Yana Kudryavtseva


Yana Kudryavtseva Bio

Who is Yana Kudryavtseva

Record-setting Russian rhythmic gymnast who dominated the World Championships in 2013 and 2014, winning gold in the all-around, clubs, ball, hoop, ribbon and team events. She also posted victories at the European Championships three straight years from 2012 to 2014.

Early Life (Childhood)

She began training in gymnastics at age four. She made her international debut at the 2007 IT Finland and won the all-around event at the Junior World Cup in 2011.

Interesting Facts

At age fifteen, she became the youngest rhythmic gymnast ever to become the all-around World Champion. She broke another record at the 2014 World Championships becoming the youngest to win back-to-back All-around World titles at 16.

Personal Life

Her father is Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Aleksey Kudryavtsev. Yana has a younger sister named Anna. Kudryavtseva trains 6–8 hours a day, a typical schedule includes an early get up, then choreography and practice.


She is the 2016 Olympic All-around silver medalist, three-time World Champion in the All-around (2013-2015), the 2015 European Games All-around champion, two-time (2014, 2016) European Championships All-around champion, the 2012 European Junior ball champion.