Famous Russian-Women: Alina Kabaeva
, 2004 Olympic rhythmic all-around champ.
, one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics
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Alina Maratovna Kabaeva
is Russia's most successful rhythmic gymnast to date, and is also one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics with two Olympic medals, 18 world championship medals and 25 European championship medals.
Kavaeva is now retired as a gymnast and has a career as politician.
can boast many titles: she
is one of the most agile and flexible gymnasts known to date, a unique in the history of rhythmic gymnastics four-time European champion, the only gymnast in the world, inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records for becoming an absolute champion of Europe among adults at 15.
name is associated with the revolutionary changes in artistic gymnastics in the 90 years of XX century.
Alina Kabaeva was born on May 12, 1983 Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union and began training to become a gymnast at the age of 4.
was a teenager the family moved to Russia and her
mother hired Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach Irina Viner, who immediately saw her
They worked together and Alina
began winning many titles.
international debut in 1996 and since then her
career went sharply uphill.
In 1998 when Alina Kabaeva was 15 she was the youngest member on the Russian team and unexpectedly won the European Championships in Portugal.
In 1999 Kabaeva
became European Champion for the second consecutive time and won the World title in Osaka, Japan.
went on to win a total of 5 all-around titles at the European Championships and added another World title in 2003 in Budapest, Hungary.
At the 2004 Athens Olympics Kabaeva
took home the gold medal in the individual all-around for rhythmic gymnastics with a score of 108.400 In October 2004, Kabaeva announced her
retirement from the sport.
sport career at an Italy-Russia friendly competition in Genoa, on 10 September 2005.
On March 5, 2006, She
won the Gazprom Moscow Grand Prix, with fellow Russians Vera Sessina and Olga Kapranova taking the second and third places.
Alina Kabaeva retired in 2005 and since then she has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.
Since 2007, Kabaeva has been a member of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, representing the pro-Kremlin United Russia party.
In January 2011, Alina Kabaeva
appeared on the cover of Vogue Russia.
In 2008 she
made headlines due to the invented story of her
engagement to former Russian
President Vladimir Putin.
awarded the Order of Friendship (2001) and "For Service to the Fatherland 'IV degree (2005).
Alina Kabaeva Is President Vladimir Putin Girlfriend