Friday, December 30, 2050

Calendar/Results- 2014

The competition calendar is listed below.  Other dates, including training camps and birthdays, are included in the calendar underneath the competition schedule.  Results linked where available.

Thursday, March 17, 2050

When does *insert name here* turn senior?

Want to know who turns senior or who is age eligible for certain competitions?
*Includes current and former National team members, so some may not be eligible for international competitions such as the Olympics or the World Championships.


Tuesday, March 15, 2050

When were they on the National Team?

Wondering how long your favorite Russian gymnast has been on the National Team?  Gymnasts are listed alphabetically (using the English alphabet) by last name below.  Years in parenthesis are the years on the National Team.  Dates may not be complete, as there are some years where the Russian Gymnastics Federation did not provide a listing.  The lists for the women are more complete than the lists for the men.  Enjoy!


Sunday, March 13, 2050

What okrug do they represent?

In Russia, there are 8 federal okrugs (sometimes translated as districts), plus Moscow* and Saint Petersburg*.  These okrugs are important to remember for competitions within Russia.  

Each okrug is made of several oblasts, which are similar to states in many other countries.  Gymnasts represent their home oblast in okrug competitions each year, usually once or twice per year.  If selected, they then go on to represent their okrug in national competitions such as the Russian Championships or the Russian Cup.  


For example, Denis Ablyazin represents the city of Penza.  Each year, he competes in the Federal Okrug Championship, in particular, the Volga Federal Okrug Championships as a representative of the Penzenskaya oblast'.  In the Russian Championships, he then represents Penza, the Penzenskaya oblast' and the Volga Federal Okrug.  


It can be somewhat confusing at first, but it is similar to other systems.  For those of you who understand the American Junior Olympic system, think of it as the way regions work in the upper level competitions such as the Level 10 National Championships.  


Here is a breakdown of the Russian Federal Okrug system using only current National Team members.  Gymnasts are grouped first by federal okrug, then by oblast.  The city they represent is in parenthesis following their name. 


*Moscow and Saint Petersburg do not follow this format.  Gymnasts from these cities do not represent an oblast', and in national competitions they simply represent either Moscow or Saint Petersburg.



Saturday, March 12, 2050

How does the distribution of National Team members change over time?

One of the things that has always intrigued me with regards to Russian gymnastics is how the various cities rise and fall in terms of national team participation.  The 'hub' of women's gymnastics is centered around Moscow and the Western part of the country, whereas the 'hub' for the men's team is located in Siberia.  Below is a graphical representation of this distribution over time, using all known team members and the years they were active.  Click on the icon to see the names of the team members (only available in Russian at this time).

Saturday, June 19, 2049

Birthdays


Want to wish your favorite gymnasts "Happy Birthday!"?  Here's a complete list of all gymnasts featured on this site, in order of birth.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ildar Yuskaev/Ильдар Юскаев




Born June 30, 1998
From Penza, Penzenskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: Yu. N. Mironov, A.S. Mamonov, D.A. Serednev

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Aleksandr Chicherov/Александр Чичеров



Born October 28, 1999
From Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: R.B. Kurmangalin, M.B. Sintsova, B.N. Kanaev

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Kirill Ivanov/Кирилл Иванов


Born May 6, 1999
From Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: R.B. Kurmangalin, M.B. Sintsova, B.N. Kanaev

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Mikhail Eremin/Михаил Еремин


Born January 6, 1999
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: A.V. Ivanov, S.A. Shapkin, O.V. Teplova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Dmitrii Govorov/Дмитрии Говоров



Born April 12, 1998
From Efremov, Tulskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: Yu. T. Sklyarov

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Pavel Balandin/Павел Баландин



Born October 29, 1998
From Tolyatti, Samarskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: O.A. Yarygin, E.G. Nikolko, M.G. Merkushin

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Anna Subbotina/Анна Субботина


Born September 7, 2002
From Vladimir, Vladimirskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: M.V. Mokeeva, M.I. Khorosheva, I.N. Kalabushkin

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Angelina Simakova/Ангелина Симакова


Born August 26, 2002
From Dzerzhinsk, Nizhegorodskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: I.E. Kolobova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Valeria Saifulina/Валерия Сайфулина



Born March 20, 2002
From Saint Petersburg
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: V.A. Grigorchuk, L.V. Ponomareva, A.V. Kiryashov, V.I. Kiryashova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Ulyana Perebinosova/Ульяна Перебиносова



Born May 4, 2001
From Kuznetsk, Penzenskaya oblast, & Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: M.G. Ylyankina, I.A. Savosina, N.A. Perebinosova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Elizaveta Kochetkova/Елизавета Кочеткова



Born January 20, 2001
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: E.P. Baidina, V.V. Gurov, I.L. Volkova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Aleksandra Konashenkova/Александра Конашенкова



Born March 12, 2002
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: Yu.S. Maslinnikova

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

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Ksenia Klimenko/Ксения Клименко



Born November 1, 2003
From Surgut, Khanty-Mansiiskii Autonomous Oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: E.V. Guseeva, S.F. Makeev, T.N. Churkina

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!

Varvara Zubova/Варвара Зубова



Born October 29, 2002
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: E.B. Kuznetsova, V.I. Kuznetsov, T.V. Kasperovich

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

Videos after the jump!