Mariya Livchikova

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Mariya Livchikova
Full nameMariya Livchikova
Nickname(s)Masha
Country represented Ukraine
Born (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 26)
Horlivka, Ukraine
HometownDonetsk, Ukraine
ResidenceKiev, Ukraine
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
Years on national team2009-2014 (UKR)
Head coach(es)Igor Korobchynskyy
Former coach(es)Olena Anatolyana
ChoreographerOlena Zhuykova
Music2011-2012: Leelos Tune by Maksim Mrvica
Retired2014 [1]
Medal record
Representing  Ukraine
FIG World Cup
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Apparatus World Cup 1 1 0
Total 1 1 0

Mariya Livchikova (Ukrainian: Марія Лівчікова, born 28 April 1995) is a Ukrainian former artistic gymnast.

Personal life[edit]

Livchikova was born on 28 April 1995 in Horlivka. She started gymnastics when she was seven years old.[2] Her mother, Oksana Viktorovna, is a former figure skater.[3]

Career[edit]

2011[edit]

Livchikova made her senior debut at the Cottbus World Cup. However, she did not qualify for any of the event finals.[4] She then went to the Ghent World Cup where she won a silver medal on the balance beam behind Chinese gymnast Wu Liufang and a gold medal on the floor exercise.[5] At the European Championships, she scored a 12.700 on the vault, 11.150 on the balance beam, and 13.600 on the floor exercise during the qualification round. She did not qualify for any event finals.[6]

At the World Championships, Livchikova tore her ACL during podium training, and it prevented her from competing for the remainder of the season.[2] The Ukrainian team finished nineteenth in the qualification round with a total score of 204.229.[7] This meant that Ukraine did not qualify for the London Test Event, and they could only send one female gymnast to the 2012 Olympics.[8]

2012[edit]

At the Ukrainian Cup, Livchikova didn't perform her most difficult routines, but she still finished second in the all-around with a score of 55.500.[8] She won the bronze medal in the all-around at the Stella Zakharova Cup.[9] Then at the European Championships, she contributed an all-around score of 52.999 in the qualification round towards Ukraine's tenth place finish.[10] She qualified in seventh place for the floor exercise event final with a score of 14.000.[11] She finished sixth in the floor final with a score of 13.466.[12] Ukraine's single spot for the 2012 Olympics was given to Natalia Kononenko.[13]

At the Brno Grand Prix, Livchikova scored a 15.250 on the balance beam and won the mixed-pairs competition with Maxim Semiankiv.[14]

2013[edit]

At the WOGA Classic, Livchikova placed second in the all-around and third on beam and floor.[15] She suffered another torn ACL and could not compete at the European Championship.[16] Although she had resumed training, she was not ready for the World Championships and did not compete.[17]

2014[edit]

During training in August 2014, Livchikova tore her ACL for a third time and had another surgery.[18] This injury took her out of the World Championships.[19]

Retirement[edit]

On 21 October 2014, Livchikova announced her retirement from gymnastics, citing the injuries she had sustained throughout her career as the reason.[1][20]

Competitive History[edit]

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2011 Ghent World Cup 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2012 Ukraine Cup 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Stella Zakharova Cup 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
European Championships 10 6
Brno Grand Prix 1st place, gold medalist(s)
2013 WOGA Classic 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2012 European Championships Brussels All-Around 15 52.999
Uneven Bars 33 13.033
Balance Beam 54 12.200
Floor Exercise 6 13.466 8 14.000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Livchikova Retires". Full Twist. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Owen, Alan. "Biography of Mariya Livchikova". Mariya Livchikova the Official Website. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "TCG Ten (well…nine) Questions: Mariya Livchikova". The Couch Gymnast. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Cottbus World Cup 2011 – Results". GymNiceTic. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Ghent World Cup Finals Videos and Results". Between The Olympics. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  6. ^ "4th European Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. UEG. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Team Results Women's Qualification" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. International Gymnastics Federation. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  8. ^ a b Minguillon, Albert (13 March 2013). "Nakonechnyi, Sankova win Ukrainian Cup". The All-Around. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  9. ^ Hopkins, Lauren (31 March 2012). "2012 Stella Zakharova Cup Results". The Gymternet. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Team Results Senior Qualification" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. UEG. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Results Senior Qualification" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. UEG. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Results Senior Apparatus Finals" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. UEG. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  13. ^ "The Resurgence of Mariya Livchikova and News". Beautiful Gymnastics. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Ukrainian Duo Best Field at Brno Grand Prix". International Gymnast Magazine Online. 12 November 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  15. ^ "WOGA Classic Int Elite Session 2013". World Olympic Gymnastics Academy. 16 February 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  16. ^ "ACL Injury". Mariya Livchikova The Official Website. 15 April 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  17. ^ "World Championship". Mariya Livchikova The Official Website. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  18. ^ "ACL Tear #3 for Livchikova". Full Twist. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Injury During Training". Mariya Livchikova The Official Website. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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