Karolina Sevastyanova

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Karolina Sevastyanova
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Sevastyanova at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Karolina Andreyevna Sevastyanova
Country represented  Russia
Born (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 23)
Kiev, Ukraine
Hometown Moscow, Russia
Residence Moscow
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior international elite
Gym Novogorsk
Head coach(es) Irina Viner
Retired 2012

Karolina Andreyevna Sevastyanova (Russian: Каролина Андреевна Севастьянова; born 25 April 1995) is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympics Group All-around champion, 2012 European Group All-around champion and 2010 Youth Olympic Games Group All-around champion.

Career[edit]

Sevastyanova(center) with the Russian Group at the 2012 Summer Olympics Group All-around podium

Sevastyanova competed as an individual gymnast on the junior level, appearing in international competitions. She competed in Miss Valentine 2005 in Estonia with Margarita Mamun. Later, she started competing with the Russian Group.

Sevastyanova was a member of the Russian Junior Group that won the gold medal at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. In 2012, she was selected to compete with the Russian Senior Group as a replacement for the injured Natalia Pichuzhkina. They won the gold medal at the 2012 European Championships and at the World Cup Final in Minsk.

With Uliana Donskova, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Alina Makarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko, and Ksenia Dudkina, Sevastyanova won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the group all-around event.[1] They ate only buckwheat for six months leading up to the Olympic Games.[2] Sevastyanova was voted the most beautiful female athlete from the CIS countries participating at the 2012 Olympics. 17,200 people from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan took part in the survey.[3] Sevastyanova retired from competition at the age of 17 following the event. She planned to get her college degree at Moscow State University and explore working as a TV presenter or host.

Sevastyanova appeared in the cover of the Russian edition of Maxim magazine in February 2015.

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. August 12, 2012. Archived from the original on August 23, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Рассказова, И. (August 21, 2012). Олимпийская чемпионка Анастасия Близнюк: Вечером после победы в Лондоне ужинали… пять раз!. Sovetsky Sport (in Russian). 
  3. ^ "Russians take the Top 4 Spot of most beautiful female Olympians". tengrinews.kz. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Russia Group RG music list". rgforum. 

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