Larissa Loukianenko

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Larissa Loukianenko
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Loukianenko at the 1996 World Championships
Personal information
Country represented  Belarus
Born (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 43)
Krasnoyarsk
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Irina Leparskaya

Larissa Loukianenko (Russian: Лариса Геннадьевна Лукьяненко, Larisa Luk'yanenko; born 7 August 1973 in Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union) was a Belarusian individual rhythmic gymnast.

Career[edit]

Loukianenko started rhythmic gymnastics in 1980 at age 7. She was coached by Galina Krylenko at Club Dynamo in Minsk.

Loukianenko emerged as a top class competitor at the 1992 World Championships in Brussels, Belgium. A broken ankle prevented her from competing in the 1993 World Championships and it took her nearly a year to recover. She made a come-back at the 1994 European Championships. She swept the 1993 Grand Prix Final winning the All-around and the event finals in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.

Loukianenko's best apparatus was rope; she became a three-time times World Champion on this apparatus.

She participated at the 1996 Olympic Games, and ranked 5th in the AA semi-finals and 7th in the AA finals. She retired at age 23 in 1996.

Loukianenko is currently a coach and judge for the Belarusian Gymnastics Federation. She and her former teammate, Tatiana Ogrizko, are currently coaching Melitina Staniouta.

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