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Alina Kabayeva

Full name: Alina Maratovna Kabayeva
Original name: Алина Маратовна Кабаева
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 101 lbs (46 kg)
Born: May 12, 1983 in Toshkent, Toshkent Shahri, Uzbekistan
Affiliations: MCSA-Dynamo, Moskva
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Debuting internationally at age 13, Alina Kabayeva won her first world title (rope) in 1998. She upgraded to four golds and two silvers the following year in Osaka, including the overall and team titles. Her dominant performances made her the top favourite for the Olympic title at Sydney, but she "only" placed third after dropping her hoop in one of the exercises. Now aiming for the gold in Athens, she won a cart-load of medals at the European Championships in 2001 and 2002, and again brought home four world titles in 2003. She had also won world titles in 2001, but lost her medals when she was convicted of doping use at the 2001 Goodwill Games. She was not banned from competition as counterfeit medicine had been the cause of the conviction. Kabayeva fulfilled her goal and dominantly won the Olympic gold in Athens, retiring shortly afterwards.

Kabayeva then turned her attention to politics, serving two years in the Public Chamber before being elected into the Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament. Representing Vladimir Putin's Yedinaya Rossiya party, she was romantically linked to the Russian president, but both parties denied these claims. She also returned to gymnastics, winning the 2007 world title with the Russian team. Kabayeva was chosen as one of the torch bearers to bring in the Olympic Torch at the 2014 Sochi Opening Ceremony.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Women's Individual Russia RUS 3 Bronze
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Women's Individual Russia RUS 1 Gold

Women's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final 3 39.466
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Rope 1 9.925
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Hoop 9 9.641
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Ball 1 9.950
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Ribbon 1 9.950
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying 1 QU 39.691
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Rope 1 9.916
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Hoop 1 9.925
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Ball 1 9.925
2000 Summer 17 Sydney Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Ribbon 1 9.925
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final 1 108.400
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Hoop 2 26.800
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Ball 1 27.350
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Clubs 1 27.150
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Final Ribbon 1 27.100
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying 1 QU 105.875
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Hoop 2 26.050
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Ball 1 27.250
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Clubs 2 26.475
2004 Summer 21 Athina Rhythmic Gymnastics Russia Qualifying Ribbon 2 26.100