Aliya Mustafina


Aliya Mustafina Bio

Who is Aliya Mustafina

Russian Olympic gymnast who took the uneven bars gold medal at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. She has also won two silver medals and three bronze medals at the Olympics in the team, all-around, and floor exercise events.

Early Life (Childhood)

Aliya Mustafina was born into a half-Volga Tatar and half-ethnic Russian family in Yegoryevsk, Russia. She began her international gymnastics career at the age of 13.

Interesting Facts

Mustafina represented Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she was the most decorated gymnast (and athlete in general, save for swimmers).

Personal Life

Her younger sister, Nailya, is also a gymnast and a former member of Russia's junior national team. She likes Nastia Liukin and among the Russians, she likes Ksenia Afanasyeva.


She is the 2010 World individual all-around champion, the 2015 European Games individual all-around and uneven bars champion, and the 2013 Universiade individual all-around and uneven bars champion.