Vera Sesina

Vera Sesina

Gymnast
Country: Russia

Content:
  1. Biography of Vera Sesina
  2. Early Life and Training
  3. Olympic Journey
  4. Sporting Achievements
  5. Retirement and Beyond

Biography of Vera Sesina

Vera Sesina is a Russian athlete who represented artistic gymnastics in individual exercises. She is a world and European champion and a merited master of sports.

Early Life and Training

Vera Sesina began practicing artistic gymnastics at the age of seven. She initially trained in her hometown of Sverdlovsk under the guidance of Natalia Gorbulina. In 2001, she moved to Moscow to train at the Olympic Center of Artistic Gymnastics under the supervision of I.A. Viner.

Olympic Journey

Alongside Olga Kapranova and Evgeniya Kanaeva, Sesina was one of the candidates for the Russian national team in artistic gymnastics for the Olympics in Beijing. However, after the pre-Olympic competitions, Kapranova and Kanaeva were chosen for the team, while Sesina went to Beijing as a reserve.

Sporting Achievements

In 2002, Sesina secured third place in the vault and sixth place in the ball at the World Cup Finals in Stuttgart. In 2003, she won first place in the team event at the World Championships in Budapest. At the 2005 World Championships in Baku, Sesina claimed first place in the ribbon and the team event, fourth place in the vault, fifth place in the all-around individual competition, and seventh place in the clubs. She also achieved great success at the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, winning first place in the ribbon, second place in the vault, third place in the ball, and sixth place in the clubs. In the same year, at the European Championships in Moscow, Sesina took first place in the team event and fourth place in the ribbon. In 2006, she won first place in the all-around individual competition at the European Championships in Moscow. Sesina continued her success by winning first place in the ball, clubs, and ribbon at the World Cup Finals in Mié in 2006. In 2007, she achieved first place in the team event, vault, and ribbon, as well as second place in the all-around individual competition and hoop, at the World Championships in Patras.

Retirement and Beyond

Vera Sesina concluded her sporting career in 2009 due to health issues. In the same year, she became a member of the athletes' commission at the International Gymnastics Federation.

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