Artistic gymnastics team gold went to the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which included Angelina Melnikova, Vladislava Urazova, Lilia Akhaimova, and 2021 European all-round champion Viktoria Listunova.
The United States had held the title for the previous ten years.
V. Urazova Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
ROC’s gold medal victory by a score of 169.528 follows Monday’s men’s team championship. By a score of 166.096, the United States came in second place, and Great Britain took third.
Some people thought the U.S. women’s gymnastics team would be untouchable at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. After winning team gold in London in 2012 and in Rio in 2016, the United States only managed silver this time around after Simone Biles withdrew after the first apparatus.
When it came down to the final rotation, it was the ROC gymnasts’ brilliance that sealed the deal and earned them the gold.
Melnikova was the final gymnast to perform on the floor, and she came through for the ROC with the high scores they needed to secure the win. A bronze winner at the 2019 World Championships in the all-around, she was overcome with emotion after winning Olympic gold.
Her Private Affairs
Urazova was born on August 14, 2004 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and she first tried gymnastics when she was four years old.
Urazova was honoured with the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation in the year 2020. She is the voice for the federal government’s southern district.
Urazova attended the Moscow demonstration in support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on March 18th, 2022.
In April, Urazova took part in the KMS competition at the Russian National Championships. She finished in fourth place overall and in the floor exercise, but she took home the gold on the vault.
December of 2017 saw her competing at the Voronin Cup, where she placed second in the all-around behind Aleksandra Shchekoldina for the silver medal. She was a vault and floor exercise champion.
In the 2018
In April, Urazova took part in the competition for the City of Jesolo Trophy. Her team, Russia, placed second overall, behind Italy, and she took first place in the all-around competition, beating out Italy’s Giorgia Villa for gold.
She placed third on vault, behind France’s Celia Serber and Italy’s Asia D’Amato, but first on balancing beam and floor exercise. She competed in the all-around at the Russian National Championships in July, where she placed second, behind Ksenia Klimenko.
She made it to all four competitions and won vault, balancing beam, and floor exercise while coming in sixth on uneven bars.
In the 2019
Urazova was the reigning junior all-around champion going into the City of Jesolo Trophy. She was instrumental in Russia beating out the United States for the gold. Silver in the all-around behind the United States’ Konnor McClain.
She finished second on the floor exercise apparatus and first on the uneven bars in the finals of the respective events. She went to the Russian National Championships in May and ended up winning the all-around title.
She reached the finals of all four events and won gold in two of them (vault and uneven bars) and silver in the other two (floor exercise and balance beam), placing fourth overall.
2021 s Career Life
Although Urazova would have been a senior in 2020, she would not have been able to compete because to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak that year. The 2021 Russian National Championships were her first competition as a senior.
Her qualifying score of 56.299 placed her in second place, behind only Viktoria Listunova. She received the highest grade of the day (57.365) on her final exam. Urazova came in second place overall, behind Listunova, because her two-day total was lower.
Urazova won the gold medal in the uneven bars finals, came in third in the floor exercise finals behind Angelina Melnikova and Listunova, and finished in seventh place on the balancing beam after suffering repeated falls.
In the 2022
In early March, Urazova attended the World Cup in Doha. She has advanced to the championship rounds in both the balance beam and the floor exercise.
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Doha that, beginning on March 7, Russian and Belarusian athletes would be barred from competing in IOC- and FIG-sanctioned tournaments. Urazova came in fourth on the floor exercise but won gold on the balance beam.