Yelena Posevina

Yelena Aleksandrovna Posevina (Russian: Елена Александровна Посевина, born 13 February 1986) is a Russian former group rhythmic gymnast. She is a two-time Group Olympic champion, who attended Olympic Games on 2004 and 2008.

Yelena Posevina
Full nameYelena Aleksandrovna Posevina
Alternative name(s)Elena Posevina
Country represented Russia
Born (1986-02-13) 13 February 1986 (age 34)
Tula, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
DisciplineRhythmic gymnastics
Head coach(es)Irina Viner
Retiredyes

CareerEdit

Elena Posevina was a member of the national gymnastics team from 2000. She competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where she received a gold medal in the rhythmic group competition.[1] In 2003 and 2007, Posevina won the World Champion title as a member of the Russian group and took European championships group title in 2003, 2006 and 2008. She was named a merited master of sports, holder of the Order of Friendship for major contribution in development of physical culture and sports, high sporting accomplishments, and holder of the Order of Honour for a contribution in development of physical culture and sports.

Posevina also won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] She is the second group rhythmic gymnast to win two gold medals in the Olympic Games after Natalia Lavrova. Posevina was one of the 50 elite athletes of Russia chosen as an honorary ambassador for the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Posevina is a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and is now working as a rhythmic gymnastics coach. Posevina graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod in 2013.[4] She has one son named Harry who was born in October 2017.

Detailed Olympic resultsEdit

Year Competition Description Location Music [5] Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2008 Olympics Beijing Group All-around 35.550 34.700
Ganesh / Famous music from Bombay Dreams by A. R. Rahman 5 Ropes 17.750 17.000
Guerrileros / Ange et Demon by Maxime Rodriguez 3 Hoops / 2 Clubs 17.800 17.700
Year Competition Description Location Music [5] Apparatus Score-Final Score-Qualifying
2004 Olympics Athens Group All-around 51.100 49.875
Mona Lisa Overdrive music from The Matrix Reloaded
by Don Davis & Juno Reactor
5 Ribbons 25.300 24.700
Ironside (excerpt) / White,
Crane Lightning / Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
music from Kill Bill
by Quincy Jones / RZA / Santa Esmeralda
3 Hoops / 2 Balls 25.800 25.175

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Gymnastics" Archived 2008-08-18 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 12, 2008)
  2. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing, China – Gymnastics" Archived 2008-09-02 at the Wayback Machine http://en.beijing2008.cn/ (Retrieved on August 24, 2008)
  3. ^ "Kazan 2013 Ambassadors". kazan2013. Archived from the original on 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  4. ^ http://eng.unn.ru/alumni
  5. ^ a b "Russia Group RG music list". rgforum.

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