Amina Zaripova

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Birthday
10, 1976
Birthplace
Chirchik, Uzbekistan
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1976 (age 43)
Birthplace
Chirchik, Uzbekistan

About

Rhythmic gymnast who won the silver medal for Russia at the 1994 World Championships before finishing 4th at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She finished as the bronze medalist at the European Championships in 1994 and 1996, and later retired to become an elite gymnastics coach. 

Before Fame

She began as a ballet dancer until age 10, when she began training in gymnastics. She won her first individual medal, a bronze in the all-around, at the 1991 European Junior Championships. 

Trivia

She won the team gold medals for Russia at the 1997 World Championships and 1998 European Championships. Following retirement, she published her own rhythmic gymnastics magazine in Russia. 

Family Life

She shares two children with her husband Alexei Kortnev.

Associated With

She coached Margarita Mamun en route to winning the all-around gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.