Alina Maratovna Kabaeva is a gymnast, an honored master of sports, a politician.
Alina was born on May 12, 1983 in Tashkent, where she spent her childhood. The girl’s father was a professional football player. So it is not surprising that sports in the biography of Alina Kabaeva began at the age of 3.5 years. Even then, she seriously took up artistic gymnastics.
At the age of 12, she moved to Moscow, when her parents decided that they needed to further develop their talent. A year later, joined the Russian team. And two years later in the biography of Kabaeva won a big victory – she was the first at the European Championships. In 1999, she reached even greater heights – she won in the world championship. But next year at the Olympics in Sydney was only the third.
In 2001, she was disqualified for doping. After disqualification for two years, she became a TV presenter on the “7TV” channel. Then she played in the movie “Red Shadow”. And besides – engaged in politics, joined the party “United Russia”. Later, in 2007, Alina Kabaeva became a deputy of the State Duma, took up the post of deputy chairman in the committee on youth affairs.
Returning to the sport after disqualification, Alina Kabaeva in her biography was the first at the Olympics in Athens in 2004.