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Yana Demyanchuk
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Demyanchuk at the 2010 World Championships

Country represented

Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine

Born

October 22 1993 (1993-10-22) (age 28)
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Current status

Retired

Yana Vladimirovna Demyanchuk (Ukrainian: Яна Володимирівна Дем'янчук, born October 22, 1993) is a former Ukrainian gymnast. She is the 2009 European balance beam champion.

Career

Early Career

Demyanchuk began gymnastics when she was six years old, originally training in her hometown of Ivano-Frankivsk before training at the Republic Higher School of Physical Education in Kiev. Her first junior elite meet was in 2007 at a tri-meet between Catalonia, Germany and Ukraine. The following year Demyanchuk competed at the Voronin Cup in Moscow, Russia. Here she won bronze medals in the all-around and on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Later that year she competed at the 2008 Junior European Championships and placed 6th in the balance beam event final.

Senior Career

Demyanchuk made her senior elite debut at the WOGA Classic in February 2009 where she won a bronze medals in the all-around, a gold medal on uneven bars as well as a silver medal on floor exercise. At the Nadia Comăneci International Invitational she won a silver medal in the all-around behind Sandra Izbaşa, as well as a gold medal on uneven bars and bronze medals on vault and floor exercise. In April Demyanchuk competed at the European Championships. She qualified 4th into the all-around final and placed 12th in the final. Demyanchuk also won a gold medal on balance beam. In October Demyanchuk competed in her first World Championships but had a disappointing competition. In London she was the second reserve for the all-around final and did not qualify for any event finals.

In 2010 Demyanchuk competed at the European Championships and qualified to the balance beam event final where she placed 7th. Later that year she competed at her second World Championships. In Rotterdam she competed on uneven bars and balance beam for the Ukrainian team, qualifying into the balance beam final where she placed 8th after a fall on her dismount.

In 2011 Demyanchuk competed at her third European Championships and was second reserve for the balance beam final. That summer she competed at the Universiade where she won a silver medal with the Ukrainian team.

Demyanchuk retired from elite gymnastics in December 2012.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2008 Mikhail Voronin Cup 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4 3rd
Junior European Championships 7 20 6
2009 WOGA Classic 3rd 1st 2nd
Nadia Comăneci International Invitational 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd
Milan European Championships 12 1st
2010 Birmingham European Championships 8 7
Rotterdam World Championships 8
2011 Ghent World Cup 6
Ostrava World Cup 8
Shenzhen Universiade 2nd 8 4 4
2012 Zibo World Cup 4

Floor Music

2009 - "Pupsik" by Tina Karol


European Balance Beam Champions
Larisa LatyninaVěra ČáslavskáPolina Astakhova • Eva Rydell • Věra ČáslavskáKarin JanzTamara LazakovichLudmilla TourischevaNadia ComăneciElena MukhinaNatalia ShaposhnikovaMaxi GnauckLavinia AgacheOksana OmelianchikDaniela SilivaşGabriela Potorac | Olesya DudnikSvetlana BoginskayaGina GogeanRoza GaliyevaYevgeniya KuznetsovaSvetlana KhorkinaLudmila EzhovaCătălina PonorYulia LozhechkoKsenia SemenovaYana DemyanchukAmelia RaceaAnna DementyevaCătălina PonorLarisa IordacheMaria KharenkovaAndreea MunteanuAliya MustafinaCătălina PonorSanne WeversAlice KinsellaLarisa IordacheMélanie de Jesus Dos Santos
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