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.


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.  I assumed that if a gymnast represented Russia in an international competition, that gymnast was also a member of the national team. Enjoy!

* Indicates the gymnast has since retired.


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.



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).

Denis Yurov (Денис Юров)



Born June 25, 1999
From Barnaul, Altaiskii Krai
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: A.F. Boldyrev, P.A. Gordeev, E.V. Kozhevnikov

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

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Ildar Yuskaev/Ильдар Юскаев




Born June 30, 1998
From Penza, Penzenskaya oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: Yu. N. Mironov, A.S. Mamonov, D.A. Serednev

Russian Gymnastics Federation Information Page

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Mikhail Yurchenko/Михаил Юрченко



Born March 7, 2000
From Obninsk, Kaluzhskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: D.V. Paramonov, E.S. Polyakova

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Aleksandra Shekoldina/Александра Щеколдина

Born July 11, 2002
From: Surgut, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: E.I. Safronova, E.V. Guseva

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Evgenia Shelgunova (Евгения Шелгунова)





Born August 3, 1997
From Alatyr', Chuvashskaya Republic & Khimki, Moskovskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sports, International Class
Coaches: L.N. Marunova, N.A. Tikhonova

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Dmitrii Shushkov/Дмитрий Шушков

Born March 11, 2002
From: Votkinsk, Republic of Udmurtia
Level: 2nd Level
Coaches: A.V. Kondratev, A.K. Fomenko

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Ivan Shestakov/Иван Шестаков



Born May 17, 2000
From Kemerovo, Kemerovskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: N.A. Kotyakhov, L.G. Kotyakhov

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Andrey Cherkasov (Андрей Черкасов)



Born January 1, 1991
From Leninsk-Kuznetskii, Kemerovskaya oblast' & Novosibirsk, Novosibirskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: A.L. Konvisser, A.E. Tsimerman, G.N. Stolyarov, I.S. Maltsev

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Anastasia Cheong (Анастасия Чеонг)




Born July 8, 1997
From Saint Petersburg
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: T.N. Yatchenko, V.N. Govrichenkov

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Aleksandr Chicherov/Александр Чичеров



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

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Mikhail Khudchenko (Михаил Худченко)



Born November 21, 2000
From Tolyatti, Samarskaya oblast'
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: O.A. Yarygin, E.G. Nikopko, P.V. Denisov, I.I. Shestakova

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Maria Kharenkova (Мария Харенкова)








Born October 29, 1998
From Rostov-na-Donu, Rostovskaya oblast' & Khimki, Moskovskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: O.N. Sagina, V.V. Yakubova, L.R. Fudimova, O.Yu. Kharenkova

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Polina Fyodorova (Полина Федорова)



Born February 3, 1996
From Cheboksary, Republic of Chuvashia
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: I.A. Nikolaeva, S.P. Platonova

Currently a student at the Chuvashia State University in the Name of I.N. Ulyanova, in the Economics department.

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Vladislava Urazova (Владислава Уразова)

Born August 14, 2004
From Rostov-na-Donu, Rostovskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: L.N. Kazakova, L.R. Fudimova

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Ivan Tikhonov (Иван Тихонов)




Born April 21, 1996
From Syzran', Samarskaya oblast' & Penza, Penzenskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: S.V. Kirillov, M.N. Alyoshin, S.G. Shesterkin

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Seda Tutkhalyan (Седа Тутхалян)



Born July 15, 1999
From Moscow
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: M.G. Ulyankina, I.A. Kiryanova

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Arina Strukova (Арина Струкова)

Born May 22, 2004
From Kogalym, Khanty-Mansiiskii Autonomous Okrug
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: G.F. Krasnoyarskaya, A.Yu. Serov


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Alina Stepanova (Алина Степанова)

Born May 4, 2003
From Novgorod, Novgorodskaya oblast
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: G.V. Zaits, E.S. Rubtsova, A.Yu. Krapivin

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Elizaveta Sokolova (Елизавета Соколова)

Born July 2, 2004
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: M.G. Ulyankina

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Elizaveta Serova (Елизавета Серова)

Born September 21, 2003
From Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: A.S. Makeev, E.A. Redyanova

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Alla Sidorenko/Алла Сидоренко

Born September 11, 1995
From: St. Petersburg
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: T.N. Yatchenko, V.N. Govrichenkhov

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Aleksandr Sychugov (Александр Сычугов)

Born October 5, 1998
From Moscow
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: A.V. Ivanov, S.A. Shapkin, O.V. Teplova, A.V. Kalinin

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Ivan Stretovich (Иван Стретович)



Born October 6, 1996
From Novosibirsk, Novosibirskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: V.V. Kochnev, M.S. Nazarenko, M.V. Bonet

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Maksim Sinichkin (Максим Синичкин)





Born June 28, 1998
From Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: R.B. Kurmangalin, M.B. Sintsova, V.N. Kanaev

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Valentin Starikov (Валентин Стариков)



Born June 20, 1996
From Syzran' Samarskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: S.V. Kirillov, M.N. Aleshin, N.S. Polyakova

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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

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Angelina Simakova/Ангелина Симакова


Born August 26, 2002
From Khimki, Moskovskaya oblast & Yaroslavl, Yaroslavskaya oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: I.I. Kolobova

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Valeria Saifulina/Валерия Сайфулина



Born March 20, 2002
From Saint Petersburg
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: V.A. Grigorchuk, L.V. Ponomareva, A.V. Kiryashov, V.I. Kiryashova

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Daria Spiridonova (Дарья Спиридонова)




Born July 8, 1998
From Moscow
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: T.A. Fomkina

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Ekaterina Sokova (Екатерина Сокова)



December 12, 2000
From Vladimir, Vladimirskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sports
Coaches: A.V. Kulkova, A.V. Makeeva, M.I. Khorosheva

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Daria Skrypnik (Дарья Скрыпник)




Born October 4, 2000
From Krasnodar, Krasnodarskii Krai
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: M.A. Pletinetskaya, A.V. Mareido

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Nikita Simonov/Никита Симонов



Born July 29, 1996
From Syzran, Samarskaya oblast & Penza, Penzenskaya oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sports
Coaches: S.V. Kirillov, M.N. Aleshin, V.V. Nazarov

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Alla Sosnitskaya (Алла Сосницкая)





Born April 10, 1997
From Moscow
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: M.G. Ulyankina, V.N. Ulyankin

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Aleksey Rostov (Алексей Ростов)



Born September 29, 1993
From Vladimir, Vladimirskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: T.A. Alyautdinov, S.V. Fedoseev, V.I. Ivanchuk

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Matvey Petrov (Матвей Петров)


Born July 17, 1990
From Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: V.M. Tikhtman

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Vladislav Polyashov (Владислав Поляшов)




Born April 4, 1995
From Cheboksary, Chuvashskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: A.S. Vasilev, G.F. Stepanov, I.A. Rudyanu

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Kirill Potapov (Кирилл Потапов)




Born April 10, 1996
From Tomsk, Tomskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: A.A. Kozin, T.F. Kiryakova

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Ulyana Perebinosova/Ульяна Перебиносова



Born May 4, 2001
From Kuznetsk, Penzenskaya oblast, & Moscow
Level: Candidate Master of Sports
Coaches: M.G. Ylyankina, I.A. Savosina, N.A. Perebinosova

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Maria Paseka (Мария Пасека)





Born July 19, 1995
From Moscow
Level: Honored Master of Sport
Coaches: M.G. Ulyankina, B.N. Ulyankin

Currently attending university.

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Kirill Prokopev (Кирилл Прокопьев)




Born January 30, 1994
From Vladimir, Vladimirskaya oblast' & Smolensk, Smolenskaya oblast
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: V.I. Ivanchuk, S.V. Fedoseev, I.N. Kalabushkin

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Ksenia Pekelman/Ксения Пекельман

Born June 29, 2002
From: Novosibirsk, Novosibirskaya oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: N.G. Bugrova, G.I. Skorina

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Viktoria Panchuk/Виктория Панчук

Born October 15, 2002
From: Dzerzhinsk, Nizhegorodskaya oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: L.L. Bolshakova, O.A. Tuchina

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Khristina Osokina/Христина Осокина


Born October 17, 2002
From: Gatchina, Leningradskaya Oblast
Level: Candidate Master of Sports
Coaches: M.A. Styazhkina, T.F. Boyarintseva, S.V. Vlasova, E.M. Dmitriev

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Polina Novikova (Полина Новикова)

Born August 6, 2003
From Zelenodolsk, Republic of Tatarstan
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: G.M. Akhmetzyanova, A.K. Artamonov

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Nikita Nagornii (Никита Нагорный)



Born February 12, 1997
From Rostov-na-Donu, Rostovskaya oblast' & Moscow
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: A.I. Zabelin, O.I. Nechepurenko, V.V. Fudimov

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Sergey Naidin/Сергей Найдин

Born July 11, 2001
From: Barnaul, Altaiskii Krai
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: S.G. Stepanenko, P.A. Gordeev, E.V. Kozhevnikov, T.N. Stepanenko

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Andrey Makolov (Андрей Маколов)




Born June 12, 1998
From Tol'yatti, Samarskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: O.A. Yarygin, P.V. Denisov, E.G. Nikolko, I.I. Shestakova

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Aliya Mustafina (Алия Мустафина)




Born September 30, 1994
From Moscow
Level: Honored Master of Sport
Coaches: Sergey V. Starkin, Raisa M. Ganina

Currently attending university.

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Angelina Melnikova (Ангелина Мельникова)



Born July 18, 2000
From Voronezh, Voronezhskaya oblast'
Level: Master of Sport, International Class
Coaches: S.V. Denisevich, N.N. Ishkova, N.V. Pravdina

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Makhammadumar Mamadaliev/Махаммадумар Мамадалиев

Born August 25, 2001
From: Moscow
Level: 1st Level
Coaches: I.B. Giorgadze, S.A. Shapkin

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Elena Likhodolskaya (Елена Лиходольская)




Born June 13, 2000
From Novomoskovsk, Tul'skaya oblast'
Level: Candidate Master of Sport
Coaches: N.S. Nabokova, M.V. Nazarova

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Dmitrii Lankin (Дмитрий Ланкин)




Born April 17, 1997
From Rostov-na-Dony, Rostovskaya oblast' & Moscow
Level: Master of Sport
Coaches: A.I. Zabelin, O.I. Nechepurenko, V.N. Kosnykh

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