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BIRIUKOVA Vera
Russian Federation
RUS
Title
Ms
Lastname
BIRIUKOVA
Firstname
Vera
Gender
female
Country
Russian Federation
Place of birth
Omsk
Year of birth
1998 (23 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Rhythmic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Walking, listening to music, spending time with friends. (cabinetdelart.com, 14 Aug 2019)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
Russian
Club
MGFSO [Moscow, RUS]
Coach
Irina Viner-Usmanova [national], RUS; Tatiana Sergaeva, RUS (Athlete, 30 Jul 2016)
International senior debut
2014 for Russia, Grand Prix in Thiais, France (Athlete, 30 Jul 2016)
Start sporting career
She began gymnastics at age five in Omsk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
Her mother made her do gymnastics because she liked climbing on things. (omsk.kp.ru, 25 Jul 2016)
Trainings
She trains for approximately eight hours a day. (cabinetdelart.com, 14 Aug 2019)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the group all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (cabinetdelart.com, 14 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic gymnast Alexei Nemov, Russian rhythmic gymnast Liasan Utiasheva, Russian pole vaulter Elena Isinbaeva, Soviet ice hockey player Vladislav Tretiak, and Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches, her mother, her friends, and her fans. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2016)
Awards
She received the Order of Friendship in the Russian Federation after winning a gold medal in the group all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2016 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 22 Aug 2016)
Additional information
General
BIRIUKOVA EVENT
In 2019 a local rhythmic gymnastics youth tournament held in Krasnogorsk, Russian Federation, was named after her. "The open tournament in Krasnogorsk is the first competition to which my name is given. I hope the tournament becomes a regular event. This will help to promote the beautiful and spectacular sport that is rhythmic gymnastics." (inkrasnogorsk.ru, 14 Apr 2019)

Last update : 2019-09-09

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

Group All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
36.233 
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
35.516