Alina Kabaeva. Photo: video frame.
Alina Kabaeva rarely goes out – the Olympic champion makes an exception only for major sporting events, and also for training her young wards. In December 2022, Alina opened the Heavenly Grace Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy in Sochi. Gymnastics stars from all over Russia come here. Under the guidance of experienced trainers, the girls hone their skills. Kabaeva regularly visits the Academy’s students and monitors their progress in training.
The day before, Alina visited the control training of young gymnasts. The Olympic champion arrived at the Academy in an elegant summer outfit: white pants, a matching T-shirt and a sky blue blazer. The athlete left her hair loose and made up minimally.
Alina visited the control training of young gymnasts. Photo: video frame.
Everyone has long been interested in the engagement ring on the ring finger of the star. Alina often goes out with him, but sometimes he forgets about the decoration. This time the ring was in place and glowing brightly on the hand of the Athenian champion.
At the meeting, the girls presented Kabaeva with a basket of flowers. Alina carefully asked the students how they feel at the Academy. And then I saw her training. Anna Repina, the daughter of the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Svetlana Zakharova, took part in the demonstration performances. Alina noted the obvious successes of the girl.
“She said that since last time I have improved, that you never have to feel sorry for yourself in training,” Anna told reporters.
The Olympic champion showed off a wedding band on her ring finger. Photo: video frame.
At the end of the training, Alina admonished the young athletes for hard work and sporting achievements:
“As we see now, we have colossal competition within the country. I am sure that thanks to the trainers who train you, you will learn on your own and then become a trainer. Never stop. Always go ahead and win. I wish you all good luck. Get ready for new beginnings, new camps. I am very glad that you are here, in such conditions. I’m sure it will help you a lot. We are always waiting for you here”, emphasized the Olympic champion.
Alina Kabaeva is the most famous student of the famous coach Irina Viner. Very young in 1995, she joined the Wiener group. She was 11 years old. Five years later, at the Sydney Olympics, she won bronze. Another four years passed, and Alina took the gold medal in Athens.
At the end of her sports career, Alina did not become a coach, although she strongly supports her favorite gymnastics. She holds the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding “National Media Group”.