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Svetlana Khorkina

Born:                 January 19th, 1979
Hometown:        Belgorod
Coached by:      Boris Pilkin

Here are our Picture galleries about Svetlana

There's a lot of publicity about the current World All around champion, and Olympic and European Champ on bars. No doubt she has one of the most brightest palmares i've ever seen

gold on bars at Europeans in Götheborg 1994

gold on bars at Goodwill Games 1994

gold in the AllAround at Europeans 1998 in St´petersburg

gold on bars at Worldchampionchips in Sabae 1995

gold in the AllAround at EuropeanCup in 1995

gold on bars at Worldchampionchips in Puerto rico1996

gold on bars at Europeans in 1996

gold on bars at Olympics in Atlanta 1996

gold in the AllAround at Worldchampionhips in Lausanne 1997

gold on bars at Worldchampionchips in Lausanne 1997

gold in the Allaround at Europeans in St´Petersburg in 1998

gold on bars at Europeans in St´Petersburg in 1998

gold on floor at Europeans in St´Petersburg 1998

gold on bars at Goodwill Games 1998

gold on bars at Worldchampionchips in Tianjin 1999

gold on bars at Europeans in Paris 2000

gold on beam at Europeans in Paris 2000

gold in the AllAround at Europeans 2000 in Paris

gold on bars at Olympics 2000

gold on bars at Goodwill Games 2001

gold in the AllAround at Worlds 2001

gold on bars at Worlds 2001

gold on vault at Worlds 2001

gold in the All Around at Europeans 2002

gold on bars at Europeans 2002

gold in the All Around at Worlds 2003

gold on bars at Europeans 2004 

and many many first places in the grand prix / worldcup circuit

 

 



World Championships in Ghent, Qualification (left) and  Event Final

 

Here's Svetlana with her pic in the Magic of Grace calendar

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We have some small information she gave us at Swiss Cup 98

On the 2nd Final Day at Swiss Cup 98 we could speak Svetlana for a short moment.

We couldn’t make a big interview (missing a translater), but we gave her some written questions in English and she said that she wants to try answering the questions in english (She seems to be open to each challenge). We got back the paper at the end of the competition and here is what she has written:

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Favourite event?
Assymetric bars, Olympic Games 2000

When did you started with gymnastics?
When I was 4 year old.

Favourite gymnast when you started gymnastics?
Svetlana Boguinskaya.

Gymnasts you admire now (Gymnastics style or because she is a good friend)?
Nemov !!! (It was Svetlana who made the exclamation marks, not the webmasters)

Which skill in gymnastics you like most to do?
Assymetric bars (It seems that she confused skill and event, but we all knows what she means).

Which skill you hate but you need it (because it’s a basic skill or has a high start value)?
Vault.

Which was the most impressing competition to you?
World Champion Chips 1997 at Lausanne.

If you couldn't do gymnastics, which sport would you do?
Tennis.

Would you give back compulsory to elite gymnasts if you could decide that?
No.

In Ice Skating are A and B scores. Do you think this would works in gymnastics also?
Yes.

Do you have a hobby outside of gymnastics?
Reading books, music and photos.

At least, you want to say something to the gymadmirer who are reading this.
The best wishes only.

For  more infos about Svetlana go to her file at  Olympic Euro Gym