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GARDINER Shannon
South Africa
RSA
Title
Ms
Lastname
GARDINER
Firstname
Shannon
Gender
female
Country
South Africa
Place of birth
Pretoria
Year of birth
1999 (22 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Rhythmic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Figure skating, ballet, dancing. (gsport.co.za, 02 Jun 2020)
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Law - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Spoken languages
English
Club
Tuks Gymnastics [Pretoria, RSA]
Coach
Nina Ervedosa [club], BUL
Sporting relatives
Her father competed in swimming at national level in South Africa. (chrisstafford.podbean.com, 24 Jul 2018)
Injuries
She tore the lateral meniscus in her right knee in October 2019 at a competition in Durban, South Africa. She underwent surgery and returned to training in January 2020. (gsport.co.za, 02 Jun 2020)

A torn ligament meant she was unable to compete at a qualification event in South Africa ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. (chrisstafford.podbean.com, 24 Jul 2018)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport in 2004. She began training in artistic gymnastics before switching to rhythmic gymnastics at age seven. (chrisstafford.podbean.com, 24 Jul 2018; Game On Media YouTube channel, 04 Jul 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
She developed an interest in the sport while watching the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the 2004 Olympic Games. "I was watching the Olympics rhythmic gymnastics on TV and I kept on nagging to my mum, 'I can do this, I can do this'. So she took me to an artistic gymnastics club because we couldn't find rhythmic gymnastics. About a year later the instructors were saying, 'This child's too flexible, we need to strengthen her up'. So then a coach moved in and started practising rhythmic gymnastics. Basically in the end I chose rhythmic gymnastics because I was doing both sports and they were contradicting each other." (chrisstafford.podbean.com, 24 Jul 2018; Game On Media YouTube channel, 04 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (rekord.co.za, 25 Oct 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian rhythmic gymnast Aleksandra Soldatova. (Game On Media YouTube channel, 04 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (gsport.co.za, 02 Jun 2020)
Philosophy / Motto
"It's not about being the best, it's about being better than you were yesterday." (Facebook page, 02 Feb 2018)
Awards
In 2018 she was presented with the Honorary Colours of Sport medal at the University of Pretoria's Tuks Sports Awards Gala in South Africa. (Facebook page, 23 Oct 2018)

Last update : 2022-06-07

Youth Olympic Games

2014 - Youth Olympic Games of the II Olympiad NANJING (CHN)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
45.650 
World Championships

2021 - 38th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
58
Score Qualif.
49.750 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
16.850
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
16.800
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
16.100
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
14.000

2019 - 37th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
98
Score Qualif.
40.050 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
91
Score Qualif.
13.500
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
81
Score Qualif.
14.350
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
137
Score Qualif.
12.200
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
126
Score Qualif.
10.475
Team
Rank Final
38
Score Final
106.200
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2018 - 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
35.000 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
112
Score Qualif.
12.450
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
119
Score Qualif.
11.700
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
93
Score Qualif.
10.850
Team
Rank Final
36
Score Final
87.700
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2022 - 16th African Championships CAIRO (EGY)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
91.000 
Hoop
Rank Final
6
Score Final
19.500
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
23.900
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
22.350
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
21.500
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
23.050
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
23.250
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
293.100
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
293.100

2020 - 15th African Championships SHARM-EL SHEIK (EGY)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
53.300 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
11.300
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.750
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.500
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.750
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
10.950
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.500
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
164.100

2018 - 14th African Championships CAIRO (EGY)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
39.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
9.300
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
8.350
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
11.000
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
10.550
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
8.350
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2019 PORTIMAO (POR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
31
Score Final
53.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
12.050
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
13.450
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.950
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
12.750