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Irina Baraksanova
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Baraksanova at the 1985 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union

Born

July 4 1969 (1969-07-04) (age 52)
Tashkent, Tashkent Province, Uzbek SSR, USSR

Years on National Team

1983-1986

Current status

Retired

Irina Baraksanova (Russian: Ирина Бараксанова; born July 4 in Tashkent) is a retired gymnast from the former Soviet Union. She won a team gold medal at the 1984 Friendship Games and 1985 World Championships. Baraksanova's strengths lay in the artistry and grace of her work, even as she struggled with inconsistency.

Career

Baraksanova began gymnastics at the age of 7. She made her international debut at the 1983 Blume Memorial, winning silver in the all-around. In 1984, Baraksanova won the European Junior All-Around title, a bronze in the all-around at the Chunichi Cup, and a silver in the all-around at the Moscow News competition. Since the Soviets were boycotting the 1984 Olympics, they held their own separate Olympics, called the Friendship Games. Baraksanova was selected to the Soviet team and contributed to their gold medal finish.

In 1985, she was named to the Soviet Worlds team and won team gold with them. In 1986, she finished third in the all-around at the American Cup and first in the International Mixed Pairs. She retired soon after.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1983 Blume Memorial 2nd
USSR Championships 6
1984 European Junior Championships 1st
Tokyo Cup 2nd 3rd
Chunichi Cup 3rd
Moscow News 2nd 1st 1st
Olomouc Friendship Games 1st
USSR Cup 6 2nd 3rd 1st
USSR Championships 3rd
1985 Montreal World Championships 1st
USSR Cup 2nd 3rd 1st
USSR Championships 4
Riga International 2nd 4 1st 2nd
1986 McDonald's American Cup 3rd
International Mixed Pairs 1st

Floor Music

1985 - "My Sweet and Tender Beast" by Evgeni Doga


European Junior All-Around Champions
Emilia EberleEcaterina Szabo • Elena Zabrodina | Irina BaraksanovaSvetlana Boginskaya • Svetlana Ivanova • Vanda Hădărean • Elodie Lussac • Alexandra Marinescu • Anna Kovalyova • Sabina CojocarAnna PavlovaSteliana Nistor • Daria Elizarova • Viktoria KomovaEnus MarianiAngelina MelnikovaElena EreminaGiorgia VillaAna Maria Bărbosu


European Junior Uneven Bars Champions
Emilia Eberle • Natalia Ponomarenko • Bettina Schieferdecker • Irina BaraksanovaAurelia Dobre • Svetlana Ivanova • Vanda HădăreanAndreea Cacovean | Elodie Lussac • Isabelle SeverinoElvire TezaTatyana YaroshAnna PavlovaAlina Kozich • Rhian Pugh • Karina Myasnikova • Anastasia GrishinaSophie SchederDaria SkrypnikAnastasiya IlyankovaKsenia KlimenkoAna Maria Bărbosu
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