Elizaveta Nazarenkova was born in Murmansk, Russia but now she competes for Uzbekistan. Since 2010, Liza competed as an international gymnast. In 2014 Elizaveta switched nationallity, competing for Uzbekistan. Her best results were achieved at Asian Games last year, where she got 2 gold medals: team competition and clubs final.
Her sports career begun in 1999 in her hometown, Murmansk and 10 years later, she moved to Moscow where she started training with her coach Natalia Gorbulina. In 2010 she joined National team of Russia as a junior gymnast. Her influences were Olympic Champion Evgeniya Kanaeva and Silver Olympic medalist, Irina Tchachina.
Liza is one of the most well-known athletes from her Oblast and so that was named the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Athlete of the Year in Murmansk, Russia. She also holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class.
Early in 2016 season, Nazarenkova suffered a leg injury who prevented her to compete until April. Unfortunatly Liza could not qualify in top 8 highest score in Rio Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic Test. She was one of the favorites to reach a place, however she finished a dissapointing 11th. Her teammate, Anastasiya Serdyukova, was the one who could qualify for Rio.
Liza crying after her ball routine
Rio Olympic Test Event