Chashchina Irina Viktorovna

Irina Viktorovna Chashchina  (born April 24, 1982 in the city of Omsk, Russia) is a Russian athlete who represents rhythmic gymnastics in individual exercises. World Champion, Europe. Silver medalist of the Olympic Games. Honored Master of Sports.

Sports biography

She began to play sports at the age of six. Initially, she was engaged in gymnastics and music, later Irina settled on rhythmic gymnastics. The first coach is Elena Nikolaevna Arais. After four years of training, Irina began to train under the guidance of the Honored Coach of Russia Vera Efremovna Shtelbaums. From the age of twelve, she entered the Russian national team and began to travel to training camps in Moscow. While still a junior, Irina took first place at the CIS Spartakiad and twice in a row won the Russian championship among girls.

Since August 1999, Irina Chashchina has been training at the Olympic Training Center with Irina Aleksandrovna Viner. From the same time, her performances began as part of the Russian national team.

After the end of the performances of Yulia Barsukova in 2000, Irina Chashchina firmly established herself in second place in the global ranking (after Alina Kabaeva).

Olympics Performances

In 2004, at the XXVIII Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece won the silver medal in the all-around.

Doping scandal

In 2001, the leaders of the world rhythmic gymnastics Russian women Alina Kabaeva and Irina Chashchina were caught on the use of furosemide, as a result of which both were disqualified for two years. The athletes have been stripped of all the 2001 Goodwill Games and World Cup awards. From August 2001 to August 2002, gymnasts were not allowed to take part in any competitions. The second year of disqualification was given conditionally, that is, athletes were allowed to compete in official tournaments, but they were under strict control.

Social activities

At the age of 26, Irina became the deputy prefect of the Northern District of Moscow for sports and tourism. 02/28/2011 I. Chashchina was relieved of her post and dismissed from the state civil service of the city of Moscow “on her own initiative.”

Sports results

Silver medal in all-around (XXVIII Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece)
Gold medals in all-around and rope exercises (Grand Prix Deventer 2002, Netherlands)
Gold medals in all-around and exercises with hoop and clubs (Grand Prix Berlin 2002)
Lishena : Gold medal at the world Championships in Spain 2001 in the exercise with hoop and silver medals in other types
devoid of: Absolute championship at the VI world Games in Japan 2001
is devoid of: Absolute championship in Sofia (Bulgaria) in the tournament “Grand Prix Mobitel”
devoid of : First place at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Australia.
Gold medal in rope exercises and silver medals in exercises with hoop, ball and clubs at the European Championships, Geneva 2001.
First place at the prestigious international tournament in Corbel, France, 2001.
First place at the tournament in San Francisco, Invitational 2001.
Gold medal at the European Championships in Zaragoza, Spain, 1999.
Gold medal among the Russian national team at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan , 1999.
Absolute championship in the fight for the Russian Cup, 1999.

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