Yulia Bravikova

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Iuliia Bravikova
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Bravikova at the 2017 Summer Universiade
Personal information
Full name Yulia Yuryevna Bravikova
Alternative name(s) Iuliia Iurievna Bravikova
Nickname(s) Bravik
Country represented  Russia
Born (1999-07-17) 17 July 1999 (age 19)
Orel, Oryol Oblast
Residence Moscow
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Years on national team 2013 - present
Gym Novogorsk
Head coach(es) Irina Viner
Assistant coach(es) Daria Kondakova
Former coach(es) Marina Nikolaeva
Choreographer Veronika Shatkova
World ranking 2 WCC (2017 Season) [1]

Yulia Yuryevna Bravikova (Russian: Юлия Юрьевна Бравикова; born 17 July 1999) is a Russian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2017 Grand Prix Final All-around champion. On the junior level, she is the 2014 European Junior hoop champion and a two-time (2013, 2014) Russian Junior National All-around champion.



Bravikova began appearing in international junior competitions in the 2011 Season, she competed in her first junior nationals at the 2012 Russian Junior Championships finishing 12th in all-around behind Arina Averina.[2] she competed in junior division at the 2012 Aeon Cup and won the silver medal in all-around behind Katsiaryna Halkina of Belarus.

In 2013 Season, Bravikova started her season winning the 2013 Russian Junior Championships scoring ahead of Aleksandra Soldatova.[3] She won the junior all-around titles at the 2013 Moscow Grand Prix and 2013 Bucharest World Cup.[4] In October 25–27, Bravikova competed at the World Club Championship, the 2013 Aeon Cup in Tokyo, Japan representing team Gazprom where she won the junior all-around division and (together with Senior teammates Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun) and won the team gold.[5] She culminated her successful season winning the junior all-around title at the 2013 Gymnasiade held in Brasilia, Brazil.

In 2014 Season, Bravikova repeated as Russian Junior National champion. She won the all-around gold at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix.[6] She continued her success winning gold in Team and apparatus finals in the 2014 World Cup series in Debrecen, Pesaro. In June 10–16, Bravikova competed at the 2014 European Junior Championships and together with teammates (Veronika Polyakova, Irina Annenkova and Olesya Petrova) won Russia the Team gold. She qualified to 1 event final and won gold in hoop. In early July, Bravikova suffered a leg injury, she stayed in hospital was discharged 2 days later. She then was withdrawn from the entry list for Russia at the 2014 Youth Olympics and was replaced by Irina Annenkova.


In 2015, after spending last season recovering form her surgery; Bravikova appeared as Define Hors concours (Out of Competition, her scores were not counted, e.g.: appearing only for an Exhibition) at the 2015 World Cup Final in Kazan. Early of the 2016 season, Bravikova underwent another surgical operation to correct her injury rehabilitation, she returned to competition at the 2016 Russian Championships finishing 10th in the all-around. She switched coaches later in that year and began training under former World All-around silver medalist Daria Kondakova.

Bravikova at the 2017 Summer Universiade

In 2017 season, after struggling for 2 years with injuries, Bravikova returned to the international scene at the Grand Prix competition in Moscow finishing 7th in the all-around, she qualified to 1 apparatus final and won a silver medal in clubs behind Dina Averina. On March 10–12, Bravikova competed at the 2017 Russian Championships finishing 6th in the all-around. On March 17–19, Bravikova won the all-around silver medal at the Grand Prix Kiev, she qualified to 3 event finals taking silver in hoop and 2 gold medals in clubs, ribbon.[7] On her next Grand Prix, Bravikova along with team mate Dina Averina competed at the 2017 Thiais Grand Prix where she won gold in ribbon, silver in clubs, hoop and bronze in ball and in the all-around.[8] On March 31 - April 2, Bravikova won the all-around bronze at the 2017 Grand Prix Marbella behind teammate Arina Averina, she qualified to a apparatus final taking silver in hoop and finished 8th in ribbon. On May 12–14, Bravikova competed at the 2017 Portimao World Cup where she won the all-around gold medal ahead of teammate Elizaveta Lugovskikh, she also qualified all apparatus finals taking silver medals in hoop, clubs, a bronze in ribbon and 4th in ball. On June 22–26, Bravikova competed at the 2017 Holon Grand Prix taking bronze in the all-around behind Dina Averina, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals and won gold medals in clubs, hoop and bronze in ribbon. On July 7–9, Bravikova competed at the World Challenge Cup at the 2017 World Cup Berlin where she won silver in the all-around behind Belarusian Katsiaryna Halkina. She qualified to all apparatus finals taking gold in clubs, silver in ribbon, and finished 4th in ball and hoop. On August 5–7, Bravikova finished 4th in the all-around, just out of a medal behind Belarus' Katsiaryna Halkina at the 2017 Minsk World Challenge Cup, however she qualified in 2 apparatus finals and won gold in both events. On August 9, during the control training selection process for the 2017 Summer Universiade, Bravikova and Ekaterina Selezneva were selected to represent Russia in the rhythmic gymnastics universiade participants. On August 27–29, she won the all-around gold at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, in the apparatus finals: she won gold in hoop, clubs, ribbon and silver in ball.[9]

In 2018, Bravikova began her season at the 2018 Grand Prix Moscow, where she won all-around bronze behind the Averinas. Sha was qualified in one apparatus final, but withdrew due to a leg injury.

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title[10]
2018 Ball O Fortuna by David Garrett
Hoop It's Raining Men by Geri Halliwell
Clubs Yablochko (Russian Sailor Dance) from The Red Poppy by Reinhold Glière
Ribbon The Queen of Spades, Op. 68 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
2017 Ball There's no me by Sevara (Там нет меня - Севара)
Hoop The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
Clubs (2nd) Summer by David Garrett
Clubs (1st) Pogonya by Yan Frenkel
Ribbon Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now) by Bob Sinclar
2015 Ball Concerto For Violin And Orchestra by Gidon Kremer, Christoph Von Dohnayi
Hoop ?
Clubs Pogonya by Yan Frenkel
Ribbon Long Tall Sally by Cagey Strings
2014 Ball Concerto de Berlin By Vladimir Cosma
Hoop ?
Clubs Havana Coke, Laissez-Nous Passer by Balli Di Gruppo, Danny Brillant
Ribbon Kalinka by André Rieu
2013 Ball Flames music from Russian Gypsy Fire by Talisman
Hoop Nine - Be Italian by Fergie
Clubs Tengo Tengo (Remix)
Ribbon The Green Hornet theme by Al Hirt

Competitive Highlights[edit]

International: Senior
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2018 Grand Prix Moscow 3rd 3rd (Q) 3rd (Q) WD 9th (Q)
2017 Grand Prix Final 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Brno 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Aeon Cup 2nd 1st
Summer Universiade 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
World Cup Minsk 4th 9th (Q) 1st 10th (Q) 1st
World Cup Berlin 2nd 4th 2nd 4th 1st
Grand Prix Holon 3rd 4th (Q) 3rd 1st 1st
World Cup Portimao 1st 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd
Grand Prix Marbella 3rd 4th (Q) 8th 2nd 5th (Q)
Grand Prix Thiais 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd
Grand Prix Kiev 2nd 11th (Q) 1st 2nd 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 7th 19th (Q) 6th (Q) 2nd 3rd (Q)
2015 World Cup Kazan HC
International: Junior
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2014 Youth Olympic Games WD
European Championships 1st 1st 2nd (Q)
Desio Italia Cup 1st
Pesaro World Cup 1st 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Holon 1st 1st 1st
Debrecen World Cup 1st 2nd (Q) 1st 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 1st
2013 Gymnasiade 1st
Aeon Cup 1st 1st
Bucharest World Cup 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Lisboa World Cup 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Holon 1st 1st 1st
Grand Prix Moscow 1st
2012 Aeon Cup 2nd 1st
Tashkent World Cup 1st 2nd
Year Event AA Team Ball Ribbon Hoop Clubs
2017 Russian Championships 6th
2016 Russian Championships 10th
2014 Russian Junior Championships 1st
2013 Russian Junior Championships 1st
2012 Russian Junior Championships 12th
Q = Qualifications (Did not advance to Event Final due to the 2 gymnast per country rule, only Top 8 highest score);
WD = Withdrew; NT = No Team Competition


  1. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Лучшие гимнастки России определили сильнейших". r-gymnastics. 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ "2013 Russian Junior Championships". rg4u.clan. 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ "2013 Irina Deleanu Cup" (PDF). Romania Gymnastics Federation. 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ "2013 AEON-Cup of Rhythmic Gymnastics". Gymmedia. 27 October 2013.
  6. ^ "2014 Moscow Grand Prix results" (PDF). gymmedia. 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Results 2017 GP Kiev". gymmedia. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Résultats édition 2017". grandprixthiais.fr. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Bravikova takes gold medal tally to four in rhythmic gymnastics on penultimate day of Universiade". Inside the Games. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Yulia Bravikova RG Music List". rgforum.

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