SPIRIDONOVA Daria
Russian Federation
RUS
Title
Ms
Lastname
SPIRIDONOVA
Firstname
Daria
Gender
female
Country
Russian Federation
Place of birth
Novocheboksarsk
Year of birth
1998 (25 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Dasha (sportmk.ru, 09 Oct 2019)
Occupation
Business Owner
Education
Physical Education - Smolensk State University of Sport: Russia
Family
Husband Nikita Nagornyy
Spoken languages
Russian
Sporting relatives
Her husband Nikita Nagornyy has represented the Russian Federation in artistic gymnastics. He won gold in the team, and bronze medals in individual all-round and horizontal bar at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 17 Sep 2021)
International senior debut
2014
Injuries
She sustained a broken foot in early 2019 and returned to competition at the Russian Cup in August 2019. (sportmk.ru, 09 Oct 2019; gymnovosti.com, 10 Mar 2019)
Start sporting career
She began training at age six in Novocheboksarsk, Russian Federation.
Reason for taking up the sport
"When I was in kindergarten, a coach came and invited me to a training session. I didn't go there, though. Then my first coach Natalia Ilyicheva met me with my parents in the street and encouraged me to come to training again."
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold on uneven bars at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (olympics.com, 05 Mar 2021)
Awards
For her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2015 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 15 Dec 2015)
Additional information
RETIREMENT
In February 2021 she retired from the sport. "It was a long and tough way that took 15 years. I love to perform at competitions and get unbelievable emotions. But over time I realised that the interest in training began to disappear. Many things were implemented, and many things were not, but it is pointless to look back. Life is not only about the professional sport and you need to move on. It's time to start a new life, open new opportunities and write a new story." (tass.ru, 17 Feb 2021; Instagram profile, 17 Feb 2021)

HISTORIC QUARTET
At the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, she shared the gold medal on uneven bars with three other gymnasts, Chinese gymnast Fan Yilin, US gymnast Madison Kocian and her compatriot Viktoriia Komova. All four gymnasts finished with a score of 15.366. It was the first time that four gymnasts had tied for a gold medal at the world championships. (fig-gymnastics.com, 31 Oct 2015)

MEDIA WORK
She featured in the Russian sports movie 'Champions: Citius, Altius, Fortius', which was released in 2016. She appeared in the role of renowned Russian artistic gymnast Svetlana Khorkina. (sportgymrus.ru, 14 Apr 2016)

Last update : 2023-09-22

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
41.982 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.683
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
14.266
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
12.033
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
176.688
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
174.620
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
220
Score Qualif.
15.016 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.016
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
166.529
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
168.080

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
162.863
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
165.497

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
54.998 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.366
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
13.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
143
Score Qualif.
12.466
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
171.964
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
231.437

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
170
Score Qualif.
40.099 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.283
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
126
Score Qualif.
12.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
73
Score Qualif.
12.833
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
171.462
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
228.135
Continental Championships

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
110
Score Qualif.
14.766 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.466
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.766
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
13
Score Final
53.516 
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
54.673 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.466
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.241
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
13.200
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
12.466

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
40.858 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.966
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.900
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.058
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
58
Score Qualif.
11.900
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
169.329
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
170.621
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.091

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.533
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.266

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.358
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.216
World / Challenge Cup

2014 - 38th Turnier Der Meister World Challenge Cup 2014 COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
12.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
11.966