DARIES Naveen
South Africa
RSA
Title
Ms
Lastname
DARIES
Firstname
Naveen
Gender
female
Country
South Africa
Place of birth
RSA
Year of birth
2001 (22 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
English
Club
Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre [JGC] [South Africa]
Coach
Ilse Pelser [club, national]; Leeland Christian [club, national]; Candice Cronje [club, national]
Sporting relatives
Her younger sister Zelme has represented South Africa in gymnastics at the 2021 African Championships in Cairo, Egypt. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Oct 2022; Instagram profile, 26 May 2021)
Injuries
A gluteal muscle injury ruled her out of the all-around final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (jgcgymnastics Instagram profile, 07 Apr 2018)
Start sporting career
She first tried gymnastics at kindergarten in Johannesburg, South Africa. (sabc.co.za, 29 Jul 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
She was inspired after watching gymnasts competing on television. "I remember how I begged my mum to do gymnastics. I think I saw it on TV and I always dreamed of being like the people I saw on TV." (sabc.co.za, 29 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Facebook page, 21 Mar 2023)
Trainings
She trains six days a week, for a total of 26 hours. (Facebook page, 21 Mar 2023)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilse Pelser, and her parents. (iol.co.za, 24 Jul 2021)
Awards
She was named the 2021 Women's Artistic Gymnast of the Year by Gymnastics South Africa. (Gymnastics South Africa Facebook page, 10 Mar 2022)

She was named Emerging Athlete of the Year at the 2021 Momentum Gsport Awards in South Africa. (Gymnastics South Africa Facebook page, 01 Sep 2021)
Additional information
General
VISION IMPAIRMENT
She was born with a vision impairment in her right eye. "It's no big deal to me. I can't see at all in my right eye when my left eye's open. I was born like that, so I just don't focus on it. It's hard sometimes with releases on bar, I don't always see the bar, I kind of just go with instinct. I tried glasses, I tried contact lenses, just nothing really works I guess." (businesslive.co.za, 22 Feb 2022; omny.fm, 03 Aug 2021; iol.co.za, 24 Jul 2021)

Last update : 2023-09-01

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
46.365 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
12.983
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
12.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
90
Score Qualif.
8.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
77
Score Qualif.
11.766
World Championships

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
79
Score Qualif.
48.132 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
81
Score Qualif.
12.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
127
Score Qualif.
11.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
117
Score Qualif.
11.733
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
147.997

2022 - 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LIVERPOOL (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
47.898 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
12.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
114
Score Qualif.
10.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
72
Score Qualif.
12.300

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
49.399 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
93
Score Qualif.
12.300
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
120
Score Qualif.
11.866

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
90
Score Qualif.
46.732 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
118
Score Qualif.
11.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
156
Score Qualif.
10.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
138
Score Qualif.
11.633

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
47.799 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
13.050
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
77
Score Qualif.
11.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
11.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.000
World Cup

2024 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2024 - Qualifying OG 2024 COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
12.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
12.333
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.400

2024 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2024 - Qualifying OG 2024 CAIRO (EGY)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
12.566
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
11.800
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
11.833

2022 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2022 CAIRO (EGY)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
11.133
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
11.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
11.500
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
11.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
11.400
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.000
World Challenge Cup

2023 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2023 PARIS (FRA)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
6.450
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
11.000

2023 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2023 SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.600
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.450
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
10.600

2022 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2022 VARNA (BUL)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
12.775
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
9.950
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
10.600
Continental Championships

2021 - 15th African Championships CAIRO (EGY)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
43.850 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
43.850 
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup CAIRO (EGY)

Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.225
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
12.225
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.033
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
12.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
11.900
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
12.300
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
9.766
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.433
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
11.950
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.800
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
12.750

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 BAKU (AZE)

Vault
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.183
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.883
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.633
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
11.566

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Vault
Rank Final
7
Score Final
11.199
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.983
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
10.666
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
11.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.666
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
12.766

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 KOPER (SLO)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
11.550