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Transcript of Yevgenia Kanayeva
By: Diana Kim Yevgenia Kanayeva Yevgenia Kanayeva was born on April 2, 1990. She is a Russian rhythmic gymnast. She is the only rhythmic gymnast to win two Olympic all-around gold medals. She won at the 2008 and the 2012 Olympics. She earned 17 world champion titles and won 13 gold medals from the European Championships. This amazing gymnast won her first Olympic gold medal in Beijing 2008. At the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2009 Yevgenia beat the other gymnasts with a powerful score of 75.500. Also, at the World Championships in Mie, Japan, Yevgenia had become the first rhythmic gymnast to win all six gold medals. She repeated the same thing in France, winning all six gold medals. Yevgenia won her second Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. Yevgenia was the only gymnast in her category to score more than 29 points in 3 routines. She had a final score of 116.900. Yevgenia has won about 92 gold meals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals, in total, she has won/earned over 100 medals. Yevgenia spends a lot of her time at her gym. She trains at club "Gazprom" in Russia. Every day, Yevgenia weighs herself and eats a balanced diet. Her diet is to not eat any baked goods or snacks that have high calories. When she was younger, her grandmother, a devoted fan of rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating introduced 6 year old Yegenia to the graceful sport of rhythmic gymnastics. Yevgenia's first trainer was Elena Arais, the daughter of her current trainer, Vera Shtelbaums. Vera was so impressed about how enthusiastic Yevgenia was to learn new and difficult elements. Vera Shtelbaums recalls when Yevgenia spent long hours training even though the other students were gone. Her grandmother use to stand outside the gym in the cold, dark corridor waiting until Yevgenia was done practicing, to take her home.
After a long time of practicing and training until she was at her limit, Yevgenia was able to compete in over 10 competitions.
Clearly, to become this famous and amazing at rhythmic gymnastics in Russia, she has had a lot of support from her family, friends and coaches. With the support of all her family and friends Yevgenia was able to achieve her goal of being the most famous rhythmic gymnast in all of Russia.