Kseniya Moustafaeva

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Kseniya Moustafaeva
Country represented  France
Born (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 23)
Minsk, Belarus
Hometown Paris, France
Height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level elite
Years on national team 2010 - present
Club Bourges
Head coach(es) Svetlena Moustafaeva
Assistant coach(es) Irina Nechoroshkova
Choreographer David Kowalik, Mickael Avakov
World ranking 24 WC 41 WCC (2017 Season) [1]
19 (2016 Season)[2]
15 (2015 Season) [3]
11 (2014 Season)[4]
18 (2013 Season)[5]
20 (2012 Season)[6]

Kseniya Moustafaeva (born 8 June 1995 in Minsk, Belarus) is a French individual rhythmic gymnast of Belarusian origin. She is a 5-time French National all-around champion.

Career[edit]

Moustafaeva started gymnastics at 4 years of age. She and her mother, Svetlana moved to France in 2000.[7] She has been member of the French national team since 2010. She won the silver in all-around in the 2011, 2012 French Nationals behind Delphine Ledoux. She competed at the 2012 London Olympics Test Event and finished 22nd, she did not qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

In 2013, she competed in the World Cup and Grand Prix Series. She then competed at the 2013 European Championships. She won the bronze medal in all-around at the 2013 Mediterranean Games behind Greek gymnast Varvara Filiou. In the 2013 World Championships, Moustafaeva finished 12th in the All-around final.

In 2014, she began the season competing at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix finishing 19th in the all-around. She finished 10th in all-around at the 2014 Thiais Grand Prix and won her first Grand Prix medal, a bronze in ball. Moustafaeva then competed at the 2014 Stuttgart World Cup finishing 11th in all-around and 5th in ball final. She followed her next event at the 2014 Pesaro World Cup, where she finished 7th in all-around and qualified to all 4 event finals for the first time in her World Cup competitions. Moustafaeva then competed at the 2014 MTM International Tournament and won the all-around silver medal behind Katsiaryna Halkina. In May 9–11, Moustafaeva competed at the 2014 Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup and finished 10th in all-around, she qualified to 2 event finals and won her first World cup medal, a bronze medal in hoop. In May 30-June 1, Moustafaeva competed at the 2014 Minsk World Cup and finished 5th in all-around behind Maria Titova, she qualified to 2 event finals (hoop, clubs).[8] In June 10–15, Moustafaeva competed at the 2014 European Championships and finished 8th in all-around.[9] At the 2014 World Cup Final in Kazan, Russia. Moustafaeva finished 6th in all-around with a total of 69.450 points behind Korea's Son Yeon-Jae. She qualified to 3 event finals. In September 22–28, Moustafaeva competed at the 2014 World Championships where she finished 11th in the all-around with a total of 67.890 points. She qualified to 1 event final finishing 8th in clubs.

In 2015, she began the season competing at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix finishing 8th in the all-around. her next event at the 2015 Thiais Grand Prix she won the all-around silver ahead of Israel's Neta Rivkin, she qualified to all 4 event finals winning bronze (ball, clubs, ribbon) and placed 8th in hoop. Moustafaeva finished 10th in all-around at the 2015 Bucharest World Cup, she qualified to 3 event finals and won bronze in clubs. Moustafaeva competed at the 2015 European Championships and finished 8th in hoop and ribbon finals. Moustafaeva finished 14th in all-around at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix. In June 15–21, Moustafaeva competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games where she finished 7th in the all-around. Moustafaeva then finished 9th in all-around at the 2015 Summer Universiade, she qualified to 3 event finals finishing 5th in ribbon and 6th in clubs, hoop. In August, Moustafaeva competed at the 2015 Budapest World Cup finishing 12th in all-around. At the 2015 World Cup Final in Kazan, Moustafaeva finished 9th in the all-around with a total of 68.800 points, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals finishing 4th in hoop, ball, clubs. In September 9–13, Moustafaeva competed at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart where she qualified to 1 apparatus final finishing 7th in ribbon (17.750). In the All-around finals, Moustafaeva finished in 12th place with a total of 69.715 points, behind Korean Son Yeon-Jae.[10]

In 2016 Season, Moustafaeva started her season competing at the 30th Thiais Grand Prix event in Paris, she finished 7th in the all-around and qualified to 3 apparatus finals.[11] On April 1-3, Moustafaeva competed at the 2016 Pesaro World Cup where she finished 7th in the all-around with a total of 71.700 points; she also qualified to hoop, ball and clubs final. Recovering from injury, Moustafaeva withdrew from the 2016 European Championships nomination list; her quota was then replaced by Finland's Jouki Tikkanen. On July 8-10, Moustafaeva returned to competition from her at the 2016 Kazan World Cup where she finished 12th in the all-around with a total of 70.500 points and qualified to the ball finals. On July 22-24, culminating the World Cup of the season in 2016 Baku World Cup, Vladinova finished 6th in the all-around with a total of 71.750 points, she qualified to 3 apparatus finals. On July 22-24, culminating the World Cup of the season in 2016 Baku World Cup, Moustafaeva finished 4th in the all-around with a total of 73.350 points - a New Personal Best, she qualified to all apparatus finals winning bronze in hoop, clubs, 4th in ball and 7th in ribbon.

On August 19-20, Moustafaeva competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She qualified to the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final where she finished in 10th place with a total of 68.240 points.

In 2017 Season, Moustafaeva debuted her new routines at the Kiev Grand Prix where she finished 12th in the all-around. Her next competition was at the Thiais Grand Prix where she finished 4th in the all-around, she qualified to 3 event finals winning bronze in hoop, ribbon and finished 5th in clubs.[12] Moustaafeva won her 4th consecutive National title at the 2017 French Championships. On April 7-9, Moustafaeva competed at the 2017 Pesaro World Cup finishing 16th in the all-around. Moustafaeva then competed at the 2017 Baku World Cup finishing 13th in the all-around. On May 19-21, Moustafaeva represented the individual senior for France at the 2017 European Championships, she qualified in the clubs final. On June 23-25, Moustafaeva competed at the 2017 Grand Prix Holon finishing 6th in the all-around. Moustafaeva competed at the quadrennial held 2017 World Games in Wrocław, Poland from July 20-30, she qualified in 2 apparatus finals finishing 6th in clubs and 8th in ribbon. On August 11-13, Moustafaeva competed at the 2017 Kazan World Challenge Cup finishing 15th in the all-around, she qualified in the clubs final finishing in 7th place. Moustafaeva withdrew from the nominative list of participants at the 2017 World Championships after suffering a torn ligament.

Personal life[edit]

Kseniya is coached by her mother Svetlena Moustafaeva who was also a rhythmic gymnast.[13] Kseniya speaks four languages: Russian, French, Spanish and English.

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [14]
2017 Hoop "Fire on the Floor" by Beth Hart
Ball " Lasciatemi Qui" by Mónica Naranjo
Clubs "Lioness Eye" by Xavier Rudd
Ribbon "Mutant Brain" by Sam Spiegel, Assassin
2016 Hoop "Song on the Beach", by Arcade Fire
Ball "In the Middle Somewhat Elevated" by Thom Willems
Clubs "Escape From East Berlin", music from The Man from U.N.C.L.E by Daniel Pemberton
Ribbon "Je Vais T'Aimer", by Michel Sardou
2015 Hoop "Sling The Decks", by The Crystal Method
Ball "Ne me quitte pas" by Jacques Brel
Clubs "Mutation", music by Cirque du Soleil
Ribbon "'Elements (Orchestral Version)", music by Lindsey Stirling
2014 Hoop "Flute", music by New World Sound, Thomas Newson
Ball "Code Name Vivaldi", music by The Piano Guys
Clubs "Mutation", music by Cirque du Soleil
Ribbon "Carnavalera", music by Havana Delirio
2013 Hoop "Game On", music from Madagascar 3, music by Hans Zimmer
Ball "Primavera", music by Corciolli
Clubs "Land Of A Thousand Dances", music by Jessica Mauboy
Ribbon "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", music by Two Steps from Hell
2012 Hoop
Ball "The 5th", music by David Garrett
Clubs
Ribbon "The Circle Dance" by Didulya

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "World Championships a team effort for France's Kseniya Moustafaeva and her mom". International Federation of Gymnastics. 
  8. ^ "7th World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics in Minsk". gymmedia. 1 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "World Champion Kudryavtseva is also Europe's Gymnastics Queen". gymmedia. 14 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "2015 World Championships All-around results". Intlgymnast. 11 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Grand Prix: 30th International Thiais 2016". Gymmedia. 27 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Résultats édition 2017". grandprixthiais.fr. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "The revelation of Moustafaeva". DNA. 
  14. ^ "Moustafaeva RG Music List". rgforum. 

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