Best Rhythmic Gymnasts of All Time (Part II)

These rhythmic gymnasts are impressive gold medal winners.

Tamara Yerofieieva    
Retired in 2004
She was supposed to join Cirque De Soleil in 2005.
at the 2000 Sydney Olympics ranked 6th in the All-Around 

Yevgeniya Kanayeva
During her career, she won 39 medals: 2 silver, 37 gold.
Her medals were 18 World Championships medals, 13 European Championships Medals, 4 World Games Medals, three World Cup medals, and an Olympic Medal.

Oxana Kostina
Even though her career was short, she had the chance to be crowned as the New RG Queen of her time. She garnered popularity with her amazing results at the 1992 European Championships.
During her career, she earned 14 medals: 6 European Championships and 8 World Championships medals.

Yulia Barsukova
She is the oldest Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics at 21 years old.
She participated in the Russian television, “Star on Ice”
She earned 3 World Championships medals and 8 European Championships Medals and a gold Olympic medal.

Ekaterina Serebrianskaya
She is the 1st female rhythmic gymnast to hold the World, European and Olympic all-around titles at the same time.
She won an incredible 43 medals: 24 European Championships medals, a gold Olympic medal, and 18 World Championships medals.

Elena Vitrichenko
Even though her career was tarnished by unfavorable favoritisms, she earned 49 medals: 25 European Championships Medals, a bronze Olympic medal, and 23 World Championships medals. 

Olexandra Tymoshenko
Unified Team
At 20 years old, she retired in 1992
Olexandra was the USSR All-Around Champion. She began rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 8, and it concluded in her twenties. She won 41 medals: 12 medals for World Championships, 27 for the European Championships, a medal for every Olympic Games and as a competitor for the Soviet Union. 

Best Rhythmic Gymnasts of All Time (Part I)

These gymnasts have more than one talent and they showcase it well.

Rhythmic gymnastics is another subdivision of gymnastics. It entails the use of equipment to do a routine. Generally, the equipment used by a lot of rhythmic gymnasts is ribbons, balls, ropes, and hoops. Unlike the other fields of gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics use the props alongside their routine, not performing on the equipment itself.

All of these wouldn’t be if it weren’t for the artistic, bright ideas of the Trios of rhythmic gymnastics. They are Rudolf Bode, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Francois Delsarte. All of them had one thing in common: they believed in movement expression, wherein one dance to express him or herself.

Holistic Elegance

The elegance conveyed by the impressive and expressive movements of rhythmic gymnastics can’t be matched by any sport. It’s credited to the performer’s continuous practicing to become the essence of sophistication.

Here are the Best Rhythmic Gymnasts of All Time

Anna Bessonova

2003 Triple European Champion — Hoops, Clubs, and Ribbon Events
She won 60 medals all in all
10 World Cup medals, 24 World Championship medals, 24 European Championship medals, and 2 Olympic medals  

2005 6-time Silver Medalist World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship in Patras-2007 All-around Gold Medalist 

2003 Twice World Champion in Hoop and Clubs Event Final

Irina Tchachina
Retired in 2006
2001 in the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held in Madrid, Spain- Won the Individual All-Around Medal
She earned 27 Medals: An Olympic Medal, nine World Championships medals, 11 European Championships Medals, four World Games Medals, and two World Cup medals.


Alina Kabaeva
Russian Honored Master of Sports
Retired in 2007
During her 11-year career, she won 30 Gold Medals from each competition she had entered.
She earned 43 Medals: two World Cup medals, two Olympic Medals, 14 World Championships medals, 21 European Championships Medals, and 6 World Games Medals.