KARAVAEVA Irina
Trampoline (Russia)
Last update: 29/07/2013


KARAVAEVA Irina Russia
Discipline: Trampoline
Last update: 29/07/2013 Print
Status: Active
Licence No.: 00002049
Date of birth: 18/05/1975 Age: 39
Gender: Female
Height: 164 cm/5.4 ft Weight: 49 kg/108.0 lb
Place of birth: KRASNODAR () Karavaeva_irina-photo

Hometown: KRASNODAR (RUS)
Marital status:
Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: gymnast
Languages Spoken: R-E
Start Discipline (year): 1982
First Int. Competition (year): 1990
National Team Since (year): 1990
Current Club: CSCA
Location: KRASNODAR
Head coach: Vitaly Dubko (RUS)
Assistant coach: Ludmila Nemejan (RUS)
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Creation date: 2000-03-15
More about KARAVAEVA Irina:
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
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
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