Inna Zhukova : biography
Inna Zhukova Belarusian: Іна Іванаўна Жукава Ina Ivanawna Zhukava Russian: Инна Ивановна Жукова Inna Ivanovna Zhukova, born on September 6, 1986 in Krasnodar, Soviet Union, is a Belarusian individual Rhythmic Gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympics individual all-around silver medalist and 2006 Grand Prix Final all-around bronze medalist.
Inna started rhythmic gymnastics in 1990 at age 4. Originally, she trained in Russia, but she was invited to train in Belarus with the coach Irina Leparskaya, who has trained many prominent gymnasts.
Inna made her international debut in 2001. At the 2004 Athens Olympics she came 7th in the All-Around competition with a total score of 100.575 (Hoop 25.00, Ball 25.300, Clubs 25.200, Ribbon 25.075).
At the 2007 World Championships at Patras, Greece Inna placed 4th in the All-Around and won the bronze medal in the rope finals.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Inna Zhukova won the silver medal in All-Around competition. After the Beijing 2008 she decided to finish her active competitive career. Inna is no longer an active competitor in world class rhythmic gymnastics, except to give occasional gala exhibitions (e.g. at LA Lights in Feb, 2009). it is reported that Inna is working for an insurance company in Belarus.
Detailed Olympic results
|Fragrant branch of white acacia||Ribbon||4th||17.825||4th||17.425|
|Tanguera by Sexteto Mayor||Rope||3rd||18.125||4th||17.850|
|Porto by Dulce Pontes||Hoop||3rd||18.125||4th||18.375|
|The Terem Quartet||Clubs||3rd||17.850||4th||17.300|
|Queens from Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba||Ribbon||6th||25.075||6th||24.700|
|Green Hornet music from Kill Bill by Al Hirt||Ball||7th||25.300||12th||24.200|
|Zorba's Dance by LCD (originally Mikis Theodorakis)||Hoop||8th||25.000||10th||24.575|
|Hu Ha by Montefiori Cocktail||Clubs||7th||25.200||6th||25.100|
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