Aliya Mustafina – Archangel
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Алии Мустафиной / Aliya Mustafina – MESMERIZE
Name: Aliya Fargatovna Mustafina (Russian: Алия Фаргатовна Мустафина)
Born: September 30, 1994 in Yegorievsk, Russia
Current Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Siblings: Younger sister, Nailya Mustafina, (born November 5, 1996) is also a Russian elite gymnast and a member of Russia’s Junior Elite Team. Nailya won a silver medal on floor exercise at the 2008 Pacific Rim Championships in San Jose, CA.
Father: Farhad Mustafin was a bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and two-time Greco-Roman wrestling World Champion (1974 World Championships in Katowitce, Poland and the 1975 World Championships in Minsk).
Mother: Physics Teacher
Gym: Moscow’s Central Sport Army Club (CSKA)
Coaches: Aleksandr Aleksandrov, Olga Sikorro (tumbling coach) and Sergei Zelikson.
Skills Named After Her: Mustafina dismount – Double back tuck with 1&1/2 twists (540°) (Element Value = E 6.505).
Vault: 1. Yurchenko 2½ / 2. RO half on – layout full off. / D Scores = 6.5 & 6.1
Uneven Bars: Stalder full, Toe-on Shaposh 1/2, Toe-on stalder half. Pike Jaeger, Toe-on stalder full, Pak to LB, Stalder Shaposhnikova 1/2, Toe on Full, Mustafina dismount / D Score = 7.0
Balance Beam: Double turn, standing Arabian, Switch leap with 1/2 turn, back tuck, Switch ring leap, Aerial, Onodi, aerial cartwheel, Switch leap, Wolf Jump, Back handspring – Back handspring – Triple twist dismount / D Score = 6.8
Floor Exercise: 3 1/2 Twist, Double Arabian, punch stag jump, Triple Turn, Switch Leap 1/2, Double turn with leg up (Memmel), Switch leap with 1/1, 2 1/2 twist, punch Full twist, Triple Twist. / D Score = 6.2
2012 London Olympics Uneven Bar Champion Gold Medalist
2012 London Olympics Team Silver Medalist
2012 London Olympics All-Around Bronze Medalist
2012 London Olympics Floor Exercise Bronze Medalist
2010 All Around World Champion.
2010 World Championship Team Gold
2009 Russian National Champion: All-Around and Balance Beam.
The Story of Aliya Mustafina in Video
Aliya Mustafina Ready for London Olympics 2012
Interview with Alexander Alexandrov and Aliya Mustafina (Translated into English)
Aliya Mustafina On Her Way Back Up
Aliya Mustafina-The Edge Of Winning
Aliya Mustafina Road to 2012
Aliya Mustafina Road To London
Aliya Mustafina Making a Comeback @ Voronin Cup
Aliya Mustafina: Outside of Gymnastics
Aliya Mustafina: Outside of Gymnastics Part 2
2012 London Olympics – 1st Uneven Bar Olympic Champion
2012 – London Olympics – 2nd Team
2012 – London Olympics – 3rd All-Around
2012 – London Olympics – 3rd Floor Exercise
2011 American Cup: 2nd All-Around to America’s Jordyn Wieber, losing unexpectedly by just 0.068 points.
2011 Bercy World Cup (French International): 1st Balance Beam, Bars, and Vault (did not compete FX)
2011 European Championships: Injury to her left knee during the first rotation on vault performing an Amanar (Yurchenko 2 1/2)
2011 European Championships: Mustafina Vault Injury
2011 American Cup Aliya Mustafina Uneven Bars
Aliya MUSTAFINA 2011 Floor Exercise final
2010 Russian Nationals: Ankle injury while warming up floor.
2010 World Cup in Paris: 2nd Balance Beam (1st major Senior competition)
2010 European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships: 2nd Balance Beam and Bars, Team Gold
2010 Japan Cup: 3rd All-Around, 1st Team
2010 Russian Cup: 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st FX, and 3rd Balance Beam.
2010 Holland Invitational: 1st All-Around and 1st Team
2010 World Championships: 1st All-Around and 1st Team, qualified for all four event finals. 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd FX, and 7th Balance Beam. Total 5 medals (2 golds and 3 silvers) – most successful gymnast at 2010 Worlds and most successful in any World Championships since 2001.
2010 Italian Grand Prix: 1st Balance Beam, 4th All-Around
2010 Toyota Cup in Japan: 1st FX and Vault. 2nd Balance Beam
2010 Voronin Memorial: 1st All-Around, Bars and FX
Aliya Mustafina ready for London Olympics 2012
Interview with Alexander Alexandrov and Aliya Mustafina (Translated to English)
Aliya Mustafina 2010 World Championship Event Finals – Vault
Aliya Mustafina World Gymnastics 2010 All Around competition – Beam
2009 Russian National Championships: 1st All Around and 1st Balance Beam, 2nd Bars, 3rd FX
2009 Japan Cup in Tokyo: 2nd Team and 2nd All Around
2009 Russia Cup: 1st All Around
2009 Doha Gymnasiade: 1st All Around, 1st Balance Beam, 1st Bars, 1st FX, Team Gold
2008 Junior European Gymnastics Championships: Team Gold medal, 2nd All-Around
2008 Massilia Gym Cup: 2nd FX and 7th All-Around
2007 International Junior Competition: Silver medal – All-Around, Vault, Bars, Balance B and FX
2007 Gymnix International in Montreal: 2nd – All-Around
2007 Stella Zakharova Cup: 2nd – Team
Aliya Mustafina 2006 Friendship Classic Beam
Aliya Mustafina 2006 Friendship Classic Floor
Aliya Mustafina Pictures
Aliya Mustafina Articles
Blythe Lawrence Gym Examiner article: Will Aliya Mustafina Continue Elite Gymnastics?
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