Anastasia Nazarenko

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Anastasia Nazarenko
Anastasia Nazarenko.jpg
Nazarenko at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameAnastasia Konstantinovna Nazarenko
Country represented Russia
Born (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 28)
Kaliningrad, Russia
DisciplineRhythmic gymnastics
LevelSenior elite
Years on national team2014-2013
GymNovogorsk
Head coach(es)Irina Viner
Retired2013

Anastasia Konstantinovna Nazarenko (Russian: Анастасия Константиновна Назаренко; born 17 January 1993) is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympics Group All-around champion, the 2011 World Group All-around silver medalist and the 2010 European Group All-around gold medalist.

Career[edit]

(L-R) Bliznyuk, Donskova, Makarenko, Nazarenko and Sevastyanova in 3 Ribbons + 2 Hoops final at the 2012 Summer Olympics

She competed at the 2011 World Championships in Montpellier, France, where he together with the other Russian group received a gold medal in 5 Balls final and silver medals in Group All-around and 3 Ribbons + 2 Hoops Final.

Nazarenko won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the group all-around event together with other group members (Uliana Donskova, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Alina Makarenko, Ksenia Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova).[1] For six months leading up to the Olympic Games, the Russian gymnasts only ate buckwheat in their diet.[2]

She returned to competition in the Russian Group at the 2013 Sofia World Cup where they won the silver medal in Group All-around and gold in 2 ribbons/3 balls final. At the Minsk World Cup they won another gold in Group All-around, silver in 2 ribbons/3 balls and bronze in 10 clubs. She and the rest Russian Group won all the gold medals at the 2013 Summer Universiade in All-around, 10 clubs and 2 ribbons/3 balls. The Russian Group won the gold medals in Group All-around, 10 clubs and 2 ribbons/3 balls at the 2013 World Cup Final in St. Petersburg, Russia. They also won the Group All-around bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships, they won gold in 2 Ribbon + 3 Balls final. Nastya along with rest of the remaining Russian Group Olympians terminated their careers after the World Championships. Irina Viner has stated about their dismissal and retirements: "We have made drastic changes in the composition of the group. All the girls, who a year ago at the Olympic Games were the first after the World Cup series had to say goodbye to the sport. They did not show in Kiev what could and should have been shown. The "star disease" should not be left on the carpet. And I always say that as long as you're standing on a pedestal - you're a winner, but as soon as you had gone down from it- you're no one to call you in any way".[3]

Detailed Olympic results[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Music [4] Apparatus Rank Score-Final Rank Score-Qualifying
2012 Olympics London All-around 1st 57.000 1st 56.375
Giselle by Adolphe Adams 5 Balls 1st 28.700 1st 28.375
( Knock on Wood / Tough Lover / At Last / Oye )
by Safri Duo / Christina Aguilera / Kenny G / Gloria Estefan
3 Ribbons / 2 Hoops 1st 28.300 1st 28.000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia take Group gold". London2012.com. 12 August 2012. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ Рассказова, И. (21 August 2012). Олимпийская чемпионка Анастасия Близнюк: Вечером после победы в Лондоне ужинали… пять раз!. Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Star disease had ruined Russian team in the exercise group at the Kiev World Championship". Itar-Tass. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Russia Group RG music list". rgforum.

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