Maria Tolkacheva

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Maria Tolkacheva
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Maria Tolkacheva in 2016
Personal information
Full name Maria Yuryevna Tolkacheva
Nickname(s) Masha
Country represented  Russia
Born (1997-08-08) 8 August 1997 (age 21)
Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Years on national team 2013
Gym Novogorsk
Head coach(es) Irina Viner
Assistant coach(es) Anna Shumilova

Maria Yuryevna Tolkacheva (Russian: Мария Юрьевна Толкачёва; born (1997-08-08)8 August 1997) is a Russian group rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2016 Olympics Group all-around champion and the 2015 World Group all-around champion.

Career[edit]

Tolkacheva became an official member of the Russian national group in the 2014 season, she was member of the Russian group that won group all-around gold at the 2014 European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan and at the 2014 World Championships in Izmir, where they finished 4th in group all-around and won gold in 2Ribbon + 3Balls.

In 2015, Tolkacheva and the Russian group competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games, taking gold in group all-around and 5 ribbons.[1] They ended their season by winning gold in Group all-around at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as gold in 6 Clubs/2 Hoops and silver in 5 Ribbons. At these Worlds, Russia finally regained the gold medal in the all-around competition, after eight years, the last time they won the group competition was at the 2007 World Championships held in Patras, Greece.

In 2016, Tolkacheva and the Russian group won group gold at the 2016 European Championships in Holon, Israel. On August 19-21, Tolkacheva was member of the golden winning Russian group (together with Anastasia Maksimova, Anastasiia Tatareva, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Vera Biryukova) that won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I. EUROPEAN GAMES 2015 - RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS". Gymmedia. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rhythmic gymnastics: Russia wins fifth successive team gold". Reuters. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

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