around finals.

At the 2009 World Championships in Ise, Mie, Japan, Maksymenko began competing as an individual gymnast and placed 16th in the all-around final. At the 2010 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, she placed 5th in the all-around final. She was also one of the only two gymnasts to qualify for all of the event finals (the other being Aliya Garayeva).

Maksymenko at the 2011 LG WHISEN Rhythmic All Stars Gala

Maksymenko won three golds and one silver medal at the Deriugina World Cup 2011. At the 2011 Universiade held in Shenzhen, she won the silver medal in the hoop final (28.100) and the bronze medal in the clubs final. Maksymenko also helped Ukraine win the team bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships. Maksymenko qualified for the London 2012 Olympics.

She started her 2012 season competing at the LA Lights in Los Angeles but struggled with her new routines and finished behind fellow Ukrainian Ganna Rizatdinova in all-around. She then competed at the 2012 Deriugina Cup and took silver in all-around behind Russian gymnast Daria Dmitrieva. Maksymenko competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She qualified for the finals and finished 6th overall.

At the 2013 LA Lights, she won the silver medal in the all-around behind teammate Ganna Rizatdinova. She then competed at the 2013 Holon Grand Prix where she finished 12th in all-around and won gold in clubs final. She finished 5th in all-around in her first World Cup competition of the season in Lisbon, Portugal. At the 2013 Irina Deleanu Cup, she won the silver in all-around and bronze in clubs. She won another bronze medal in hoop final at the Pesaro World Cup. She withdrew from the Sofia World Cup due to an aggravated injury. Maksymenko then competed at the 2013 European Championships in Vienna, Austria and together with her teammates ( Ganna Rizatdinova and Viktoria Mazur ) won the Team silver medal. Maksymenko competed at the International Trophy "Ciutat de Barcelona" where she won silver in All-around behind Russian gymnast Alexandra Merkulova. At the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, she finished 4th in all-around behind teammate Ganna Rizatdinova. She won silver in hoop (tied with teammate Rizatdinova) and bronze in clubs (also tied with Rizatdinova). Maksymenko together with Rizatdinova and Mazur appeared in an editorial on the 2013 August edition of Ukraine Vogue. Maksymenko competed at the 2013 World Games in Cali where she won bronze medal in ball and clubs. Maksymenko won a bronze in Clubs at the 2013 World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine. Maksymenko finished 7th in the All-around at the 2013 World Championships. Maksymenko completed her career at the end of the 2013 season and accepted the invitation of her coaches in the Deriugins School to work as a coach. Maksymenko can speak Russian, Ukrainian and English.

Routine Music Information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title
2013 Hoop "Taken 2 (Main Theme)", "Murad Arrives", "In The Van", "Love The Way You Lie" by Nathaniel Mechaly, Eminem, Rihanna
Ball "Gratta Keka" by Appart
Clubs "Fever" by A Fine Frenzy
Ribbon "Taiko Music", "African Djembe Drums", "Chinese Music of Beijing", "Loud Taiko Drumming of Japan", "Sogoni Coun" by Drums Of The World, Madou Djembe
2012 Hoop "'Mercy In Darknes"',"'Archange"',"'Titan Dun"' by Two Steps from Hell
Ball "Mission Impossible Theme" by David Garrett
Clubs (New) "Tamacun", "Diablo Rojo" by Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Clubs (First) "Angry Birds Main Theme" by London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Skeet
Ribbon "Asturias" by Joja Wendt
2011 Hoop "Technologique Park" by Orbital
Ball "Private Investigation" by Dire Straits
Clubs "No Hay Problema" by Pink Martini
Ribbon "España Caní", "España Caní" by Manhattan Pops Orchestra, Trio Norté

Detailed Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Music [4] Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2012 Olympics London All-around 109.625 110.025
Asturias by Joja Wendt Ribbon 27.450 26.800
Mission Impossible Theme by David Garrett Ball 26.675 28.125
Mercy In Darkness, Archangel, Titan Dune
by Two Steps From Hell
Hoop 27.950 27.300
Tamacun, Diablo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela Clubs 27.550 27.800
Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2008 Olympics Beijing Group All-around 31.100 31.625
Summer by Antonio Vivaldi 5 Ropes 15.975 15.800
Theme music from Avrora by Valeri Tishler 3 Hoops / 2 Clubs 15.125 15.825

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Maksymenko RG music list". rgforum. 

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