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Born: September 30, 1994
Egorevsk, Russia
Hometown: Moscow, Russia [8]
Height: 5’3″

 

Aliya Fargatovna Mustafina (Russian: Алия Фаргатовна Мустафина, born 30 September 1994 in Egorevsk, Russia) is a Russian artistic gymnast. She is the 2010 All Around World Champion. She also won Gold with the Russian team at the same championships and was the 2009 Russian national champion in the all around and on the balance beam.[2] Mustafina’s younger sister Nailya Mustafina is also a Russian elite gymnast (who was a member of Russia’s junior team and won the silver medal on floor exercise at the 2008 Pacific Rim Championships in San Jose). Her father, Farhat Mustafin, was a bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.[3] Mustafina trains at Moscow’s Central Sport Army Club (CSKA) with coaches Aleksandr Aleksandrov, Olga Sikorro and Sergei Zelikson.

Career

2007

Mustafina first came to international prominence as a gymnast in what was her first major junior competition, the 2007 International Junior Competition. She won silver medals in the all-around, the uneven bars, the vault, the balance beam, and in the floor exercise. Rebecca Bross won all five of those competitions. It was noted as a result of these championships that both Mustafina and Bross were likely to be a major force in Gymnastics in the years to come, a prediction that was born out by subsequent results. [4]

Also, in 2007, Mustafina finished second in the all-around at the Gymnix International in Montreal. She also finished second with the Russian team in the Stella Zakharova Cup.

2008

Mustafina competed at the 2008 Junior European Gymnastics Championships in Clermont-Ferrand. She was a gold medalist with the team and finished second in the all-around to team mate Tatiana Nabiyeva.[5]

Later in 2008, Mustafina competed in the Massilia Gym Cup in Marseille, finishing second in the floor exercise and seventh in the all-around.

2009

Mustafina began the year by becoming all-around champion at the Russian national championships. She also won on the balance beam, finished second on the uneven bars, and third in the floor exercise.

In July 2009, Mustafina competed in the Japan Cup in Tokyo where the Russian team finished second. Mustafina also finished second in the all-around to China’s Huang Qiushuang. She followed this up by winning the all-around in the Russia Cup and at the Doha Gymnasiade. At the latter, she also won Gold with the Russian team and finished first on the uneven bars, on the balance beam, and in the floor exercise.

2010

In March, whilst warming up on the floor for the Russian nationals, Mustafina sustained an ankle injury. This prevented her from taking part in the national championships. Junior Viktoria Komova went on to take the all-around title in Mustafina’s absence. This was ironic as both Mustafina and Komova are widely regarded as Russia’s two best hopes for individual gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the female gymnastics competitions. [6]

Mustafina quickly recovered from her injury to take part in the World Cup in Paris, where she finished second on the balance beam.

In May, Mustafina took part in her first major senior competition, the 2010 European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Mustafina won the silver medal on both the uneven bars and the balance beam, as well as the gold medal with the Russian team. She also qualified for the floor finals, finishing eighth.

Following the European Championships, Mustafina took part in the Japan Cup where she finished first with the Russian team and third in the all-around. She then took part in the Russian Cup where she finished first in the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise, and finished third on beam. She then competed at the Holland Invitational where she finished first with the Russian team and first in the all-around.

At the 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Mustafina was the top qualifier for the all-around competition, and qualified to participate in all four of the event finals. She was the first gymnast to accomplish this feat since Svetlana Khorkina in 1997. She then won gold with the Russian team (contributing most points in the process and playing the leading role – the teams win was Russia’s first at the World Championships as an independent nation), and improved upon her scores in qualification to go on and win the all-around gold. When it came to the event finals, however, she seemed almost exhausted [7] from her previous exertions and her scores fell, but despite that still succeeded in winning silver medals in the vault, on the uneven bars, and in the floor exercise. She fell on the beam to finish seventh in that final. All in all, therefore, Mustafina’s five medals (two golds and three silvers) made her the most successful gymnast at the 2010 World Championships and the most successful in a world championships since Andreea Raducan of Romania and Khorkina at the 2001 World Championships.

At the World Championship, Mustafina performed two new skills: on vault, a round off, half on, layout front full off, and on the uneven bars, a 1.5 twisting double back tucked somersault.

Major Influences

Mustafina’s idol is the current all-around Olympic champion, Nastia Liukin[8], saying of her that: “I adore her elegant and beautiful performances with difficult elements. I like especially her graceful uneven bars and balance beam.” [9] Among Russian gymnasts, here main influence has been Ksenia Afanasyeva. She said of her: “I respect her strong and beautiful gymnastics.”[10]

Ambition

Mustafina’s target is success at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She recently stated that: “I think that the Olympics will coincide with the peak of my career, as long as I don’t get injured. I will be almost 18 years old, have time to go through two world championships, and have much experience.”

from:  http://www.aliyamustafina.ru/english/biography.html#11

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Aliya Mustafina was born on September 30th, 1994 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliya_Mustafina

September 30th, 1994

9 + 30 +1+9+9+4 = 62 = her life lesson = Uneven bars and balance beam.

Eight of Swords Tarot card

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September 30th, 1994

September 30th

9 + 30 +2+0+1+1 = 43 = her personal year (from September 30th, 2011 to September 29th, 2012) = Congratulations.  Celebrating.

Three of Cups Tarot card

43 year + 7 (July) = 50 = her personal month (from July 30th, 2012 to August 29th, 2012) = Overjoyed.  This is how good life can be.

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