Loukianenko at the 1996 World Championships
7 August 1973 |
|Head coach(es)||Irina Leparskaya|
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.
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