BEST GYMNASTES AND GYMNASTES OF THE WORLD
Today, gymnastics is one of the most popular types of physical education. This sport is not only useful, but also beautiful, interesting, it can be practiced by people of all ages, most importantly – desire. Many parents give their children to the gym, they, in turn, are happy to do, perform, putting all the emotions and forces into the program. So winners are born – the best gymnasts in the world.
The most famous gymnast in the world is the Russian athlete Alexei Nemov. He was born in 1976, on May 28. Gymnastics began to engage in five years. At the youth championship of the USSR in 1989, Nemov won the first victory. Since then, every year he won awards: in 1990 at the Spartakiad students won in individual all-around events, from 1990 to 1993 he won awards in various international competitions.
At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, the athlete wins two gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Swiss World Cup 1997 brings gold. In 2000, Alex won the European and World Championships. The Sydney Olympic Games also do not bypass the athlete: he becomes the absolute champion, winning three “bronzes”, one “silver” and two “gold”. Nemov was a favorite at the Olympics in Athens. Despite the injury sustained just before the games, the gymnast performed just fine, but the judges for some reason greatly underestimated the grades. The audience was indignant at the spectators in the stands, and they applauded the athlete for fifteen minutes, preventing the next gymnast from starting the performance. It ended only when Alex himself entered the arena and asked the audience to sit down. The judges were forced to rearrange the grades, but they were not enough for the medal. After this situation, a real scandal erupted – the judges were removed, and Nemov was officially apologized. In addition to sports awards, Alexey received others. For example, in 2000 he was awarded the “World Sports Awards” – a kind of sports Oscar, in 2004 – the CIFP prize from the Fair Play International Committee for noble sports behavior in competitions, in 2005 he received the Pierre de Coubertin Prize for “Act.” And the name of Alexei Nemov is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for outstanding sports success.
Svetlana Khorkina is a famous Russian gymnast. She was born on January 19, 1979, and began training already in 1983. In 1992, the athlete entered the national gymnastics team. In August 2003, she became the first three-time absolute champion in women’s gymnastics at the World Championships. At the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000, she won gold medals in parallel exercises. In addition to these results, Svetlana’s first places in the European and World Championships can be noted. In 2004, the gymnast announced the completion of her sports career and became a deputy of the State Duma.
One of the most famous gymnasts is the Russian athlete Alina Kabaeva. She was born in May 1983, in three and a half years she began to engage in rhythmic gymnastics. In 1995, mother and daughter moved to Moscow, under the guidance of coach Irina Viner, and a year later the girl began to play for the national team. In 1998, Alina won the European Championship, and subsequently four more times became the absolute world champion. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Kabaeva, performing with a hoop, made a big mistake and won only a bronze award. At the Olympic Games in Athens, Alina performed brilliantly and won the well-deserved “gold”.
Another outstanding Russian athlete is gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva. She was born on April 2, 1990. At the age of six, the girl began to engage in rhythmic gymnastics, and not just engage, but to learn and perform the most complex and beautiful elements. During the training camp in Moscow, Zhenya attracted the attention of the coach of the junior team A. Zaripova, she was invited to the Olympic reserve school. In 2003, the athlete competed for Gazprom in the club world championship and took first place.
Then Kanaeva was noticed by the coach of the Russian national team Irina Viner and invited her to train at the base of the Russian national team, at the Novogorsk center. Due to the fact that in our country there are many talented and promising gymnasts, the athlete did not get a place in the team. But in 2007, before the World Cup in Baku, Alina Kabaeva received a serious injury and left the squad, her place and was taken by Eugene. In the world competition, she did an excellent exercise with the ribbon, winning the “gold”, and brought the team a gold medal in the team competition. At the time of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Kanaeva became the winner of the European Championship, the world, various Grand Prix. At the Olympics, she made the least mistakes and received a gold medal with a score of 75.50 points. In 2009, Evgenia continued her winning streak: at the European Championship she won “gold” in four types of programs, at the Universiade and World Games she took all 9 gold medals.