|KARAVAEVA Irina Russia
|Last update: 29/07/2013|
|Date of birth:||18/05/1975||Age:||39|
|Height:||164 cm/5.4 ft||Weight:||49 kg/108.0 lb|
|Place of birth:||KRASNODAR ()||
|Start Discipline (year):||1982|
|First Int. Competition (year):||1990|
|National Team Since (year):||1990|
|Head coach:||Vitaly Dubko (RUS)|
|Assistant coach:||Ludmila Nemejan (RUS)|
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|With her three Individual World titles (1994, 1998 and 1999), record achievements in highest difficulty and numerous team gold medals, Irina is the most decorated ever female trampolinists and the first women ever olympic champion in Sydney 2000. She will defend her title in Athens 2004.
She started her sports career as a tumbler and ten year ago switched to Trampolining, never leaving her native Krasnodar (one of the leading Russian centres in Sports Acrobatics and Trampolining). She is a quiet, ever smiling introvert, still sharing a flat with her parents and one never expect a strong reaction from her, as was her behaviour during the 1999 World Championships in Sun City where she won her third World title, in spite of severe pains in her back, that put her in a clinic or two months immediately after the championships.
Irina?s brilliant technique, physical strength and space awareness seem to be phenomenal, as is her dedication to the sport.
"Sydney was tougher than any other competition so far", says Karavaeva."Anyone of the twelve competitors could win, anyone could loose...Nevertheless, this was the greatest day for our sport, since millions of viewers around the world have discovered it and appreciated it."
At the 2001 Trampoline World Championships, held in July, in the City of Odense (Denmark), a serious judging mistake was made and the Gold Medal was given to the wrong gymnast. In Akita, during the World Games on August 21, 2001, Irina Karavaeva (RUS) Gold Medallist in Odense has made the following statement."I very much regret the mistake of the judges at the World Championships in Denmark. I consider that it is necessary to correct this mistake and I decided to give the Gold Medal to my friend Ana Dogonadze from German,y in the spirit of friendship and fair-play."
But according to the FIG rules, an official result cannot be changed after the medal have been awarded.
FIG President and IOC Member, Mr Bruno Grandi, decided to make an exception to this rule and to correct this tragic error. The results have been officially changed and Ana Dogonadze, Germany, is declared as 2001 World Champion. Therefore, Irina Karavaeva is awarded with the Silver Medal.
Karavaeva later receive the International Fair Play award from the hand of IOC President Dr. Rogge.
FIG - July 04
|Women's Individual||5||36.200||2||66.400||2008||BEIJING||Games of the XXIX Olympiad|
|Women's Individual||6||38.200||4||69.500||2010||METZ||TRA 27th Trampoline World Championships 2010|
|Women's Synchro||1||47.500||2||85.300||2010||METZ||TRA 27th Trampoline World Championships 2010|
|Women's Individual||6||37.300||6||67.800||2009||ST-PETERSBURG||26th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships|
|Women's Synchro||8||32.100||4||84.900||2009||ST-PETERSBURG||26th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships|
|Women's Team Individual||2||110.300||3||200.000||2009||ST-PETERSBURG||26th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships|
|Women's Individual||1||38.600||1||69.200||2007||QUEBEC||25th Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships|
|Women's Individual||1||38.900||1||69.300||2005||EINDHOVEN||24th World Trampoline Championships|
|Women's Individual||2||103.700||1996||VANCOUVER||19th World Trampoline Championships|
|Women's Individual||8||26.000||2008||TOGLIATTI||9th Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup Final|
|Women's Individual||6||22.600||2006||BIRMINGHAM||8th Trampoline World Cup Final|
|Women's Individual||1||39.400||2010||SALZGITTER||TRA World Cup cat. A|
|Women's Individual||2||38.400||2010||GHENT||Trampoline FIG World Cup cat. A|
|Women's Synchro||2||46.300||2010||GHENT||Trampoline FIG World Cup cat. A|
|Women's Individual||2||37.900||2009||SALZGITTER||Trampoline FIG World Cup|
|Women's Individual||3||38.500||2008||ALBACETE||World Cup Trampoline Gymnastics|
|Women's Individual||1||38.100||2008||WROCLAW||World Cup Trampoline Gymnastics|
|Women's Individual||1||38.000||2007||ZIELONA GORA||TRA-TUM World Cup Competition|
|Women's Individual||1||39.700||2007||ST-PETERSBURG||TRA-TUM World Cup Competition|
|Women's Individual||1||37.600||2007||OSTEND||TRA-TUM World Cup Competition|
|Women's Individual||1||38.000||2007||SOFIA||TRA-TUM World Cup "Astronaut Alexandrov"|
|Women's Individual||1||39.000||5||63.900||2007||QUEBEC||TRA-TUM World Cup Competition|
|Women's Individual||1||38.600||2007||LAKE PLACID||TRA-TUM World Cup competition|
|Women's Individual||1||39.400||2006||KRASNODAR||World Cup Competition Krasnodar|
|Women's Individual||1||39.100||2006||GHENT||TRA Partena Cup of Flanders|
|Women's Individual||6||22.400||2004||MOSCOW||Dobrovolsky Cup|
|Women's Individual||8||21.300||2003||PRAGUE||World Cup Series|
|Women's Individual||1||105.900||2000||EINDHOVEN||17th European Trampoline Championships|