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MUSTAFINA Aliia
Russian Federation
RUS
Title
Ms
Lastname
MUSTAFINA
Firstname
Aliia
Gender
female
Country
Russian Federation
Place of birth
Russia
Year of birth
1994 (26 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Watching football. (teamrussia.pro, 14 Jan 2020)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Coaching - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Moscow, RUS
Family
Daughter Alisa [2017]
Spoken languages
English, Russian
Club
Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Penza Gymnastics Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]
Coach
Sergey Starkin [personal], RUS; Pavel Pavlov [personal], RUS (rsport.ria.ru, 16 Apr 2018)
Sporting relatives
Her younger sister Nailya has also competed in gymnastics and her father, Farhat Mustafin, won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. She was formerly married to Russian bobsleigh athlete Zlexei Zaitsev, who is the father of her daughter. (penzanews.ru, 29 Apr 2018; fig-gymnastics.com, 04 Aug 2011; intlgymnast.com, 13 Oct 2010; 03 Nov 2016)
Injuries
In 2019 she tore a calf muscle which ruled her out of the European championships, European Games and the world championships that year. (news.sportbox.ru, 20 Mar 2020; sovsport.ru, 26 Aug 2019)

In May 2018 she was forced to withdraw from the Osijek Challenge Cup in Croatia due to a meniscus [knee] injury. (gymnovosti.com, 19 May 2018)

She competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a back injury. Despite the injury she still won three medals at the Games including a gold on uneven bars. (intlgymnast.com, 03 Nov 2016)

In November 2015 she underwent knee surgery and recovered in time to compete at the Russian national championships in April 2016. (tass.ru, 20 Mar 2016; press.sportedu.ru, 13 Apr 2016)

Chronic back pain ruled her out of the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 23 Sep 2015; 07 Oct 2015; tass.ru, 18 Sep 2015)

She missed the chance to defend her all-around world title at the 2011 World Championships due to a knee injury suffered when she landed incorrectly off the vault at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. She tore ligaments and underwent surgery in Germany. (gympower.nl, 18 Jul 2011; reuters.com, 09 Apr 2011)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics at age six in Moscow, Russian Federation, together with her younger sister Nailya. (universalsports.com, 08 Aug 2011; sovsport.ru, 11 Nov 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (teamrussia.pro, 14 Jan 2020)
Awards
For her performances at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, she received the Order of Friendship and the Order of Honour of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012, 25 Aug 2016)

She was named the 2012 Female Athlete of the Year by the Russian Olympic Committee. (sport-interfax.ru, 14 Dec 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (cska.ru, 04 Jun 2020; minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2019)
Additional information
General
COMPETITION BREAKS
She took an indefinite break from competition after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She gave birth to her daughter in June 2017 and returned to training in September the same year. "I returned to the gym three months after giving birth. When I first came back, I could not perform even the simplest elements that girls learn when they are five or six years old. It was quite funny for a two-time Olympic champion. I thought that skills would last forever." In October 2019 she took another break after missing most major events that year due to injury. (news.sportbox.ru, 20 Mar 2020; tass.ru, 28 Feb 2020; gymnovosti.com, 30 Aug 2017; intlgymnast.com, 12 Jan 2017)

Last update : 2020-08-11

Olympic Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
58.665 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
58.098 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.833
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
13.033
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.066
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
176.688
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
174.620

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
59.566 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
59.966 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.133
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.700
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.433
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
178.530
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
180.429
World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
142
Score Qualif.
40.866 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.433
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.433
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.200
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
162.863
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
165.497

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
57.915 
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
58.874 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.166
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.308
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.500
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
171.462
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
228.135

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
58.856 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
57.165 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.366
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.033
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.900
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.133
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.166

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
61.032 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
60.666 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.066
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.283
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.300
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.766
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.933
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.766
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.833
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
175.397
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
234.521
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG All-Around World Cup 2019 BIRMINGHAM (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
53.564 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2019 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal All-Around World Cup 2019 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
53.400 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - ENBW DTB World Cup 2014 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
56.399 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
43.432 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.533
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
175.212
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
173.261

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
29.333 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.266
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.233
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
169.329
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
170.621

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
59.032 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
56.057 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.300
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.025
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
11.666
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.300
Multisport Events / Games

2015 - 1st European Games Baku 2015 BAKU (AZE)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
58.566 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
58.865 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.400
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.966
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
116.897
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-