Evgenia Kanaeva

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Date of Birth April 2, 1990
Place of Birth Omsk, Russia
Age 30 years old
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Yevgeniya Kanayeva

Yevgeniya Olegovna Kanayeva OMF is a Russian retired individual rhythmic gymnast, known for her consistency, elegant routines and high level of technical difficulty. She is the only individual rhythmic gymnast in history to win two Olympic all-around gold medals, winning at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she finished with 3.75 points ahead of silver medalist Inna Zhukova, and at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she also became the oldest gymnast to win the Olympic gold. On 4 July 2013, Kanayeva received the International Fair Play Award for "Sport and Life". Kanayeva holds the record for most World titles with seventeen and thirteen European titles. Kanayeva shares the record for most individual world all-around titles with Maria Petrova, Maria Gigova and fellow Russian gymnast Yana Kudryavtseva, and Kanayeva is the one of only two gymnasts to have won all three titles without being tied, impossible due to the tie breaking system even though she never was tied for a title.

Full name: Yevgeniya Olegovna Kanayeva
Alternative name(s): Evgenia Kanaeva
Nickname(s): Zhenya, The Queen
Born: April 02, 1990, Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Hometown: Omsk, Russian Federation
Residence: Russia
Discipline: RG
Level: Senior International Elite
Years on national team: 2005–2012
Club: CSKA Moscow
Gym: Novogorsk
Head coach(es): Irina Viner
Assistant coach(es): Vera Shtelbaums
Choreographer: Irina Zenovka, Veronica Shatkova
Eponymous skills: Ring Pivots, Switch turn
Retired: 2012
World ranking: 1 (2012 Season), 5 (2011 Season), 1 (2010 Season), 1 (2009 Season), 1 (2008 Season), 6 (2007 Season)

About Evgenia Kanaeva

Russian rhythmic gymnast who won All-Around gold medals at the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing games.

Before Fame

She won her first junior championship gold medal at age 13.


She is also a 17-time World Championship gold medalist and 13-time European Championship gold medalist.

Family Life

In 2013, she married Igor Musatov. She has an older brother, Greco-Roman wrestler Egor.


She, like Gabby Douglas, was a 2012 gold medal winning gymnast.

Information related to Yevgeniya Kanayeva

  • Russian gymnastics coaches
  • Olympic gymnasts of Russia
  • Sportspeople from Omsk
  • Russian rhythmic gymnasts
  • World Games gold medalists
  • Olympic gold medalists for Russia
  • Gymnasts at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Gymnasts at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Recipients of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 4th class
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Latest information about Evgenia Kanaeva updated on October 26, 2020.

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