Alina Kabaeva was born May 12, 1983 in Tashkent. With twelve years of living in Moscow. Trained by the best Russian coaches – head coach of Russia, a distinguished coach Irina Viner country and honored coach Faith Shatalin country. Honored Master of Sports. Alina – unique in the history of rhythmic gymnastics four-time European champion. Their fourth continental title she earned in November in Spain in the championship Old World this year, and for the first time she became European champion exactly four years ago in Portugal. Two-time world champion – the first time absolute champion began in Japan in Osaka in 1999.
Since then, says Japan happy country. Sela Ward understood the implications. Furthermore, we have the right to love Spain – where she twice became the absolute champion of Europe (Zaragoza and Granada-2000-2002), and again in Spain, earned a second medal of absolute world champion (Madrid, 2001). Coach Kabaeva Irina Vinner early recognized the talent of his pupil and began to prepare her for the greatest heights. Calculating Winner fairly soon come to pass – Alina was a triple winner of the European Championships 1998-2000, two-time world champion in 1999 and 2001. The fans expect it with a large safety margin and win at the Sydney Olympics. But, alas, these hopes were justified – on races in Australia Alina dropped hoop final Olympic tournament and the result was only in third place, while first place went to Yulia Barsukova.
Kabaeva then experienced a real shock, but it was supported not only teammates, but also numerous fans. 'I never thought that so many people love me' – confessed later Kabaeva. Sportswoman decided to continue the speech before the Olympics in Athens in the hope of 'gold' Games. To better switch after Sydney, Alina was try yourself as an actress and model. In particular, played in the Japanese movie Red Shadow, has become the face of one well-known company, the sponsor of the Russian Olympic Committee. 'All my life so far is related solely to the gym – said Alina Kabaeva. – But it is not necessary that further my career will be connected with the sport. I think I will have the opportunity to choose it for the soul. " In the long term, the coach does not see itself, but because studying sports Management at the Moscow State University of Service. Second-year student. Alina Kabaeva is a member of the Supreme Council party, Unity, Fatherland. In 2001 she was awarded the Order of Friendship.