Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina
Oksana Chusovitina (vault) 04-2011.JPG
Chusovitina in 2011
Personal information
Full nameOksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina
Country represented Uzbekistan
Former countries represented Germany (2006-2012)
 Uzbekistan (1993-2006)
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team (1992)
 CIS (1992)
 Soviet Union (until 1991)
Born(1975-06-19) 19 June 1975 (age 42)
Bukhara, Uzbek SSR, USSR
HometownK׶ln, Germany
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight44 kg (97 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international
Years on national team18  Uzbekistan
7  Germany
ClubTurnteam Toyota K׶ln
Head coach(es)

Svetlana Boguinskaya(personal)

Shanna Polyakova
Former coach(es)Svetlana Kuznetsova
MusicPhantom of the Opera (1996-2000), The Godfather Theme (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean (2006 & 2008)
Eponymous skillsHop-full pirouette, full out dismount (uneven bars); layout-full out, double full in back out, double back full out(floor exercise)
World rankingVault: 1 (2016)
(see archives)

Biography

Representing the  Soviet Union Globe Championships 1991 Indianapolis Group 1991 Indianapolis Flooring workout 1991 Indianapolis Vault Representing  CIS Globe Championships 1992 Paris Vault Representing  Unified Group Olympic Game titles 1992 Barcelona Group Representing  Uzbekistan Globe Championships 2003 Anaheim Vault 2001 Ghent Vault 2005 Melbourne Vault 1993 Birmingham Vault 2002 Debrecen Vault Globe Cup Last 2002 Stuttgart Vault 2002 Stuttgart Stability beam Asian Video games 2002 Busan Vault 2002 Busan Flooring exercise 2002 Busan All-around 2002 Busan Stability beam 2014 Incheon Vault 1994 Hiroshima Vault 1994 Hiroshima Uneven bars Asian Championships 1996 Changsha Vault 1996 Changsha Uneven bars 1996 Changsha Flooring exercise 1996 Changsha All-around Islamic Solidarity Video games 2017 Baku Vault Representing  Germany Olympic Video games 2008 Beijing Vault Globe Championships 2011 Tokyo Vault 2006 Aarhus Vault Euro Championships 2008 Clermont Vault 2011 Berlin Vault 2012 Brussels Vault 2007 Amsterdam Vault Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina (Russian: Оксана Александровна Чусовитина; blessed 19 June 1975) is normally a global and Olympic level gymnast that has competed for the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, and Germany. Chusovitina’s career seeing that at the very top gymnast provides spanned greater than a one fourth century. She gained the USSR Junior Nationals in 1988 and started competing on the worldwide level in 1989, before a lot of her current competitors were even blessed. She actually is the just feminine gymnast ever to compete in seven Olympic Video games, and is among just two feminine gymnasts to compete on the Olympics under three different nationwide groups: the Unified Group in 1992; Uzbekistan in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2016; and Germany in 2008 and 2012. Chusovitina in addition has competed in 10 Globe Championships, three Asian Video games and three Goodwill Video games. Chusovitina keeps the record for probably the most specific globe championships medals about the same event (nine, for the vault). Chusovitina is among a few ladies, along with Cuban Leyanet Gonzalez, Soviet Larisa Latynina, and Dutch Suzanne Harmes, to come back to international competition after learning to be a mom. Australia’s mind women’s trainer, Peggy Liddick, stated Chusovitina is a job model and an motivation.

Soviet Union

Chusovitina began gymnastics in 1982. In 1988, at age 13, she earned the all-around name on the USSR Country wide Championships in the junior department.By 1990, Chusovitina was an essential person in the Soviet group, and was delivered to compete in a variety of international fits. She was the vault yellow metal medalist on the 1990 Goodwill Video games and almost swept the 1990 Globe Sports Good in Japan, earning the all-around and every event except the unequal bars. The next year she earned the floor workout on the 1991 Globe Creative Gymnastics Championships and positioned second for the vault. In 1992 Chusovitina competed on the Olympics using the Unified Group, distributed in the group yellow metal medal and positioned seventh in the ground last. She also earned her second Globe Championships vault medal, a bronze.

Uzbekistan

Following the 1992 Olympics, when the former Soviet gymnasts came back with their home republics, Chusovitina began competing for Uzbekistan and continued training with Uzbekistan head coach Svetlana Kuznetsova, also her personal coach. Circumstances on the nationwide training service in Tashkent had been a long way off in the Soviet Circular Lake training middle, and Chusovitina was compelled to apply on antiquated, and perhaps, unsafe equipment. Regardless of this setback, she could regularly make world-class routines.Chusovitina represented Uzbekistan from 1993 to 2006 and competed on their behalf on the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Asian Video games as well as the 1994 and 2001 Goodwill Video games. During this period she was the most powerful gymnast within the Uzbekistan nationwide team, earning a lot more than 70 medals in worldwide contests and qualifying towards the Olympics 3 x.On her behalf contributions to gymnastics, Chusovitina was granted the title of "Honored Athlete from the Republic of Uzbekistan" from the Uzbekistan Ministry of Cultural and Sports activities Affairs. In 2001, she was called as the 1st WAG representative towards the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)'s Sports athletes' Commission. Furthermore, Chusovitina graduated from your Sports activities University or college in Tashkent.In past due 1997 Chusovitina married Uzbek Olympic wrestler Bakhodir Kurbanov, whom she first met in the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima. The couple's child, Alisher, was created in November 1999.

Germany

In 2002, Alisher was identified as having severe lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Searching for advanced treatment for their kid, Chusovitina and her hubby accepted an give of help from Shanna and Peter Brüggemann, mind coaches from the Toyota Cologne membership, and transferred to Germany. With award money gained from gymnastics tournaments, combined with the help from the Brüggemanns and associates from the worldwide gymnastics community who fundraised and donated to the reason, Chusovitina could protected treatment for Alisher on the School of Cologne's medical center. While Alisher underwent treatment in Cologne, Chusovitina educated using the German team.Uzbekistan released Chusovitina to compete for Germany in 2003. Nevertheless, due to guidelines requiring 3 years of residency, she was struggling to gain German citizenship instantly. From 2003 to 2006 she been trained in Germany but continuing to compete for Uzbekistan, representing her local country in the 2003 and 2005 Globe Championships as well as the 2004 Olympics. In 2003, 12 years after her globe championships debut, Chusovitina received the platinum medal around the vault at that year's globe championships in Anaheim.In 2006, Chusovitina obtained German citizenship. Her 1st competition for Germany was the 2006 Globe Championships, where she received a bronze medal around the vault and positioned ninth in the all-around.

Recent years

In July 2007, she received the all-around title in the 2007 German Country wide Championships. At her 1st Western Championships, she positioned second around the vault. In the 2007 Globe Championships in Stuttgart, Chusovitina helped the German squad to a 10th-place end in the initial round, which certified them to send out a full group towards the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where she was the oldest woman rival in her self-discipline. She certified for the vault event last where she completed in 2nd place, therefore earning the 1st specific Olympic medal of her profession. Chusovitina competed on three occasions in the 2008 Women's Western Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France, assisting the German group to a seventh-place end in the group finals. In the vault event last, she defeated reigning Western champ Carlotta Giovannini to earn the platinum medal.In the 2008 Olympics, the German group placed 12th in the qualifying circular of competition. Chusovitina certified to the average person all-around last, where she positioned ninth general. She also certified in 4th place for the vault last. In the vault last, she gained the sterling silver medal using a rating of 15.575.

Retirement and return

Despite earlier promises that she'd try to compete in the 2012 Summer months Olympic Video games in London, Chusovitina announced in Apr 2009 that she designed to only take part in this year's 2009 Globe Gymnastics Championships in Oct, and that she'd not really continue. The championships, she mentioned, are "more than enough."However, she came back to compete in a few competitions this year 2010 (like the 2010 Houston Country wide Invitational). She gained the metallic medal on vault in the 2011 Western Championships, the 2011 Globe Championships as well as the 2012 Western Championships.Chusovitina competed in the 2012 Summer season Olympic Video games for Germany. The video games were an extraordinary 6th Olympics for Chusovitina, who certified for the vault last where she put into 5th behind her German teammate, Janine Berger. Afterward Oksana announced she'd retire like a gymnast and focus on training.She returned the next year and announced plans to keep competing through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She continued to qualify a person place for Uzbekistan at a qualifying event in Rio de Janeiro in Apr 2016. By contending, she set a fresh record as the oldest gymnast to ever contend in the Olympic Video games at age 41 and 2 weeks and the just gymnast ever to contend in seven consecutive Olympic Video games, surpassing the record of six that she occur 2012 with Yordan Yovchev of Bulgaria.

Skills

Being a vault expert, she is certainly one of just a few best feminine vaulters in the globe who does not really execute a Yurchenko design vault. Rather, she competes just front handspring entrance and Tsukahara-family vaults.

Eponymous skills

Apparatus Name Explanation Difficulty Records Vault Chusovitina Handspring ahead onto desk, piked salto ahead with whole twist off 5.5 Vault Chusovitina Handspring forward onto table, straight salto forward with 1.5 twists off 6.2 Despite having this skill named after her in the Code of Factors, it really is commonly known as a Rudi. Uneven Pubs Chusovitina Giant golf swing backward with hop complete switch D Uneven Pubs Chusovitina Swing ahead to dual salto tucked with complete twist in second salto D Also known as a full-out dismount Ground Workout Chusovitina Full-twisting dual layout H

Competitive history

Year Event Group AA VT UB BB FX 1990 Goodwill Video games 1st 1st 1991 Globe Championships 1st 2nd 1st 1992 Globe Championships 3rd 7th Olympic Video games 1st 7th 1993 Globe Championships 18th 3rd 8th 1994 Goodwill Video games 5th 5th 5th 4th Asian Video games 4th 3rd 3rd 4th 1995 Globe Championships 19th 6th 1996 Olympic Video games 10th 1998 Asian Video games 4th 8th 6th 2000 Olympic Video games 2001 Goodwill Video games 4th 2nd 1st 2nd Globe Championships 19th 2nd 2002 Asian Video games 5th 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st Globe Championships 3rd 8th 6th Globe Cup Last 1st 5th 3rd 4th 2003 Globe Championships 1st 2004 Olympic Video games 2005 Globe Championships 2nd 2006 Globe Championships 9th 3rd 2007 Western european Championships 6th 2nd 6th Globe Championships 6th 2008 Western european Championships 7th 1st 6th Olympic Video games 9th 2nd 2010 Western european Championships Globe Championships 2011 Western european Championships 2nd Globe Championships 6th 2nd 2012 Western european Championships 8th 2nd Olympic Video games 5th 2013 Globe Championships 5th 2014 Asian Video games 5th 2nd 2015 Globe Championships 2016 Olympic Video games 7th 1994 Goodwill Video games Mixed Pairs Metallic Medal with Yevgeny Shabayev, Aleksei Voropayev and Elena Grosheva. Rival for Soviet Union 12 months Competition Description Area Equipment Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying 1991 Globe Championships Indianapolis Group 1 396.055 All-Around 8 78.986 Vault 2 9.918 6 19.762 Uneven Pubs 8 19.762 Stability Beam 13 19.612 Ground Workout 1 9.962 4 19.850 Rival for CIS 12 months Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying 1992 World Championships Paris Vault 3 9.937 Vault (Semi−Final) 3 9.887 Vault (Qualification) 4 9.875 Ground Workout 7 9.800 Olympic Games Barcelona Team 1 395.666 All-Around 30 78.111 Vault 14 19.750 Uneven Bars 77 18.849 Balance Beam 10 19.675 Ground Workout 7 9.812 7 19.837 Competition for Uzbekistan Season Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying 1993 World Championships Birmingham All-Around 18 37.205 12 38.030 Vault 3 9.718 9 9.643 Uneven Pubs 8 8.325 7 9.650 Balance Beam 19 9.437 Flooring Workout 24 9.300 1994 Asian Games Hiroshima All-Around 4 38.675 Vault 3 9.631 Uneven Pubs 3 9.600 Balance Beam 4 9.462 1995 Globe Championships Sabae Group 16 360.515 All-Around 18 38.180 15 76.386 Vault 6 9.612 16 18.962 Uneven Pubs 30 19.112 Stability Beam 17 19.012 Flooring Workout 23 19.300 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta All-Around 10 38.743 30 75.822 Vault 20 19.274 Uneven Pubs 29 19.237 Balance Beam 61 18.137 Flooring Workout 34 19.174 1998 Asian Video games Bangkok Group 5 133.350 All-Around 4 Vault 8 Flooring Workout 6 2000 Olympic Video games Sydney All-Around 45 36.450 Vault 24 9.375 Uneven Bars 80 8.450 Balance Beam 90 9.150 Flooring Workout 25 9.475 2001 World Championships Ghent All-Around 19 35.023 17 35.524 Vault 2 9.349 2 9.425 Uneven Bars 65 8.162 Stability Beam 12 8.900 Floor Exercise 19 9.037 2002 Asian Games Busan Group 5 133.350 All-Around 2 36.400 3 36.700 Vault 1 9.450 1 9.375 Uneven Bars 4 9.300 7 9.100 Balance Beam 2 8.975 5 8.900 Floor Exercise 1 9.350 1 9.325 Globe Cup Last Stuttgart Vault 1 9.412 Uneven Pubs 5 8.387 Balance Beam 3 9.025 Flooring Workout 4 8.925 Globe Championships Debrecen Vault 3 9.387 Vault (Semi−Final) 1 9.350 Vault (Qualification) 4 9.212 Uneven Pubs (Certification) 30 8.200 Balance Beam 8 8.312 Stability Beam (Semi−Last) 6 9.200 Stability Beam (Certification) 10 8.862 Flooring Workout 6 9.137 Floor Workout (Semi−Final) 8 9.287 Floor Workout (Qualification) 10 9.137 2003 World Championships Anaheim All-Around WD 16 36.136 Vault 1 9.481 4 9.424 Uneven Pubs 27 9.137 Balance Beam 69 8.537 Flooring Workout 30 9.025 2004 Olympic Games Athens Vault 23 8.800 2005 World Championships Melbourne Vault 2 9.418 3 9.381 Uneven Pubs 23 8.987 Balance Beam 12 8.962 Competition for Germany Season Competition Description Area Equipment Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying 2006 Globe Championships Aarhus Group 16 222.125 All-Around 9 58.950 10 59.075 Vault 3 15.100 4 14.937 Uneven Bars 19 14.800 Balance Beam 28 14.850 Flooring Workout 25 14.400 2007 European Championships Amsterdam All-Around 6 57.450 11 56.700 Vault 2 14.725 3 14.237 Uneven Bars 24 13.525 Balance Beam 9 15.150 Ground Workout 6 14.450 8 14.450 Globe Championships Stuttgart Group 10 231.125 All-Around 157 43.525 Vault 6 14.687 5 15.375 Uneven Bars 89 13.550 Balance Beam 59 14.275 Ground Workout 189 0.000 2008 European Championships Clermont-Ferrand Group 7 170.850 6 173.650 Vault 1 14.812 1 15.000 Balance Beam 10 14.975 Ground Workout 6 14.850 5 15.000 Olympic Games Beijing Team 12 230.800 All-Around 9 60.125 14 59.375 Vault 2 15.575 4 15.525 Uneven Bars 27 14.725 Balance Beam 43 14.400 Ground Workout 30 14.450 2010 Western Championships Birmingham Group 9 156.025 Vault 12 13.625 Globe Championships Rotterdam Group 14 212.294 Stability Beam 42 13.566 2011 Western Championships Berlin Vault 2 14.537 5 14.200 Balance Beam 45 12.425 Globe Championships Tokyo Group 6 168.479 7 221.163 Vault 2 14.733 2 14.833 Stability Beam 41 13.800 2012 European Championships Brussels Team 8 160.497 7 163.022 Vault 2 14.683 1 14.966 Olympic Video games London Group 9 167.331 Vault 5 14.783 4 14.808 Balance Beam 31 13.700 Competitor for Uzbekistan Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying 2013 World Championships Antwerp Vault 5 14.583 6 14.750 2014 Asian Games Incheon Group 5 199.800 Vault 2 14.750 2 14.675 2015 World Championships Glasgow All-Around 51 52.998 Vault 13 14.683 Uneven Pubs 120 12.033 Stability Beam 47 13.466 Ground Workout 118 12.733 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro Vault 7 14.833 5 14.999

Year-end world rankings

Vault

2010: #9 2011: #1 2013: #1 2015: #1

Beam

2010: #28 2013: #24 2015: #45

Floor

2015: #7

See also

Gymnastics portal Set of best medalists in the Globe Artistic Gymnastics Championships

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