KABAEVA Alina
Rhythmic (Russia)
Last update: 05/09/2011


KABAEVA Alina Russia
Discipline: Rhythmic
Last update: 05/09/2011 Print
Status: Retired
Licence No.: 00002511
Date of birth: 12/05/1983 Age: 31
Gender: Female
Height: 166 cm/5.4 ft Weight: 50 kg/99.2 lb
Place of birth: TASHKENT () Missing

Hometown: MOSCOW (RUS)
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Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: Athlete
Languages Spoken: R-E
Start Discipline (year): 1987
First Int. Competition (year): 2004
National Team Since (year): 2004
Current Club: GAZPROM
Location:
Head coach: VINER IRINA (RUS)
Assistant coach: SHATALINA VERA (RUS)
Choreographer: SHATKOVA VERONIKA (RUS)

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Creation date: 2000-03-15
More about KABAEVA Alina:
One of the most decorated gymnasts in Rhythmic history finally earned the supreme honour in 2004 : an Olympic all-aroud title !

Back in 1998, her victory at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Portugal was for the majority of the people"out of the blue". 15 year old Kabaeva was the youngest member of the Russian squad, competing alongside her internationally recognised team- mates Yanina Batyrchina and Amina Zaripovan and this was only her fifth international competition.

Alina took up Rhythmic Gymnastics in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her father being a professional football player, the family was always following him to different places in Uzbekistan, Kasakhstan and Russia. This is why Alina has changed many coaches, but quite surprisingly none of them seemed to consider her a gymnast of any particular talent. Alina?s mother brought her to be seen by the world-recognised coach Irina Viner in Moscow.

" I could not believe my eyes, when I first saw her", says Viner." The girl has the rare combination of two qualities crucial in Rhythmic Gymnastics- flexibility and jumping ability."

All efforts of Viner and Kabaeva paid off. In 1999 Alina became European Champion for the second consecutive time and stole the World title in Osaka. She went on winning a total of 5 all around at the European Championships (last one in Kiev, June 2004) and added another World title in Budapest 2003.

At the Sydney Olympic 2000, no one doubted in her winning the gold medal until, on her second performance, the most unexpected thing happened. Alina dropped her hoop and ran to retrieve it outside the competition area.

She might have won"only" bronze in Australia, but she won, once again, people's admiration by admitting that "Gold is not for those who make mistakes", and with her relaxed, cheerful attitude after the competition. Revenge was set for 2004.

Her last major titles were the World Cup Final trophies awarded in Moscow in December 2004. Then she retired from competition.

Alina wil be remembered as one of the most talentuous gymnasts ever in the history of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

FIG - June 2005
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
Individual All-Around 1 108.400 1 105.875 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Individual All-Around 1 108.400 1 105.875 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Individual All-Around 3 39.466 1 39.691 2000 SYDNEY Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Individual All-Around 4 53.100 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Rope 3 17.950 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Hoop 8 16.675 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Clubs 7 16.800 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Ribbon 3 17.225 2 18.350 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Team 1 183.050 2007 PATRAS 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Individual All-Around 1 106.475 2 78.250 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 1 106.475 2 78.250 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 2 25.900 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 2 25.900 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 26.675 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 3 26.475 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 1 26.525 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Team 1 255.600 2003 BUDAPEST 26th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 1 9.916 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 1 9.916 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 2 9.933 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 2 9.933 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 5 9.849 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 5 9.849 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 2 9.925 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 2 9.925 1998 SEVILLA 22nd World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 1 26.200 2004 MOSCOW 5th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final
Hoop 1 26.200 2004 MOSCOW 5th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final
Ribbon 1 25.600 2004 MOSCOW 5th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final
Ribbon 1 25.600 2004 MOSCOW 5th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Final
Rope 1 9.875 2000 GLASGOW 10th ART and 3rd RG World Cup Final
Hoop 2 9.837 2000 GLASGOW 10th ART and 3rd RG World Cup Final
Ball 1 9.875 2000 GLASGOW 10th ART and 3rd RG World Cup Final
Ribbon 1 9.875 2000 GLASGOW 10th ART and 3rd RG World Cup Final
Rope 1 17.725 1 17.950 2007 PORTIMAO RG World Cup competition
Hoop 2 17.550 2 17.525 2007 PORTIMAO RG World Cup competition
Clubs 1 18.175 1 18.150 2007 PORTIMAO RG World Cup competition
Ribbon 3 17.500 1 18.000 2007 PORTIMAO RG World Cup competition
Individual All-Around 1 107.350 2004 TASHKENT Rhythmic Int. Tourn. "The Gracious of the East"
Individual All-Around 1 107.350 2004 TASHKENT Rhythmic Int. Tourn. "The Gracious of the East"
Individual All-Around 2 100.425 2004 VARNA Varna Rhythmic World Cup
Individual All-Around 2 100.425 2004 VARNA Varna Rhythmic World Cup
Individual All-Around 1 105.325 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Individual All-Around 1 105.325 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Hoop 1 26.500 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Hoop 1 26.500 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Ball 1 26.975 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Clubs 1 26.250 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Ribbon 1 25.725 2004 BAKU AGF World Cup 2004
Individual All-Around 2 106.808 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Individual All-Around 2 106.808 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Hoop 2 25.633 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Hoop 2 25.633 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Ball 2 26.292 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Ball 2 26.292 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Clubs 1 27.500 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Ribbon 3 25.117 2003 SARAGOZA Vitry Cup 2003
Individual All-Around 1 108.125 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Individual All-Around 1 108.125 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Hoop 2 27.425 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Ball 1 27.950 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Clubs 1 28.150 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Clubs 1 28.150 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Ribbon 1 27.000 2003 BAKU Baku World Cup
Individual All-Around 3 106.775 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Individual All-Around 3 106.775 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Hoop 2 28.150 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Ball 8 25.400 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Ball 8 25.400 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Clubs 2 27.500 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Ribbon 5 25.725 2003 CORBEIL-ESSONNES 29th International Tournament
Individual All-Around 1 106.625 2004 KIEV 20th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 1 106.625 2004 KIEV 20th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 1 110.925 2002 GRANADA 18th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 1 27.600 2002 GRANADA 18th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 2 27.350 2002 GRANADA 18th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 27.500 2002 GRANADA 18th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 28.475 2002 GRANADA 18th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 2 28.100 2001 GENEVA 17th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 1 29.250 2001 GENEVA 17th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 29.175 2001 GENEVA 17th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 28.650 2001 GENEVA 17th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 1 39.983 3 30.000 2000 SARAGOZA 16th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 3 9.966 2000 SARAGOZA 16th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 1 10.000 2000 SARAGOZA 16th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 10.000 2000 SARAGOZA 16th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 1 10.000 2000 SARAGOZA 16th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 1 39.866 1999 BUDAPEST 15th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Rope 3 9.908 1999 BUDAPEST 15th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 1 9.941 1999 BUDAPEST 15th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 5 9.883 1999 BUDAPEST 15th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 2 9.983 1999 BUDAPEST 15th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships