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AFANASEVA Kseniia
Russian Federation
RUS
Title
Ms
Lastname
AFANASEVA
Firstname
Kseniia
Gender
female
Country
Russian Federation
Place of birth
Tula
Year of birth
1991 (30 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
Russian
Club
Central Army Sports Club [CSKA] [Khimki, RUS]
Coach
Marina Nazarova [club], RUS; Alexey Zubakova [national] (myslo.ru, 25 May 2015; allsportinfo.ru, 17 Dec 2015)
Sporting relatives
Her mother holds the title Master of Sport in artistic gymnastics and teaches in a gymnastics institute. (sport-express.ru, 14 May 2014)
International senior debut
2005 for Russia (fig-gymnastics.com, 2011)
Injuries
She spent a week in hospital because of kidney stones in October 2015, ahead of the 2015 World Championships. (sports.ru, 15 Oct 2015)

She underwent three operations on her ankle due to a torn ligament. She first injured her ankle in 2012 at the Russian championships and competed with this injury at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Doctors performed two operations on the ankle in 2013, but the operations were too conservative and she still could not jump normally. She underwent a third operation in May 2014, and because she had competed for so long on a bad ankle, doctors found that her bone was also inflamed, which required a longer rehabilitation period. (sport-express.ru, 14 May 2014; sportgymrus.ru, 17 Oct 2015)

She competed at the 2010 World Championships with torn knee ligaments. (sport-express.ru, 16 Oct 2011)

She could not compete at the 2009 World Championships because of a relapse of a back injury that she sustained in 2008 at a competition in Switzerland. (sportsdaily.ru, 29 Oct 2011)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport in 1996 in Tula, Russia. (sportsdaily.ru, 29 Oct 2011)
Reason for taking up the sport
Although her mother is a former artistic gymnast, she did not want her daughter to take up the sport. When coach Sergey Zavyalov came to her kindergarten to pick out potential gymnasts, he had to convince her mother to let her join the training group. Her next coaches also had to keep convincing her mother to keep her in the sport, but once she got older and the training got harder, it was her mother and grandmother who told her that she should not quit gymnastics. (sport-express.ru, 14 May 2014; myslo.ru, 25 May 2015)
Additional information
Awards
She holds the title Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (myslo.ru, 19 Apr 2015)

General
RETIREMENT AVERTED
She was planning to retire from competitive sport after the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but changed her mind because she did not achieve the results there that she wanted. "I want to leave sport on a high note, with a feeling that I have accomplished what I wanted, so that I have nothing to regret afterwards." (sport-express.ru, 14 May 2014; sportgymrus.ru, 17 Oct 2015; myslo.ru, 25 May 2015)

POST-SPORTS CAREER
She wants to become a veterinarian or to study psychology after leaving competitive sports. "If I could finish my career on a high note, graduate from a veterinary academy and later open my own clinic, I would probably be the happiest person in the world." She does not see herself becoming a gymnastics coach. "I never wanted to be a coach because I understand that I am not ready to spend my whole life in gymnastics." (sport-express.ru, 14 May 2014; sportgymrus.ru, 17 Oct 2015)

Last update : 2016-09-23

Olympic Games

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.583
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.566
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.833
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
178.530
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
180.429

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
60.800 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.825
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.775
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
15.025
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
180.625
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
244.400
World Championships

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
234
Score Qualif.
29.499 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.633
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
171.964
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
231.437

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
56.732 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
56.941 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.083
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.133
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.325
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
175.329
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
231.062

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
55.465 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
107
Score Qualif.
11.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.533
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.766
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
175.397
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
234.521
Continental Championships

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
108
Score Qualif.
14.966 
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.699
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.753
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
175.212
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
173.261

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
78
Score Qualif.
29.066 
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.866
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.533
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.266

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
55.099 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
12.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.166
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.633