Rhythmic Gymnastics Participants: Olympic Games RIO 2016

Senior Individual Participants

Varvara Filiou (GRE)

She is an 8 time Greek National All-around Champion and one of Greece’s most succesful rhythmic gymnast.

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Marina Durunda (AZE)

Marina is the three time Azeri National Champion. These are her first Olympic Games.

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Marina Durunda (AZE)

Son Yeon-Jae (KOR)

She had her highest placement finishing 4th in the all-around at the 2014 World Championships. These will be her second Olympic Games.

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Son Yeon-Jae (KOR)

Shang Rong (CHN)

Shang qualified during Olympic Test Event in Rio on April.

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Shang Rong (CHN)

Veronica Bertolini (ITA)

Veronica is three-time Italian Champion.

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Veronica Bertolini (ITA)

Nicol Ruprecht (AUT)

Austria’s most successful rhythmic gymnast.

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Nicol Ruprecht (AUT)

Ana Luiza Filiorianu (ROM)

Three-time Romanian National Champion.

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Ana Luiza Filiorianu (ROM)

Anastasiya Serdyukova (UZB)

She is the all-around bronze medalist at the 2014 Asian Games.

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Kaho Minagawa (JPN)

Fourth at Asian Games All-Around

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Kaho Minagawa (JPN)

Laura Zeng (USA)

YOG  all-around bronze medalist. Current US National Champion.

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Laura Zeng (USA)

Neta Rivkin (ISR)

Neta is the most succesful Rhythmic Gymnast in Israel. These will be her third Olympic Games.

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Neta Rivkin (ISR)

Melitina Staniouta (BLR)

Melitina is the current Belarus National Champion and three-time, World All-around bronze medalist and the European Games All-around bronze medalist. She will fight for a medal in Rio.

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Melitina Staniouta (BLR)

Ekaterina Volkova (FIN)

Ekaterina qualified for Olympics in “Rio Prepares” event. These will be her first Olympic Games.

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Ekaterina Volkova (FIN)

Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

She is the current number 8 in World Ranking.

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Neviana Vladinova (BUL)

Kseniya Moustafaeva (FRA)

 Kseniya is the three-time France National Champion.

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Kseniya Moustafaeva (FRA)

Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER)

These will be her second Olympic Games (third if we include Youth Olympic Games, were she was the bronze medallist).

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Jana Berezko-Marggrander (GER)

Danielle Prince (AUS)

Danielle is five time Australian Champion. She was Oceania’s highest ranked competitor at last year’s World Championships. She is qualified through a continental wildcard.

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Danielle Prince (AUS)

Natalia Azevedo Gaudio (BRA)

She is the 2014 All-around silver medalist and qualified through a wildcard entry for the Olympic Games  as an automatic berth for the host country of the Olympics.

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Natalia Gaudio (BRA)

Sabina Ashirbayeva (KAZ)

Ashirbayeva won an Olympics license by finishing first amongst a top 8 selection of highest score for non qualified gymnasts at the Olympic Test Event

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Sabina Ashirbayeva (KAZ)

Carolina Rodríguez (ESP)

She is the oldest contender (30 years old). She got her qualification for Rio in World Championships last year.

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Carolina Rodríguez (ESP)

Salome Pazhava (GEO)

She is Georgia’s most successful rhythmic gymnast after Irina Gabashvili and the first Georgian rhythmic gymnast to win a medal in a World Cup Stage.

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Salome Pazhava (GEO)

Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

She is the 2013 World All-around silver medalist, the 2014 World  All-around bronze medalist and two-time (2014, 2016) European All-around bronze medalist. She is fighting for a medal in Rio.

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR)

Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

She is the youngest World Champion (Record holder) and favorite for gold in Rio Olympics

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Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

She is medalist of Europea and World Championships and the second gymnast from Belarus who qualified for Rio.

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Katsiaryna Halkina (BLR)

Elyane Boal (CPV)

She has been selected to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games after South African’s gymnastics federation refused to Grace Legote’s wildcard.

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Elyane Boal (CPV)

Margarita Mamun (RUS)

Current World and European Team champion, Rita is fighting for a medal in Rio.

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Margarita Mamun (RUS)