A clear look with brown eyes, an open, benevolent smile, beauty in everything - this is what Natalia Lavrova, two-time Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics in group exercises, looked like. If not for a tragic accident, the great gymnast did a lot more good for all of us.
Russian Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics in group exercises Lavrova Natalya Alexandrovna was born in 1984, on August 4. Her parents were engaged in medical work. The husband and wife moved to Penza before the birth of their daughter, when they were offered an interesting and promising job in one of the Penza clinics. The girl's father was very fond of sports and was engaged in boxing. This influenced the choice of additional classes for Natasha. She was very lively, energetic, loved to dance. The mother took the girl to the rhythmic gymnastics section, from which the gymnast's sports career began. Thanks to the pedagogical talent of the first coach Olga Stebneva, the girl fell in love with her chosen sport. This love and hard work led the athlete to the highest achievements.
When Natasha went to school, she was already a real athlete, since she went to training from the age of five. For secondary education, the parents chose school # 75 in the city of Penza. Here, in Penza, Natalya Lavrova received her higher education, graduated from the State Pedagogical University.
Victories and success
Natalia Lavrova's sports career developed rapidly. Already at the first training camp for her, which took place in 1999, she takes first place. These were group competitions, but the famous Tatyana Vasilyeva, who at that time was the leading coach of the Russian national team, immediately singled out the flexible and artistic Natasha.
Six months after the first victory, Natalya Lavrova joined the main team in rhythmic gymnastics in group exercises. The next test of the gymnast's skills and talent took place in the qualifying world championship, which was held in the Japanese city of Osaka. Natalya Lavrova first became the champion of the Olympic Games at the age of 15.
The Russian team won over and over again. Natalya Lavrova for nine years was a participant in all competitions in which the national team of the Russian Federation took part. The 2000 Olympics in Australia and 2004 in Greece brought gold medals to Russian girls. The team had no equal in group exercises. All international Grand Prix competitions brought only brilliant victories to two-time Olympic champions.
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Few of the athletes were able to achieve as many awards as Natalya Aleksandrovna Lavrova received for her sports creativity. She was four times the European champion, five times conquered the world podium, twice became the winner of the Olympics.
In 2000, the athlete received the title of Honored Master of Sports of the Russian Federation and became the coach of the Russian national rhythmic gymnastics team.
The girl's life ended tragically and suddenly. She was 26 years old when a ridiculous car accident occurred that instantly claimed the lives of the famous athlete and her sister, who was driving and driving. The tragedy took place on a highway near Penza.
The whole city came to the funeral of the famous resident of Penza. Representatives of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, Irina Viner and the entire coaching staff arrived.
The burial place is the Walk of Fame at the Novozapadnoye cemetery of the native city of Natalya Alexandrovna Lavrova.