Evgenia Kanaeva is a famous Russian athlete who has become a multiple Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics. What is interesting about her biography and personal life?
Biography of the athlete
Evgenia was born on April 2, 1990 in Omsk. Her mother was herself a former athlete. For this reason, she did not want to give the girl to the sport. But Eugenia's grandmother insisted on this and independently took the child to the rhythmic gymnastics section at the age of six.
From birth, Kanaeva had unprecedented flexibility, plasticity and stretching. She immediately fell in love with the sport and began to train hard. But in his hometown, it was impossible to achieve success. Therefore, at the age of 12, Kanaeva leaves for Moscow, where she participates in the training camp of the national team. She is noticed by the talented coach Amina Zaripova and invites her to study at the school of the Olympic reserve.
Evgenia's first success came in 2003 at the junior world championship. She became a champion and attracted the attention of the coaches of the main Russian national team. So a few days later, the girl was already training at the team's base in Novogorsk. But Kanaeva did not succeed in immediately making her way to the main team. At that time, Alina Kabaeva and Irina Chashchina shone in the Russian national team.
The girl continued to work hard and was rewarded for her hard work. In 2007, Kabaeva was injured and Kanaeva went to the European Championship instead. She won several gold medals. Then the gymnast repeated her success at the World Championships. Even then it was clear that another star of rhythmic gymnastics appeared in Russia.
The first Olympic Games for Kanaeva took place in 2008 in Beijing. She was very young then. But this did not stop the girl from becoming a champion in the all-around. Many gymnasts, after successful competitions, end their sports careers on the rise. But Evgenia continued to train and repeated her success at the 2012 games in London. She again became the owner of gold and went down in the history of Russian and world sports as one of the most successful gymnasts.
After such a stunning success, Evgenia decided to end her sports career. Moreover, she was constantly tormented by injuries. In total, during her performances at the highest level, the girl became the world champion 17 times and won gold 13 times at the European Championship.
After completing her career, Kanaeva did not move far from rhythmic gymnastics. She went to work as a coach, and passes on her rich experience to little girls. Of course, for them, Eugene is a real idol.
In parallel with her performances at tournaments, Kanaeva managed to get a higher education. She graduated from the Siberian University of Physical Education and Sports.
Personal life of a gymnast
Evgenia met her future husband at the emergency room shortly before the 2012 Olympic Games. So she met the hockey player Igor Muskatov. The guy, before meeting Zhenya, led a rather hectic lifestyle. But having fallen in love with Kanaeva, he changed a lot. The athletes got married in 2013, and then they had a child, a boy, Vladimir.
News about the divorce of the spouses regularly appears in the media, but they do not find any confirmation. The couple still lives a happy marriage, and is not going to separate.