Patricia Bezzoubenko

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Patricia Bezzoubenko
Full name Patricia Bezzoubenko
Country represented  Canada
Born (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 20)[1]
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Residence Thornhill, Ontario
Height 5 ft 2 12 in (159 cm)[1]
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Salut Rg www.nationalrg.ca
Head coach(es) Svetlana Joukova
Choreographer Daria Kondakova
World ranking 32 (2016 Season)[2]
41 (2015 Season) [3]
22 (2014 Season)[4]
49 (2013 Season)[5]

Patricia Bezzoubenko (born 21 February, 1997) is a Canadian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2015 Pan American Games All-around bronze medalist, in the National level, she is a three-time Canadian Senior National champion. She holds dual citizenship with Canada and Russia.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Bezzoubenko was born in Canada but moved to Russia at the age of four with her parents and began training in Moscow. When her coaches learned she possessed dual citizenship with Canada, they arranged for her to work with Canadian coach Svetlana Joukova in Toronto. Bezzoubenko spends about half of the year training in Moscow as well as several months in Canada.

Career[edit]

Bezzoubenko appeared in international junior competitions in 2010. She won bronze medal in ball at the 2012 Pesaro Junior World Cup. At the Junior Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Washington, Bezzoubenko won the all-around gold, at the event finals: she won 2 golds (clubs and hoop), a silver in ribbon, and bronze in ball. She then won the all-around gold at the Junior Pan American Championships in Cordoba, Argentina.

Bezzoubenko debuted as a Senior in the 2013 Season, she competed in the Grand Prix and World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics Series. Bezzoubenko missed qualifying for the all-around finals at the 2013 World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine finishing 25th in the qualifications behind American Rebecca Sereda who qualified for the last spot.

In 2014, Bezzoubenko started her season competing at the 2014 Grand Prix Moscow, she then competed at the 2014 Grand Prix Thiais, She repeated as Canadian National champion. Bezzoubenko won 4 gold medals at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships including the all-around title of the event. In May 9-11, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2014 Corbeil-Essonnes World Cup and finished 13th in all-around. Bezzoubenko won the all-around at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland with a total score of 59.175 points and Team event (with teammates Maria Kitkarska and Annabelle Kovacs).[7] In event finals, she won 3 gold (ball, hoop, clubs) and bronze in ribbon. Bezzoubenko then competed at the 2014 Sofia World Cup finishing 26th in all-around finals. In September 5-7, at the 2014 World World Cup Final in Kazan, Russia, Bezzoubenko finished 17th in all-around behind Salome Phajava. In September 22-28, at the 2014 World Championships, Bezzoubenko was able to qualify to the all-around finals where she finished in last place in 24th position.

In 2015, Bezzoubenko began the season competing at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix finishing 16th in the all-around, she qualified to 1 event final in ball. In March 21-22, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2015 Thiais Grand Prix finishing 10th in the all-around behind Veronika Polyakova. In 2015, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2015 Bucharest World Cup and finished 18th in the all-around. In April 10-12, Bezzoubenko finished 27th in the all-around at the 2015 Pesaro World Cup. Bezzoubenko finished 13th in all-around at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix with a total of 68.100 points. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Bezzoubenko won the all-around bronze medal behind American Jasmine Kerber, she qualified to 3 event finals taking silver in clubs.[8] In August, Bezzoubenko finished 25th in the all-around at the 2015 Budapest World Cup. At the 2015 World Cup Final in Kazan, Bezzoubenko finished 21st in the all-around. In September 9–13, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, She finished 31st in the All-around qualifications and did not advanced into the Top 24 finals.[9] In October 2-4, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2015 Aeon Cup in Tokyo Japan, finishing 12th in the all-around finals behind Japan's Kaho Minagawa.

In 2016, Bezzoubenko started her season competing at the 2016 Grand Prix Moscow finishing 21st in the all-around with a total of 66.916 points.[10] In Feb 26-28, she competed at the 2016 Espoo World Cup finishing 23rd in the all-around. On March 17-20, Bezzoubenko then competed at the 2016 Lisboa World Cup where she finished 14th in the all-around. At the 30th Thiais Grand Prix event in Paris, she finished 22nd in the all-around.[11] On April 1-3, she competed at the 2016 Pesaro World Cup where she finished 23rd in the all-around. On April 21-22, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2016 Gymnastics Olympic Test Event held in Rio de Janeiro however she finished a disappointing 13th and did not qualify in top 8 highest score for non qualified gymnasts.[12] Bezzoubenko then finished 17th in the all-around at the 2016 Sofia World Cup. On June 3-5, Bezzoubenko finished 15th in the all-around at the 2016 Guadalajara World Cup with a total of 68.700 points. On July 1-3, Bezzoubenko competed at the 2016 Berlin World Cup finishing 15th in the all-around. On July 8-10, Bezzoubenko then finished 26th in the all-around at the 2016 Kazan World Cup. On July 22-24, culminating the World Cup of the season in 2016 Baku World Cup, Bezzoubenko finished 12th in the all-around scoring a New Personal Best total of 70.100 points behind America's Laura Zeng.

Routine music information[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title [13]
2016 Hoop ????
Ball I Put a Spell on You music from Fifty Shades of Grey by Annie Lennox
Clubs 'Misirlou by David Garrett, Rise by Safri Duo
Ribbon Mas que Nada by Chilled Jazz Masters
2015 Hoop William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Ball Kalinka (Russian folk) by Ivan Larionov
Clubs 'Misirlou by David Garrett, Rise by Safri Duo
Ribbon The show must go on by Queen
2014 Hoop Pasodoble by Pasqual Narro
Ball Kalinka (Russian folk) by Ivan Larionov
Clubs 'Misirlou by David Garrett, Rise by Safri Duo
Ribbon The show must go on by Queen
2013 Hoop More Cannons! music from Kung Fu Panda 2: OST by Hans Zimmer, John Powell
Ball Tango 2000 (Kut and Swel Tribal Remix) by Degg & Blakker
Clubs Batucada (Latino Percussion Mix)" by DJ Dero
Ribbon Skyfall music from Skyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Adele

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Patricia Bezzoubenko". g2014results.thecgf.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". 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. ^ "Patricia Bezzoubenko Canada Team profile". Gymnastics Canada. 
  7. ^ "Canada's Patricia Bezzoubenko captures 2nd rhythmic gymnastics gold". the chronicle herald. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Bezzoubenko lands Pan Am bronze in rhythmic gymnastics". Toronto Star. 
  9. ^ "2015 World Championships All-around results". Intlgymnast. 11 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix starts into Olympic Season". Gymmedia. 21 February 2016. .
  11. ^ "Grand Prix: 30th International Thiais 2016". Gymmedia. 27 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Staniouta in front, Ashirbayeva tops list of Rhythmic Olympic qualifiers at Test Event". International Federation of Gymnastics. 22 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bezzoubenko RG music list". rgforum. 

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