ZARIPOVA Amina
Rhythmic (Russia)
Last update: 05/09/2011


ZARIPOVA Amina Russia
Discipline: Rhythmic
Last update: 05/09/2011 Print
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Licence No.: 00000437
Date of birth: 10/08/1976 Age: 38
Gender: Female
Height: 176 cm/5.8 ft Weight: 53 kg/116.8 lb
Place of birth: TCHIRTCHIK

Hometown: MOSCOW (RUS)
Marital status: Single
Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: Student
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Start Discipline (year): 1986
First Int. Competition (year):
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Current Club: MGFSO
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Head coach: Irina Viner (RUS)
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Creation date: 1999-08-27
More about ZARIPOVA Amina:
Born in the Uzbekistan Mountains, she was spotted as a RG talent purely by chance in Tashkent, when shopping with her mother. Then she was ten years old. (By normal standard for RG, hers was a pretty late start). Nevertheless, he God given flexibility, artistry and inclement to dance helped her to build an impressive career in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Amina Zaripova's and Jana Batyrschina's names will remain together in the memory of the audience, for they have much in common - both came from Uzbekistan (their coach Irina Viner's home country too!); both are unnaturally flexible, both loved by the audience for their exotic presentations. The major difference between them, though is that Jana is a born Fighter, unlike Amina, who is the nicest person seen in the history of Rhythmic Gymnastics. She enjoyed the success of her rivals sincerely, even though she has been at times the one to miss the crown.

Her "Tango" with Clubs and her Ball routines on Katchaturian's "Spartak Ballet Music", later replaced by the Tchaikovski's "Sleeping Beauty", used to build the audience's applause to a grand crescendo.

Amina's naturally artistic and kind personality has played bad turns on her from time to time stability of performances was her major problem. it really hit her in her last 1998 season and particulary in her last major start - the 1998 European Championships in Porto. Then, she could not even make the All Around final. The new star of Irina Viner, Alina Kabaeva, has appeared on the horizon.

Newly married at 22, Amina decided to retire at the end of 1998. But she retired as a respected and loved "MIss Flexibility of the 1990's". vam

She is often called the "second Zaripova" - her trainer, Irina Viner, had previously worked with Venera Zaripova, who was five times a USSR champion, Amina is her natural successor.
Her achievement has not been an easy one, since Amina started gymnastics very late, at the age of 12. Some gymnasts are already in Russia's junior team at that age, and she was a mere novice. But Amina has distinguished herself by her toughness and determination.
Within 6years she was the Rusian champion. At the world championship in Alicante in 1993 she won the bronze medal in theall-round competition and a year later she won the silver medal in Paris. In Vienna in 1995 she finally become the world champion in the mace exercises, ball exercises, ball exercises and team exercises. In Atlanta she finished in fource place. Today she is almost 21, and dreams of becoming...whatever that may be so far remains a secret.
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
Individual All-Around 4 39.264 38.664 1996 ATLANTA Games of the XXVI Olympiad
Ribbon 5 9.874 1997 BERLIN 21st World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Team 1 118.678 1997 BERLIN 21st World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 2 9.950 1996 BUDAPEST 20th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 10.000 1996 BUDAPEST 20th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 10.000 1996 BUDAPEST 20th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 5 39.575 1995 VIENNA 19th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 9.950 1995 VIENNA 19th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 9.950 1995 VIENNA 19th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 2 9.925 1995 VIENNA 19th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Team 1 78.100 1995 VIENNA 19th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 2 38.850 1994 PARIS 18th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 8 9.475 1994 PARIS 18th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 4 9.800 1994 PARIS 18th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 3 9.800 1994 PARIS 18th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 2 9.850 1994 PARIS 18th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 3 38.400 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 7 9.575 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 7 9.600 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 7 9.525 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 7 9.625 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Team 3 94.200 1993 ALICANTE 17th World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 3 1996 ASKER 12nd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 4 1996 ASKER 12nd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 1996 ASKER 12nd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 8 1996 ASKER 12nd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Individual All-Around 3 1994 THESSALONIKI 10th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Hoop 3 1994 THESSALONIKI 10th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ball 1 1994 THESSALONIKI 10th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Clubs 1 1994 THESSALONIKI 10th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Ribbon 3 1994 THESSALONIKI 10th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships