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|— Gymnast —|
|Full name||Daria Vladimirovna Kondakova|
30 July 1991 |
Sochi, Krasnodar Krai
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Head coach(es)||Irina Viner|
|Assistant coach(es)||Anna Shumilova|
|Former coach(es)||Natalia Razgonjuk|
|Eponymous skills||Pivot Turn revolutions (pivot turn with forward free leg to half free leg position)|
|World ranking||3 (2012 Season)
1 (2011 Season)
2 (2010 Season)
5 (2009 Season)
Daria Vladimirovna Kondakova (Russian: Дарья Владимировна Кондакова; born 30 July 1991) is a Russian retired rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2010 World Champion in Rope, a three-time (2011, 2010, 2009) World all-around silver medalist, the 2010 European all-around silver medalist, two time (2010, 2009) World Cup Final all-around silver medalist and two time (2010, 2009) Grand Prix Final all-around silver medalist. She was coached by Anna Shumilova. She now works as a rhythmic gymnastics coach and choreographer.
As a junior, Kondakova won gold in all-around at the 2006 Holon Junior Grand Prix and Calais International tournament. She also won gold at the 2006 European Junior Championships in ribbon as well as the junior team event. She briefly competed as a part of the Russian national group until 2008.
Kondakova's individual breakthrough came in 2009 when she obtained very good results in her first senior season, culminating in her all around silver medal at the Worlds Championships in Mie just behind teammate and 2008 Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva. She is a three-time World Championship silver medalist in all-around for three consecutive years, having won the silver medal in four individual apparatus in clubs, hoop, ribbon and ball.
In 2010, Kondakova repeated her success as the all-around silver medalist for World Cup events in Pesaro and Portimao as well as in Grand Prix and international tournaments.
In September 2011, at the 2011 World Championships in Montpellier, France, she won the silver medal in the all-around and in all four individual apparatus, 0.05 points behind Kanaeva.
2012 season and injury
In 2012, Kondakova opted to participate at the London test qualifications for the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the qualifications event. At the World Cup event in Penza, she won gold in ball apparatus as well as the all around. In Sofia and Pesaro, she won the silver medal in all-around behind Evgenia Kanaeva. Kondakova sustained a knee injury and was replaced by Alexandra Merkulova at the 2012 European Championships. At the 2012 Moscow Grand Prix, she won the all-around competition.
Irina Viner, the Russian head coach and President of the Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics, said the issue of participation in the Olympics remained open and would be resolved only after the June Grand Prix in Austria and the World Cup in Belarus in July. Kondakova underwent a minor surgery for her knee in Germany. A conference on June 2012 by Irina Viner she said that a relapse of an old Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevented Kondakova from competing: "Only a miracle could help Kondakova to recover in time for Olympic Games. We are now trying all possible ways for Kondakova to recover. She is not ready to compete at the World Cup. She will continue training after the World Cup (in Minsk) but it's not certain if it will be enough preparation up to August 9." Viner said that Alexandra Merkulova and Daria Dmitrieva would compete for the second Olympic berth.
Post-Retirement and Coaching career
Kondakova retired from rhythmic gymnastics shortly after her knee surgery, her coach Anna Shumilova said “She had a very serious injury, the recovery from which takes about half a year, It’s too late to start all over again.” 
Kondakova has begun working as coach following her retirement, as well as choreographing for routines and music. her students/gymnasts include:
Routine music information
|Year||Apparatus||Music title |
|2012||Hoop||The Gypsies; Journey Across Europe / Fanatico Master music from Oxford / KOI
by John Corigliano / Edvin Marton & Ari Zakaryan
|Ball (second)||La Voce Del Silenzio / Se Bruciasse La Citta by Massimo Ranieri, Silvia Mezzanotte, Linda Valori|
|Ball (first)||Una Patada En Los Huevos music from la piel que habito by Alberto Iglesias|
|Clubs||Asturias by David Garrett|
|Ribbon||Night on Bald Mountain music from Saturday Night Fever by David Shire|
|2011||Hoop||The Gypsies; Journey Across Europe / Fanatico Master music from Oxford / KOI
by John Corigliano / Edvin Marton & Ari Zakaryan
|Ball||Stop by Sam Brown|
|Clubs||Summer music from Encore by David Garrett|
|Ribbon||Delicado/Tico Tico music from Grandes Exitos Raul Di Blasio|
|2010||Hoop||Wall Breached / To Jerusalem / Better Man
music from Kingdom of Heaven by Harry Gregson-Williams
|Ball||Scherzo (Symphony nr. 9 in D Minor) by Anton Bruckner|
|Rope||The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky|
|Ribbon (second)||Walpurgis Night (Danse de Phryne) from Faust by Charles Gounod|
|Ribbon (first)||Concerto de Berlin by Vladimir Cosma|
|2009||Hoop||Dance Of The Soviet Sailors music from The Red Poppy by Reinhold Gliere|
|Ball (second)||Por una Cabeza by Itzhak Perlman|
|Ball (first)||Anyuta by Valeri Gavrilin|
|Rope||Quixote music from Born by Bond|
|Ribbon||La Habanera by Yello|
- "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
- "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
- Kondakova Injury
- Rhythmic Gymnast Kondakova Retires - Coach
- "Kondakova RG music list". rgforum.