(biography, photos, videos) Kseniya Afanasyeva
Ksenia Afanasyeva: biography
Gymnast Ksenia Afanasyeva was born on 13 September 1991 in Tula. Her mother in the past gymnast, now a teacher at the University, so the sports she has got no chance. Girl says mom was against gymnastics career, wanted her daughter to grow up like other girls.
She does not complain about his childhood, says that she grew up a Tomboy – had the crew cut, climbed trees, made friends with the boys. Into a gym by accident. In kindergarten, who visited Xenia, came the coaches of children’s sports school to take the children to the group. Noticed Afanasyev Sergey Zavyalov, and persuaded the girl’s mother. And she got into the sport.
Their first training and competition gymnast remembers vaguely. Says that was hard, I wanted to leave. But the coaches and parents all the time saying: will master this stage and I’m gonna take the standard KMS I’ll go get the master of sports and stop. Start training remembered her constant losses and images. But she believed, so she quit gymnastics. When Afanasiev studied in the 5th grade, she was invited to the training camp in Moscow. The girl went with her coach Marina Nazarova and remained in the capital.
After school Ksenia Afanasyeva enrolled in St. Petersburg University in the coaching Department, though admits he never wanted to be a coach. All her life she combines studies of grueling training, duties, the competition.
Debut gymnasts Ksenia Afanasyeva took place in the Junior competition. There she played for the club CSKA Moscow and gained experience. She soon made the national team of Russia.
Xenia remembers his first medal in the Championship of Russia 2006. She has performed at the Olympic stadium and won a bronze medal. It was her first adult competition. Next year in the Championship of Russia Ksenia won the silver medal. In 2008, the athlete is performed on the balance beam and became the winner of the Cup of Russia. Then there was the European championship and another win.
16 Ksenia Afanasyeva had already played in the Russian team at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. She showed a good result and announced himself as a promising gymnast at the world. But remember she’s not the Olympics, and 2010 world Cup, which was held in Rotterdam. Then the Russian gymnasts won silver and proudly stand on the podium after years of failures.
At the Olympics 2012 held in London, Afanasyeva managed to enter the top three. And next year, she triumphantly performed at the Universiade held in Kazan. Unfortunately, the competition turned to her with an injury to aggravation of old injuries added a torn ligament. Problem with her gymnasts have been before, but this time it was operated on in Germany – made plastic cords.
Then followed a long recovery period. For the first time after injury Ksenia Afanasyeva appeared at the Voronin Cup at the end of 2014. In 2015 she won the gold medal in the Championship of Russia.
At the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Afanasyev had to be in the Russian team. But a few days before departure the coach of the gymnasts reported that her kidney stones, she is in the hospital. Instead, on the Olympic games was made by Eugene Shelgunov.
Ksenia is not married, she is single, says she hard to get along with someone. Gymnast likes order in everything, demanding.
The nature of athletes is complex, she admits that she always wants someone to teach, and she does not want to learn. Besides Ksenia touchy, but hopes that with time it will pass.