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Inna Zhukova : biography

September 6, 1986 -

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

Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Rank Score-Final Rank Score-Qualifying
2008 Olympics Beijing All-around 2nd 71.925 4th 70.950
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
Year Competition Description Location Music Apparatus Rank Score-Final Rank Score-Qualifying
2004 Olympics Athens All-around 7th 100.575 8th 98.575
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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